PSYCHOLOGY

 

Cory Bank, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology at Montgomery County Community College

Certified School Psychologist

Outpatient Therapist (www.abingtonpsychology.com)

Online Fitness Coach (www.powerfulathlete.com)

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Parkhouse 241

215-884-7240

CBank@mc3.edu

 

“Persistence is often mistaken for greatness!”

 

Biography

I hail from the Philadelphia area and spent my undergraduate years in Ithaca, New York. They had very cold winters there but it was a fun town! There were lots of beautiful hiking trials and great restaurants to indulge in. After Ithaca, I earned my Doctorate from Temple University in downtown Philadelphia. I also had a variety of jobs at that time which included working in Norristown State Hospital, Upper Dublin School District, and at Montgomery County Youth Center.

 

After receiving my doctorate, I started a small private practice in Abington (www.abingtonpsychology.com) doing individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. I find this work to be challenging and rewarding which is why I continue to partake in it. It was also at this time that I started teaching part time at Montgomery County Community College and Arcadia University. I found out how passionate I was about teaching and decided that I wanted to pursue this on a more regular basis. In the Fall of 2002, I applied and was offered a full time faculty position which I gladly accepted at Montgomery County Community College.

 

I am married to a wonderful woman named Joy. We spend a lot of time laughing which is a great trait to possess. Some of my hobbies include traveling, participating in triathlons, reading, and playing guitar (not very well though).

 

Why I Love MCCC

There are so many reasons why I love this place! The diversity and character of the students, the knowledge and amiability of the faculty and staff, the tremendous amount of resources that are available, and the positive feelings that this college provides makes for a very pleasurable and productive experience on a consistent basis. I encourage you to explore what this great college has to offer. There are many clubs, activities, and events to participate in or attend!

 

My Philosophy of Teaching

I strongly believe that my purpose to the students that I work with is to assist them in the learning process. I don’t lecture much and try to tie in the textbook components with everyday, practical experiences. I believe that true learning is a continuous process, long after the course has ended.  Therefore, I encourage students in my courses to think critically, to question what they are reading, and to apply the various topics to their lives and experiences. I promote an environment where all of us can learn from one another. I also try to make the course interesting, practical, and fun! Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information on the courses that I teach or if you would like to sit in on a class.

 

Courses that I Currently Teach

Introduction to Psychology.

Educational Psychology.

Abnormal Psychology.

Personality Psychology.

 

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club was created and recognized as an official club in 2002. It is open to any student at MC3 and is student led. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to attend an upcoming meeting. You can also check out the Psychology Club webpage under student clubs.

 

Pictures

The better half

Having fun at a Tri

Down at Mardi Gras

Psychology Club