Robert Leve

Robert Leve headshot

Associate Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.5104 EH 204D

PhD, University of Maryland

MA, University of Maryland

BA, Rutgers University

Honors and Awards:

Board Certified Behavior Analyst: 2001-present (this certification requires extensive qualifications and then passing a four hour examination. I was the second psychologist in Connecticut to achieve this status.)

Diplomate: American Board of Professional Psychology-Clinical Psychology 1978-present. (Achieving a diplomate status requires meeting extensive academic and professional qualifications at least five years post licensure and passing a day long oral examination.)

Governor’s Appointee to Advisory Council on Children and Youth Services, State of Connecticut, 1974 1979.

Wiss-Levy Scholarship, Rutgers University 1958

Charles Freeman Scholarship, Rutgers University 1958

Psi Chi (National Psychology Honorary Society)

Vincent Coffin Grant, University of Hartford, 1983. This grant provided the beginnings of my many years research into complexity theory and its application to cognition. It enables me to start the library research into this topic and to begin to formulate my own ideas on how complex cognitive systems can remain stable and avoid falling into chaos. Eventually, the grant resulted in my first presentation on this subject and led to the succeeding publications in Complexity.

Vincent Coffin Grant, University of Hartford, 1991. The purpose of this grant was to allow me to develop the concepts involved in therapeutic integration of different forms of child and adolescent therapy. These writings became a central part of my book on Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

U.S.A. National Cycling Champion, Road. 1985 (Senior)

USA National Cycling Team Member Represented the USA in International Races in Lima, Peru, Deuchlandsberg, Austria, and Kitzbuhl, Austria 1985, 1986, 1987

Leve, R. M. (2007) The Second Dream of the Iroquois. An anthropological narrative documenting psychological differences among two men during the meeting of a stone age and iron age culture in 1121 A.D.

Leve, R.M. (1995) Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Process and Integration. Boston: Allyn Bacon. (Chosen as a featured selection in Psychotherapy Book News, January 1996)

Leve, R.M. (1980) Childhood: The Study of Development. New York: Random House. (this is the first child psychology text to include chapters on the history of childhood and studies on childhood in other cultures.)