Associate Professor; Director, MA in Psychology, Clinical Concentration
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at Austin,
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware, 1993
B.A. in Psychology, University of Vermont, 1988
She completed her Pre-doctoral Internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
in Perry Point MD.
Her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Behavioral Pharmacology Research
Unit focused on research evaluating behavioral treatments for opioid dependence.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Elizabeth Katz is a Maryland Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Associate professor
of Psychology at Towson University.
Dr. Katz spent 15 months as a post-doctoral fellow at the Behavioral Pharmacology
Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University after which she moved to Friends Research
Institute, Social Research Center. In that position, Dr. Katz was both a Co- and Principal
Investigator on several National Institutes on Drug Abuse-funded research studies
examining strategies for improving treatment entry, engagement and outcomes among
substance dependent populations.
Dr. Katz was hired to direct the MA in Psychology Clinical concentration at Towson
University in 2007, after spending 7 years at Friends Research Institute Social Research
Center conducting NIH funded research on early engagement strategies with substance
dependent patients. At Towson, Dr. Katz teaches graduate courses in psychotherapy
and drug and alcohol abuse counseling as well as Introduction to Psychology at the
undergraduate level. In her free time, Dr. Katz enjoys spending time with her two
daughters and husband, reading, riding her horse, and cuddling with her dogs.
Dr. Katz’ current research focuses on causes and consequences of substance and behavioral
addictions. Her most recent research has addressed: non-medical use of prescription
stimulants, alcohol misuse, and problematic social network site and cell phone use.
Dr. Katz’s clinical training has focused on treatment of substance dependence (both
individual and group interventions) as well as mood and anxiety disorders.
Dunne EM & Katz EC (2015). Alcohol outcome expectancies and regrettable drinking-related social behaviors.
Alcohol and Alcoholism, published online March 26th. PDF.
Dunne EM, Freedlander J, Coleman K, & Katz EC (In Press). Impulsivity, expectancies, and evaluations of expected outcomes as predictors
of alcohol use and related problems. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. PDF.
Lookatch SJ, Dunne E & Katz EC (2012). Predictors of non-medical prescription stimulant use. Journal of Psychoactive
Drugs. 44, 86-91, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2012.662083. PDF.