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Andrew Nocita

Professor of Psychology

Biography

Dr. Andrew Nocita was born in Detroit and lived in Michigan until graduate school, when he moved to Oxford, Ohio. He married his wife during the summer break of his first year of graduate school. He accepted an internship in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there for three years before moving to the Pittsburgh area, now more than 30 years ago.

Dr. Nocita worked in the community mental health field for many years before accepting a position with Waynesburg University, where he has been since 2007.

Dr. Nocita works in a private practice psychotherapy group where he sees individuals, families and couples. He specializes in working with people with co-occurring disorders: a mental health concern as well as a substance use problem.

He was involved in scouting for 20 years and served as a scoutmaster for eight of those years. He plays the guitar and continues to attend workshops to improve his skills, and has started to play at open mic nights throughout the area.

Dr. Nocita is active in his Catholic church, serving as a parish council member, eucharistic minister and children's liturgy coordinator. He has also participated in the parish's music ministry.

He has three grown children who currently live in Washington state, upstate New York, and Bristol, England.

Education

B.A., Michigan State University, E. Lansing; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University, Ohio