The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) welcomes new CDIP members Dana Dunn, PhD, and Carrie Pilarski, PhD

Biography of CDIP’s newest committee members.

By Dana S. Dunn, PhD, and Carrie Pilarski, PhD

Dana Dunn, PhDDana S. Dunn earned his BA in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia. Former chair of the psychology department at Moravian College, he is currently assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology. The author or editor of 17 books and over 130 journal articles, chapters and book reviews, his scholarship examines teaching, learning and liberal education, as well as the social psychology of disability. A fellow of APA and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Dunn served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) in 2010. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Oxford Bibliographies (OB): Psychology.


Carrie Pilarksi, PhDCarrie Pilarski obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University. She is a licensed psychologist and certified brain injury specialist at the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Mason, Mich. which is a nonprofit organization partnering with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Peckham Inc. to provide holistic neurorehabilitation treatment for individuals with brain injury across the continuum of care. Within the interdisciplinary treatment team, she provides individual and family psychotherapy and education, as well as group treatments for healthy lifestyle adjustment and continued peer support. She has also been active in the development of an evolving program to address issues of sexuality and intimacy in rehabilitation. In addition to her clinical work, Pilarski is committed to promoting education and support to address the needs and professional development of trainees and early career psychologists with disabilities.