Jonathan Mosko

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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Jonathan Mosko
One of the things I really enjoy about the field of psychology is that it’s really timeless.


Jonathan Mosko is originally a counseling psychologist by training. Prior to joining the program at Johnson & Wales, Mosko worked as a full-time therapist for roughly 6 years at Ohio University and Virginia Tech, in their university counseling centers. While there, he developed specialties in conducting group therapy, working with persons with eating disorders, and treating a variety of mental health concerns. While at Ohio, he also taught graduate-level classes in their Clinical Psychology doctoral program.

Mosko was thrilled to be able to come to JWU and teach full-time in the undergraduate Psychology programs, as well as the Counseling master’s program. At JWU, he teaches a variety of undergraduate classes, such as Intro Psych, Abnormal Psych, Human Sexuality, Group Therapy and Senior Research Seminar.

In the master’s program, Mosko often teaches Multicultural Counseling, Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice, Research, and Counseling Theories & Techniques. In addition, he recently became the program coordinator, overseeing many of the operations of JWU’s new bachelor of science degree in Psychology.

Mosko also enjoys working with students on various research projects, and advising honors students on their senior thesis projects (time permitting).

Areas of Expertise

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice
  • Research

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 1001: Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC 2002: Abnormal Psychology
  • CSLG 2035: Foundation of Mental Health Counseling
  • CSLG 5170: Multicultural Counseling Theories/Techniques
  • RSCH 4050: Research Seminar in Counseling Psychology
  • RSCH 6150: Research/Theories of Mental Health Counseling

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, 2004-present
  • Rhode Island Psychological Association, 2015-present
  • American Counseling Association, 2016-present

Select Publications

  • Journal of Creative Behavior, “Cooking, Creativity, and Well-Being:  An Integration of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.” (In Press). Authors:  J.E. Mosko + M.J. Delach
  • Journal of Counseling & Development, “Commitment Predictors: Long-Distance versus Geographically Close Relationships,” 2017. Authors: M. Pistole, Amber Roberts + Jonathan Mosko
  • The Family Journal, “Attachment and Religiousness: Contributions to Young Adult Marital Attitudes and Readiness,” 2010. Authors: Jonathan Mosko + M. Pistole