Anne Mercuri is instructor and program coordinator of Penn State Schuylkill's Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program. She teaches courses in human development and family studies, psychology and sociology. Anne has worked in human services for many years, including outpatient behavioral health and inpatient psychiatric care as well as Schuylkill Women in Crisis (SWiC).
Anne is married with three children and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, crossword puzzles and gardening.
The psychosocial effects of disasters on communities and specifically on children.
Couch, Stephen R. and Anne Mercuri, “Toxic Water and the Anthill Effect: The Development of a Subculture of Distress in a Once-Contaminated Community.” Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Volume 14, 2007. Special Issue: Cultures of Contamination: Legacies of Pollution in Russia and The United States, Edited by Michael Edelstein, Maria Tysiachniouk and Ludmilla Smirnova.
Mercuri, Anne and Angelique, Holly. “Children’s Responses to Natural, Technological, and Na-Tech Disasters.” Community Mental Health Journal, April, 2004.
Mercuri, Anne. “The Psychosocial Effects of Disasters on Children.” Master’s Thesis, May, 2001. Presentations:
Couch, Stephen & Anne Mercuri, “Enhancing Learning with Research.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Boston, March, 2017
Couch, Stephen R., Wade, Barbara, and Anne Mercuri, “Collective Witness and the Demise of the International Freedom Center.” Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, August 11, 2013.
Couch, Stephen R. and Anne Mercuri, “Toxic Water and the Anthill Effect: The Development of a Subculture of Distress in a Once-Contaminated Community.” Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, August 15-17, 2002.
Couch, Stephen R. and Anne Mercuri, “Toxic Water, Toxic Knowledge and a Subculture of Distress.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 1-3, 2001.
M.A., Community Psychology and Social Change - Penn State Harrisburg (2001)
B.S., Psychology - Penn State Schuylkill (1999)
A.A., Letters, Arts and Sciences - Penn State Schuylkill (1993)