Ronald Harvey

Ph.D. (Community Psychology), DePaul University, Chicago, US, 2014

Teaching Interests
·        Introduction to Psychology
·        Social Psychology
·        Psychology Research Methods
·        The Psychology of Social Change (Community Psychology)
·        Abnormal Psychology, including addictions and substance abuse
·        Personality Psychology

Research Interests
·        How culture, social systems, and social networks affect substance use disorders treatment and recovery in the United States, Eastern and Central Europe, and Africa.
·        Recovery systems for women with substance use disorder and victims of domestic violence.
·        Community re-integration marginalized groups.
·        How improv comedy and live performance arts can improve group cohesion and trust in recovery homes, prisons, and workplace settings.

Selected Publications
Njoku, M.G.C, Harvey, R., Jason, L.A. (2017). Substance Use Aftercare Services in Nigeria:
               Proposing the Oxford House Model, GOUNI Journal of Management and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-10, Feb. 2017. ISSN 2550-7265.  Available at:

Kithuri, K.E., Harvey, R.*, Jason, L.A. (2016). An evaluation of support assets of addiction recovery settings in Kenya. Contemporary Behavioral Health Care, 2, 1-6. (* co-first author). DOI: 10.15761/CBHC.1000116.

Bustos, Y., Harvey, R., Jason, L.A. (2016). Important activities among justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders in post-treatment aftercare settings. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 34(4). PMID: 28484304 PMCID: PMC5419682 DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2016.1217709

Harvey, R., Jason, L. A., & Ferrari, J. (2016). Substance abuse relapse in Oxford House recovery homes: A survival analysis evaluation. Substance Abuse, 37(2), 281-285. PMID: 26308507 PMCID: PMC4864162 DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1080786

Polcin, D. L., Mericle, A. Callahan, S., Harvey, R., Jason, L. A. (2015). Challenges and rewards of conducting research on recovery residences for alcohol and drug disorders. Journal of Drug Issues, 46(1), 51-63. PMID: 26834279 PMCID: PMC4731874 DOI: 10.1177/0022042615616432

Komer, A. C., Jason, L. A., Harvey, R., & Olson, B. (2015). Leadership styles of Oxford House officers.  Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy, & Rehabilitation, 4(2).  

Jason, L. A., Olson, B., Harvey, R., (2015). Evaluating alternative aftercare models for ex-offenders. Journal of Drug Issues, 45(1) 53–68.

Harvey, R., Mortensen, J., Aase, D., Jason, L., & Ferrari, J. (2013). Factors affecting the sustainability of self-run recovery homes in the United States. International Journal of Self-Help & Self-Care, 7(1), 99-109.

Harvey, R., & Jason, L. (2011). Contrasting social climates of small peer-run versus a larger staff-run substance abuse recovery setting. American Journal of Community Psychology, 48(3/4), 365-372.

Book Chapters
Harvey, R., & Mihaylov, N. (2017). International Careers in Community Psychology. In O. Glantsman & J. Viola (Eds.), Diverse Careers in Community Psychology (pp. 270-293). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190457938

Other Publications
Harvey, R., Jason, L. (2015). Continuing care for substance use disorders: Oxford House recovery homes. The Addictions Newsletter, Summer Issue, 12-14.
Jason, L. and Harvey, R. (March 26, 2013). Humane, cost-effective systems for formerly incarcerated people. Oxford University Press Blog (
Harvey, R. (2011). Oxford Houses in Bulgaria: an excursion in international community psychology. The Community Psychologist, 44(4), 32-33.

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