Professor and Chair
Office: Math/Psychology 311
Lab: Sondheim 508
Ph.D. – University of Maryland, College Park, 1995
Area of Study:
Dr. Brodsky’s work focuses on individual and community level resilience and the role of communities, psychological community, and cultures in creating and resisting societal risks, including community violence, poverty, racism, sexism and other oppressions. Using qualitative methods, she has explored resilient processes in diverse populations, including single mothers raising children in risky neighborhoods of Washington, DC; low income women in a holistic job training and education program in Baltimore, MD; Afghan women in pre and post-Taliban Afghanistan, and most recently the experiences, attitudes, and interactions of immigrant and nonimmigrant communities in the Baltimore/Washington corridor and in Italy.
Community Psychology (Psyc 230 and Psyc 635)
Human Diversity in Intervention and Research (Psyc 608)
Qualitative Methods (Psyc 738)
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
Opportunities in research and applied psychology for graduate students in the CP and/or Clinical/CP tracks who are interested in applying qualitative methods to the understanding of resilience, culture, gender, and community.
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:
NO: No undergraduate opportunities available
Graduate Program Affiliation(s):
Human Services Psychology
Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:
Interim Director Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research MIPAR
Brodsky, A.E. (2016). Taking a stand: The next 50 years of Community Psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58(3-4), 284-293. 10.1002/ajcp.12045.
Buckingham, S.L*. & Brodsky, A.E. (2015). ‘Our differences don’t separate us’: Immigrant families navigate intrafamilial acculturation gaps through diverse resilience processes. Journal of Latino/a Psychology, 3(3), 143-159.
Brodsky, A.E. & Cattaneo, L.B. (2013). A trans-conceptual model of empowerment and resilience: Divergence, convergence, and interactions in kindred community concepts. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52(3/4), 333-346. 10.1007/s10464-013-9599-x
Brodsky, A.E., & Faryal, T. (2006). No matter how hard you try, your feet still get wet: Insider and outsider perspectives on bridging diversities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37(3/4), 311-320.