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Dr. Jo-Ann Amadeo

Associate Professor


Jo-Ann Amadeo

Contact Information

Contact via email


Rowley Hall, G135

Academic Credentials

B.A., Susquehanna University
M.S., The Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Teaching Areas

  • General Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Learning and Cognition

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Development
  • Media Influence and Use
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Civic-related Attitudes and Behaviors

Dr. Jo-Ann Amadeo joined the Marymount University faculty in the fall of 2011. Prior to coming to Marymount, she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Maryland; served as associate director of a large, international study of civic attitudes and behaviors among adolescents; co-directed a living/learning center for first- and second-year university students; and conducted evaluation research. Her work has afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively; she has presented research findings at conferences in a wide range of countries around the world.

Dr. Amadeo is passionate about teaching and incorporates discussions and hands-on activities in all of her classes. She teaches general Psychology classes as well as classes focused on human growth and development.