The Psychology Department at Lourdes University was founded in 1976 to provide psychology instruction to young women wishing to enter the convent. The department was part of the Social Science Division and offered course work as part of an Associate Degree program with a concentration in Social Science. The founding faculty members were Sr. M. Francis Lopata, Ph.D. and Sr. M. Constantia Fudali, Ph.D. In 1982, the department added a B.I.S. concentration in Psychology. Four years later in 1986, the department began offering a B.A. in Psychology, the same degree that is awarded today.
Sr. M. Francis Lopata, Ph.D.
Sr. M. Constantia Fudali, Ph.D.