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Psychology

Maura Tighe Stickles, MA

Maura began teaching as an adjunct faculty member at QCC 19 years ago.  In fall 2006, she joined the ranks of full time Psychology faculty.  For the past 15 years, she has been an active participant within the QCC community holding various positions including: Coordinator of the Honors Program, Coordinator of the General Studies Program, Interim Dean for the Humanities and most recently, Coordinator of the Psychology Department.

In addition to her work at QCC, Maura has worked with various populations, including children and adolescents with significant mental health issues, young adults with traumatic brain injuries, and adolescents and young adults with issues connected to substance abuse and addiction.  In addition, she also served as Director of Counseling Services at Grafton Job Corps.

Her love for the classroom has continued over the years.  Maura prides herself on being a student centered educator who believes that each interaction with students provides a learning opportunity for both student(s) and self.  She is a generalist that has facilitated many and developed some of the psychology courses currently offered at QCC. 

Maura has a BA degree in Sociology from North Adams State College, North Adams MA and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College, Paxton MA.