Staff Information

Deborah Doyle Belknap, J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Psychology

Department or Division: Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office Location: Ward Hall - Room 203


Phone Number: (570) 945-8480

What makes Keystone special to me?
"The beautiful campus, friendly atmosphere, excellent faculty, and enthusiastic students."


B.A in Psychology/B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University

J.D. (law degree) from Catholic University of America

Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University 

Courses Teaching:

Forensic Psychology, Criminal Profiling, Constitutional and Criminal Law, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Survey of Corrections 


Death penalty issues, psychology of violence, children and the courts

Current research project: capital punishment and the mentally ill



Federal Appellate Procedure (manual for Philadelphia Bar Association); The Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act (manual for Philadelphia practitioners)