Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan E. French '10
Forensic psychology, neuropsychology
Neuropsychologist Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
My Widener Experience
why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology?
I chose Widener University to pursue my graduate degree in psychology because of excellent reputation the program has in the field. The program also promoted specialities that I was interested in including neuropsychology and forensic psychology. The faculty are well known and well published. The training is second to none and has a captive internship. I knew I would be in an optimal position to further my career with a degree from Widener, all of which made it an easy choice to attend Widener to pursue my doctorate degree.
who was your favorite professor at widener? why?
There were many professors at the IGCP that influenced me in a positive way during my time there. I enjoyed the lectures by Dr. Prout and his ability to stimulate thought and provoke discuss. Dr. Elwork helped shape my thinking from a forensic standpoint, and made class interesting. However, Dr. Goldberg was one of my favorites because his classes were always interesting. He taught in a hands-on way that helped me learn and prepared me for my career. He was instrumental in my learning and always kept me interested to want to learn more.
My Professional Experience
what advice would you give a prospective student considering your graduate program?
Widener is a great place to learn and get a solid education with great experience that can put you ahead when going forward in your career. The knowledge and opportunities here helped me achieve a successful career doing something I enjoy.
what do you like most about your current position?
I currently work for the biggest concussion program in the country. I have been able to meld my love of sports with my interest in neuropsychology. I have gotten to work with athletes at all levels and am always excited to go to work.