Donald Loffredo, Ed.D.
Professor of Psychology
Phone: (361) 570-4209
Dr. Donald Loffredo, Professor of Psychology, joined the UHV faculty in 1995 after teaching as an adjunct professor for the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and North Harris County Community College. He received his doctorate in Educational Psychology (Counseling) from the University of Houston Main Campus.
His specialty areas include systems therapy, chemical dependency counseling, statistics, and research methods. He completed a post-doctoral internship in adolescent and adult psychology at the Deer Park Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Loffredo is a licensed psychologist and certified Health Service Provider in Psychology who received his licensing supervision at the Houston Child Guidance Clinic and the Deer Park Psychiatric Hospital.
He practiced Psychology at the Deer Park Psychiatric Hospital, the Dornon Psychiatric Clinic in Pasadena, the Rice University Counseling Center, and in private practice. He has designed inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse programs for both adults and adolescents and has held several administrative positions at the Dornon Clinic. Dr. Loffredo has over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications in psychology, communication, and computer science. His current research endeavors include work in the areas of multicultural psychology, personality, computer gaming, robotics, HIV/AIDS and communication.