Dr. Eric W. Corty

Professor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Ph.D., Indiana University

Office: 103 Turnbull Hall
Phone: 814-898-6238
E-mail: ewc2@psu.edu


Eric Corty received a B.A. in psychology from Vassar College in 1976 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University in 1983. He completed his internship at the Dede Wallace and Frank Luton centers in Nashville, Tennessee in 1983. From 1983 to 1984 he was a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he served three years as the project coordinator of the Methadone Research Project in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. From 1987 to 1991 he was an assistant professor at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in human sexuality in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1993.

Since 1993, Corty has been a member of the psychology faculty at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. He teaches a variety of courses, including abnormal psychology, statistics, human sexuality, principles of measurement, and introductory psychology. Corty received the Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award in 1997 and became a Penn State Teaching Fellow in 2001.

Dr. Corty is a psychometrician, with his research focused on developing measures of treatment satisfaction. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, in areas ranging from drug addiction to human sexuality. His 2008 research on ejaculatory latencies received worldwide attention, including being made fun of on the David Letterman show. His statistics textbook, Using and Interpreting Statistics, was recognized as a Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1997. Corty serves as a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy and previously was on the editorial board for The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.