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Dr. Greg Townley
Dr. Greg Townley


As a community psychologist, Dr. Townley’s research examines the impact of individual and environmental factors on community participation and inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and histories of homelessness. He is also interested in sense of community theory and measurement among members of marginalized groups. Central to Dr. Townley’s work is the promotion of positive, reciprocal relationships between academic and community stakeholders. He directs the Community Inclusion Research Group (CIRG) at Portland State University and collaborates with numerous local service providers, including Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Central City Concern, Luke-Dorf, and p:ear, to address and evaluate issues surrounding homelessness, supportive housing, and community attitudes about mental illness. He also collaborates closely with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Subject Matter Focus

Community Psychology

Dr. Greg Townley

Assistant Professor
University Studies & Psychology
office: Cramer 317S
phone: (503) 725-3910