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Jessica D. Rhodes

Jessica D. Rhodes

Associate Professor/Chair

Psychology Faculty

(724) 946-6240

Campus Location:
   Hoyt Science Resources Center
Mailbox: 111


About Me

I received my B.A. in Psychology from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY and I received my graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY. I completed my pre-doctoral clinical residency and postdoctoral training with Western Psychiatric Hospital (formerly Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic) and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry. I began teaching at Westminster in 2016. My teaching areas include Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Clinical Psychology, Personality, and Introduction to Psychology. My specific research interests focus on the underlying cognitive, behavioral, and motivational factors associated with cigarette smoking and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am currently collaborating with investigators at the University of Pittsburgh on research aimed at further understanding the link between ADHD and smoking. Outside of the classroom and research lab, I am also a licensed Clinical Psychologist at a local mental health agency where I treat individuals across the lifespan with many forms of psychopathology. In my non-Westminster time, I enjoy going on adventures with my husband and three children. 



Rhodes, J.D. (2022). An Examination of the Role of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo as a Moderator of the Relationship Between ADHD and Nicotine Use. Journal of Attention Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/10870547221130454.

Rhodes, J.D., Kennedy, T., Gnagy, E., Pelham, W.E., & Molina, B.S.G. (2021). Smoking-Specific Risk Factors in Early Adulthood that Mediate Risk of Daily Smoking by Age 29 for Children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/10870547211003664.

Rhodes, J.D., Pelham, W.E., Jr., Gnagy, E., Shiffman, S., Derefinko, K., Molina, B.S.G. (2016). Cigarette smoking and ADHD: An examination of prognostically-relevant smoking behaviors among adolescents and young adults. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30(5), 588-600.

Rhodes, J.D. & Hawk, L.W., Jr. (2016). Smoke and mirrors: The overnight abstinence paradigm as an index of disrupted cognitive function. Psychopharmacology, 233(8), 1395-1404.