Heather Cosimini

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2010

Heather Cosimini

Contact Info


Before coming to JWU, Heather Cosimini taught in the Sociology department at the University of Rhode Island. She also served as a group counselor for the Rhode Island Batterer's Intervention Program. In addition, she worked at the Warwick Police Department and Day One, providing advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Cosimini arrived at Johnson & Wales in 2007 and worked as a clinical counselor/coordinator of sexual assault
response services and as a career/internship counselor. Meanwhile, she taught as an adjunct for the Arts & Sciences department at JWU. Cosimini is a licensed clinician, as well as a Rhode Island Certified Teacher.She is also a certifiied life coach. FInally, Cosimini started a lfe coaching/counseling private practice in 2020.

She has been a full-time psychology faculty member in JWU’s Social Sciences department since 2013.


  • Ed.D., Johnson & Wales University
  • M.S.W., Social Work, Boston University
  • B.A., Social Science & Education, Roger Williams University

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

Teaching Interests

I love teaching about the nuances of human behavior based on psychological and counseling theories and developmental milestones throughout the life span.

Scholarly Interests

Media and pop culture, health & wellness, interpersonal violence


  • CSLG 3010: Principles of Group Counseling
  • CSLG 3005: Intro to Crisis Intervention
  • PSYC 1001: Introductory Psychology
  • CSLG 5350: Health and Wellness Counseling
  • PSYC 2030: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 2002: Abnormal Psychology

Extra Curricular Roles

Spending time with my family and dog. Travel, exercise, and reading


Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association & Speclialists in Group Work