Dr. Jack Peltz joined Daemen College last fall as an assistant professor of psychology, having most recently served as a visiting professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Peltz, a licensed clinical psychologist, earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in child development from Tufts University’s Eliot Pearson School of Child Development, and a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Middlebury College.
With a background in developmental psychopathology (a discipline that focuses on the intersection of normal and abnormal development), Peltz’s primary research focus is child and adolescent sleep. He has published articles on the influence of the family environment on adolescents’ sleep and mental health, as well as the impact of delaying high school start times as a protective factor for adolescent well-being.
Peltz is currently collecting data on sleep patterns and sleep-related behaviors in college students. He plans to pilot a skills-based sleep intervention for Daemen students in the fall.