Nnamdi Pole, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
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Nnamdi Pole is a professor in the Smith College Department of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist. He has taught in the Smith School for Social Work since 2012.

Pole’s work includes research on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, especially among police officers and sexual assault survivors. He also has major interests in ethnic minority mental health, psychotherapy research, and the psychophysiology of emotion.

Pole is the chair of the Smith College Institutional Review Board. Outside of the college, he serves as an associate editor of Psychological Bulletin and consulting editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. He formerly served on the board of directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the APA Trauma Division Executive Committee. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.