Richard Siegel


Richard Siegel

Professor Emeritus

Department of Psychology

University of Massachusetts Lowell


Dr. Siegel was formerly the Chair of the Department of Psychology until his retirement in Summer 2017. He continues as Professor Emeritus and also as Program Coordinator for all the Department’s Continuing Education programs, including the online B.A. in Psychology and the graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism program.

Biographical Info

Dr. Siegel’s training and background are in clinical psychology, and he has practiced as a psychologist for many years. His interests include cognitive-behavioral methods of therapy, as well as aspects of personal adjustment and coping with stress and the psychology of addictions.  

He is the coordinator of undergraduate programs for Continuing Education students majoring or concentrating in psychology, and for graduate students in the online Behavioral Intervention in Autism programs. In addition, he was the first member of the Psychology Department to begin teaching online, and he works very closely with UMass Lowell’s on-line staff to develop new on-line courses and programs. He became Chair of the Department of Psychology in January 2009.

Dr. Siegel’s interests include gardening and landscape design, as well as travel to Israel to visit family.


Contact Information

Office: HSSB 315
Phone: 978.934.3961

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