Amber Residori

Dean of the College of Professional Studies

Dr. Residori is the dean of the College of Professional Studies. She received her designation as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2002. As an administrator, she has had extensive experience in strategic planning, budgeting, employee recruitment, training and development.

Her professional experience includes extensive work in residential treatment settings with youth and adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral disorders. She particularly enjoys working comprehensively in developing and teaching others in the art of group therapy, milieu management, leadership, building and maintaining a healthy culture, and cutting-edge treatment interventions with difficult populations.

She enjoys opening new programs from the ground up and has accomplished this in a variety of settings, including: an outpatient practice for sexual offenders, a healthy-touch/anger management curriculum for elementary and high school settings, various new residential treatment programs, a transitional living program, and acute inpatient psychiatric hospital programs. 

Dr. Residori has presented on working with specialized populations in residential settings, team building, psychiatric disorders, and leadership for many local conferences and seminars, as well as at national level trainings.

She is passionate about life, helping others and sharing God’s love through service. She and her husband, Jeff, are the parents of two daughters, Alysandra and Kennedy.