AFTER SERVING AS the Chapter’s Secretary for the past two years, Ronald Harvey was recently elected President of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, succeeding Elio Leturia.
Ronald Harvey, MA, who did his Fulbright in Bulgaria in 2009-2010, is a PhD candidate in Community Psychology at DePaul University. He is also a Project Director of a multi-year NIH-funded research project investigating alternative aftercare settings in the U.S. for ex-offenders with a history of substance abuse.
His area of expertise is substance abuse aftercare settings and community re-integration of recovery communities in the United States, Eastern Europe, the U.K., and Kenya. While abroad on his Fulbright he conducted a needs assessment and feasibility study for creating recovery homes in Bulgaria.
Ron has authored or co-authored of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations at psychology conferences in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to pursuing is PhD, Ronald had an 18-year professional career beginning as a software developer, and 10 years as an IT manager at a global investment bank.
Ron is a graduate of the Second City Improvisation Program in 2012. His hobbies and interests include playing guitar, reading, classical music and ballet, attending theater, and observational astronomy.