Dr. Devorah Curtis serves as Department Chair of Mind-Body Medicine programs in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University. Since 2012, she has been mentoring students, faculty, and fellows; developing curriculum, teaching courses, serving on doctoral dissertation committees; and participating in governance related functions.
Before pursuing a career in academia, Dr. Curtis worked as a health and fitness consultant, sales and human resource partner in the pharmaceutical industry, behavioral analyst and leadership development consultant, and professional coach in both integrative care and private practice. Her educational degrees include a BS in Applied Nutrition and MA and PhD in Psychology. Also, she is a licensed pastoral counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) and Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Dr. Curtis's primary research interest centers on applications of self-determination theory across professional and personal life domains.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Business/IO Psychology Executive Assessment Career/Workplace Issues Career Development Employee Motivation Health and Wellness Coaching Coaching Life Coaching Consciousness & Spirituality Studies Pastoral care Psychology Subdisciplines - Humanistic Psychology
- Education History
Degree Institution Year B.S. University of Delaware 1998 M.A. Saybrook University 2007 Ph.D. Saybrook University 2011
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Member Institute of Coaching Member American Association of Christian Counselors Member International Society for Coaching Psychologists
- Curriculum Vitae
Qualitative case study evaluating the effects of a life coaching intervention on psychological courage and self-determination.
Mixed-methods study exploring the motivational factors that underlie work commitment and promote retention of clinical and academic nurses.
Curtis, D. F., & Kelly, L. L. (2013). Effect of a quality of life coaching intervention on psychological courage and self-determination. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 11 (1), 20-38.
Shaner, L., Kelly, L., Rockwell, D., & Curtis, D. (2015). Calm abiding: The lived experience of the practice of long-term meditation. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, , 1-24.