College of Arts & Sciences
The Donald N. Lombardi Scholarship at Seton Hall University

Donald N. Lombardi, Ph.D., was a respected and beloved colleague and teacher who, except for his graduate education, resided on the South Orange campus for nearly fifty years. He graduated from Seton Hall University in1954 and returned as a faculty member in 1962, after earning the doctorate in Social Psychology and Psychometrics from Fordham University. In 1970 he was promoted to the rank of full professor, and remained in this position until his death in May of 2001. In 1996, Dr. Lombardi was awarded the Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal in recognition of his institutional service.

Donald N. Lombardi, Ph.D.
Dr. Donald N. Lombardi

Dr. Lombardi was the embodiment of the scholar and practitioner. His private practice, as well as his consulting work at the Essex County Youth House, provided a wealth of relevant material for his teaching staples of Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment and Adult-Child Relations. His extensive experience as a practitioner resulted in his being effective not only in lecture classes, but also in such hands-on courses as Practicum and Co-op Education. There was always a symbiotic relationship between Dr. Lombardi’s clinical work, research interests, and teaching. An advocate of the Adlerian perspective, his book, The Search for Significance, was published in 1975. His journal articles appeared frequently in Individual Psychology, many listing undergraduate students as co-authors.

Scholarship Information
To honor Dr. Lombardi’s memory, the Donald N. Lombardi Scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • A Psychology major who has completed at least 75 credits by the beginning of the spring semester of his or her junior year;
  • Has a minimum G.P.A. of 3.40, in the Psychology major and; 
  • Demonstrates exceptional service to the department and community, participates in scholarly activities, and shows promise as a researcher or practitioner in psychology;
Application Information

For additional information contact:
Dr. Susan A. Nolan (Chair)
Department of Psychology

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2010 - Nicole Anastasides
  • 2009 - Jessica Nicaretta
  • 2008 - Emma Gersten
  • 2007 - Lindsey Czarnecki
  • 2006 - Bradley J. Harris
  • 2005 - Ryan Engelstad
  • 2004 - Catherine Maher
  • 2003 - Christopher B. King

Contributions to the Donald N. Lombardi Scholarship may be sent to:

Donald N. Lombardi Scholarship Fund
c/o Seton Hall University
Division of University Affairs
457 Centre St.
South Orange, NJ 07079

Contact Us

Department of Psychology
(973) 761-9484
Fax (973) 275-5829
Jubilee Hall Rm. 339

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