Director, HEOP, CSTEP and C-STEM


Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell serves as State Grants Administrator for the Office of State Grants.  Before Ithaca College, Dr. Kittrell held the rank of assistant professor in the Department of Academic and Human Development at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and served as the director of the PA Higher Education Equal Opportunity Program (EEOP), also known as the Act 101 Program.  Prior to Mansfield University, he was responsible for coordinating Counseling Services and teaching a variety of psychology courses at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  He held similar academic and student affairs positions at Hartwick College and the College of Saint Rose, both located in New York. 



Psychology (postdoctoral professional development), current, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)


Cert., Leading Management Teams, 2008, Leadership and Strategic Management Certificate Program, 
Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and School of Hotel Administration (Ithaca, NY)

Cert., Executive Leadership, 2007, Leadership and Strategic Management Certificate Program,
Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and School of Hotel Administration (Ithaca, NY)


Psy.D., (Doctor of Psychology) Clinical-Counseling Psychology curr., 2007, California Coast University (Santa Ana, CA)

C.A.S., (Certificate of Advanced Study) School Psychology, 1995-98, The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY)


M.S., Exceptional Persons/Special Education, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)


B.A., Psychology, Speech Comm., and Mass Comm., Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)




Course(s) Teaching/Recently Taught

  • Prep for College Algebra: ALEKS (2012 - 2015 Summer Institute) 
  • Introduction to Psychology (2009 - 2015 Summer Institute)

Teaching and Research Interests


Dr. Kittrell has taught the following undergraduate courses: Personality Theory, Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Personal Affirmation, Psychology of College Success, Curriculum on Learning Academic Success Strategies, Strategies for Academic Success, Exploring Psychology, and General Psychology.  Research interests include Media Psychology; Power of intention on interpersonal communication; Executive leadership and management in higher education; Influence of physical appearance on objectivity and altruism, and Psycho-theatrics: psychology, law, and Shakespearean ideology.


His areas of counseling proficiency include health & wellness issues, family unification and family systems, self-esteem, student development, leadership development, interpersonal communication, and community HIV/AIDS prevention and education.


Selected Publication

Kittrell, O. (2008). Developmental Stage Theory: Chickering’s Psychosocial Theory for 21st Century Western Thought on College Student Development and Engagement. Act 101 Journal (refereed), 21-27.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships (recent/updated)

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) – Division 41 – American Psychology - Law Society
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
  • National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Hobbies include watching classic and horror films, reading magazines such as GQ, Esquire, Details, and Conde' Nast Portfolio, and collecting old coins.  His favorite television networks and shows include: Food Network, CNN, OWN, MSNBC, HLN, Bravo,  Law and Order, Mad Men, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Judge Judy, and Dateline NBC.  He enjoys cooking and eating East Indian and West Indian cuisines.  His favorite motto to live by is "Carpe Diem."

"The unexamined life is not worth living," Socrates