Dr. Mazzula is a psychologist, professor, mental health researcher and author.  She is the Director of the Latina Researchers Network, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and Former President of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey.  Dr. Mazzula has extensive research and counseling experience with underserved communities. She is a speaker, consultant and trainer on issues of diversity, inclusion and leadership development... (more)

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
  • M.Phil. Counseling Psychology
  • M.A. Community Counseling and Human Services
  • B.S. Biology (Psychology minor)

News and update


  • 7/28/14 - Featured interview with Dr. Mazzula. USA TODAY, “More psychological help needed for undercover officers”  Read article 

  • 8/10/14     Hosting Latina Researchers Network Social Hour ~ American Pscyhological Association Conference, Washington, DC.

  • 06/18/14 - Speaking on leadership development ~ Natioanl Women Leadership Conference and Convention, Houston, TX. Learn about the speakers

  • 03/2014 Proud to be Latina Empower Hour with Dr. Mazzula on Success in Higher Education

  • 2/18/14  Professor Silvia Mazzula Receives Prestigious Grants to Diversify Academia Read more. 

  • 2/2014  Speaking with William Paterson University students on the Latina Faculty experience 

  • 9/26/13  "But You Speak So Well": How Latinos Experience Subtle Racism by Dr. Mazzula gets 10,000 views in 24 hours.  Featured in Psychology Benefits Society, a Blog by the APA Public Interest Directorate. 


  • 8/1/13  In Hawaii for APA's 121st Convention.


  • 04/18/13     In Washington, DC, for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute's Latina Roundtable. 
  •                 02/15-16/13   Speaking on Latina leadership and mentorship ~ Winter Roundtable, Teachers College, New York
  • 01/2013    Dr. Mazzula's "Up close and Personal" Interview by the Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity Newsletter, Society of  Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association. 
Dr. Silvia Mazzula