Framingham State campus
Deborah McMakin Dr. Deborah McMakin
Assistant Professor

B.A., Framingham State University; M.A. The George Washington University; M.S.W., Boston University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Dr. McMakin is the Counseling Psychology Program Coordinator and Internship Coordinator. She also teaches a variety of undergraduate psychology courses.

Robert Donohue Dr. Robert Donohue
Program Advisor
Prospective Student Advisor


B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A. University of Florida; Ph.D.  University of Florida

Dr. Donohue is an advisor for the Counseling Psychology Program. He also teaches a variety of undergraduate psychology courses.

Maria Masotta Dr. Maria Masotta
Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., Psyc.D., Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Masotta obtained her B.A. from Hartwick College and PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology.  She has a post-graduate certificate in Forensic Mental Health from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Law and Psychiatry Program.  She has been teaching various courses at Framingham State University since 2003


Ms. Allison Parks
Visiting Instructor

B.A., SUNY Potsdam; M.A., Marywood University

Allison Parks, LMHC, ATR-BC is the Program Director for Wayside Youth and Family Support Network’s FamilyWorks Program.  She received a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, PA.  Upon graduation, Allison worked for Hospice of Jefferson County, in Watertown, NY where she completed her final internship and compiled the data for completion of her thesis, “Art Therapy with Children Dealing with Issues of Death and Dying.”  In 1996, Allison moved to the Boston Area and began working for Westwood Lodge Hospital’s Special Care Unit, a long-term, DMH- funded, psychiatric unit for children ages 5 through 12.  For five years, Allison served as the Milieu Coordinator where she structured all therapeutic groups, supervised direct care staff, and coordinated all unit activities and family functions. 

Allison then expanded her clinical expertise in the area of home based counseling services with Wayside’s FamilyWorks Program, a non-profit community based program serving individuals and families in the Metrowest area.  Allison began as a Clinician with FamilyWorks and was soon after promoted to Program Coordinator and clinical supervisor.  After two years, Allison was further promoted to the role of Program Director for the FamilyWorks Program, which employs a staff of approximately forty Clinicians and Youth and Family Support Workers.  Allison continues to provide direct clinical services to individuals and families, as well as serve on several community organizations in Metrowest and Metro-Boston.

Dr. Eric Weiser

Visiting Instructor

B.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Dr. Weiser has been a Visiting Instructor at Framingham State University since 2005 and teaches Understanding Social Science Research. Dr. Weiser is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and he is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Curry College in Milton, MA.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220