Vincent C. Alfonso holds an appointment as assistant professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Education where his research interests include psychoeducational assessment, preschool issues, and professional training. Concomitantly, he is a staff psychologist at the Crossroads School for Child Development. Dr. Alfonso has also held academic positions with St. Johns and Hofstra Universities. Additional applied appointments have included Milestone School for Child Development, Nassau Center for the Developmentally Disabled, and Adults and Children With Learning and Developmental Disabilities. His publications have appeared in Behavior Genetics, School Psychology International, The Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, School Psychology Review, and Psychology in the Schools. Dr. Alfonso's presentations have appeared at The American Psychological Association, The American Psychological Society, The National Association of School Psychologists, and The American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology. He has served as president of the School Division of the New York State Psychological Association and is a nominee for president of the School Psychologists Educators Council of New York State. Dr. Alfonso earned his PhD in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University in 1990.
David B. Allison received an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and earned his PhD degree from the School of Psychology of Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Kennedy Institute. Dr. Allison completed a second postdoctoral fellowship at the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is currently the assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the New York Obesity Research Center in Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Allison has received several awards including those from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition