Faculty & Staff Directory

Tom Darvill

Coordinator of Mentoring and Advisement Dept. of Psychology
Coordinator, Expressive Arts Therapy Minor
Co-Coordinator, Philosophy/Psychology Joint Major
Mahar 453
Phone: 315.312.3467
EMail: thomas.darvill@oswego.edu


Fall 2012 Class Schedule:
Course Number:  PSY 475-800
Course Title:  History & Current Systems in Psychology
Day(s):  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:  9:10-10:05
Location:  Mahar 107

Course Number:  PSY 475-80H
Course Title:  History & Current Systems in Psychology:  Honors
Day(s):  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:  11:30-12:25
Location:  Mahar 107

Course Number:  PSY 475-810
Course Title:  History & Current Systems in Psychology
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:  1:50-2:45
Location:   Mahar 102

Fall 2012 Office Hours:
Day(s):                         Time: 
Day(s):                         Time: 

Spring 2013 Class Schedule:
Course Number:  PSY 320-830
Course Title:  Developmental Psychology
Day(s):  MWF
Time:  11:30-12:25 
Location:   Mahar 216

Course Number:  PSY 320-810
Course Title:  Developmental Psychology
Day(s):  MWF
Time:  9:10-10:05
Location:  Lanigan 107

Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Day(s):  Wednesday         Time:  3:00-4:30 
Day(s):  Thursday             Time:  9:00-11:00

Research Interests:
Tom Darvill is a developmental psychologist specializing in early childhood development. His research interests include early childhood education and the influence of environmental toxics on children's development.  Dr. Darvill worked for four years on the Kamehameha Early Education Project in Honolulu, Hawaii developing a multicultural elementary school classroom for the public schools. Currently he is associate director of the center for neurobehavioral effects of environmental toxics, studying the effects of prenatal exposure to Lake Ontario pollutants on human and animal development.

Professional Information:
Ph.D.: (1990) Psychology, University of Hawaii
M.A.: (1988) Psychology, University of Hawaii
B.A.: (1985) Psychology, University of Hawaii

Graduate Internship with the Kamehameha Early Education Project 1985-1987. Worked under Drs. Dale Farran and Roland Tharp on assessment of cognitive and language functioning and home-environment of children of Hawaiian ancestry. Participated in the designing of a culturally appropriate Kindergarten classroom for Hawaiian children.

Studied cross-cultural methodology under Dr. Richard Brislin of the East-West Center, Honolulu, HI 1988-1989.

Professional Organizations: 
American Psychological Association: Division 7 - Developmental Psychology; Division 15, Educational Psychology

American Psychological Society

Society for Research in Child Development

Great lakes Research Consortium

Sigma Xi (President, Oswego Chapter)

Recent Papers and Publications:
Darvill, T., Lonky, E., Reihman, J., Stewart, P. & Pagano, J. (2000).  Prenatal exposure to PCBs and infants' performance on the Fagan Test of Infant Intelligence.  Neurotoxocology, 21(6), 1029-1038.

Stewart, P., Daly, H., Darvill, T., Lonky, E., Reihman, J., Pagano, J., Bush, B. (1998). Assessment of prenatal exposure to PCBs from maternal consumption of Great Lakes fish: An analysis of PCB pattern and concentration. Accepted for publication in Environmental Research.

Daly, H., Darvill, T., Lonky, E., Reihman, J., & Sargent, D. (1996). Behavioral effects of prenatal and adult exposure to toxic chemicals found in Lake Ontario fish: Two methodological approaches. Toxicology and Industrial Health, 12, 419-426.

Darvill, T., Lonky, E., Reihman, J., & Daly, H. (1996). Commentary: Critical issues for research on the neurobehavioral effects of PCBs in humans.  Neurotoxicology and Teratology18(2), 265-270.

Lonky, E., Reihman, J., Darvill, T., Mather, J. E. Sr., & Daly, H. (1996). Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale performance in humans influenced by maternal consumption of environmentally contaminated Lake Ontario fish. Journal of Great Lakes Research 22(2), 198-212.

Grants and Awards:
Grant awarded by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry:  Behavioral Effects of Consumption of Lake Ontario Fish:  Two Methodological Approaches (Continuation of a Longitudinal Study Testing Children Ages 6-8 Years, 2000 ($2000,000).

Grant awarded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science:  Prenatal PCB Exposure and Cognitive Development, 2000 ($250,000).