Students walking in front of Shineman Center
Visit Us

The best way to experience our friendly, learner-centered community is to visit.

Students sitting next to Lake Ontario
Intro video

One video, 60 seconds, countless reasons to consider SUNY Oswego.

Three students walk across campus
Get involved

Explore our nearly 200 clubs and organizations that can forge connections and create opportunities.

Graduates pose during Reunion
Get ready for reunion

Join us for the biggest alumni party of the year, June 8 to 11!

Nighttime view of Sheldon Hall clocktower
Oswego rising

Lakeshore college continues climb in ratings, reviews.

You are here

Faculty profile

Karen Wolford

Professor, Graduate Trauma Studies Coordinator

415 Mahar

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Karen Woolford headshot


Karen Wolford is a licensed clinical psychologist whose research interests include treatment outcome studies, validational studies and scale development of psychological screening instruments (for organicity, suicidality). Additional areas of interest include psychological assessment, substance abuse, psychological trauma, mindfulness-based stress reduction research, and issues of race, class and gender. Her work includes assisting with the development of a state-wide grief counseling curriculum including a unit on support and supervision for grief counselors dealing with the September 11 tragedy. Most recently Dr. Wolford has been working with veterans mentoring research on trauma for an NSF REU grant.


Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1980
MS, Oklahoma State University, 1977
BS, Oklahoma State University, 1974

Classes taught

PSY 350 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY 452/552 - Introduction to Trauma Studies
PSY 451/551 - Trauma and Loss
PSY 595 - Graduate Field Placement in Trauma Studies