Psychology

Studying the Mind, Emotion, and Behavior

Interested in improving your self awareness, personal relationships, increasing your success in the work place or your understanding of human thought and behavior? The Psychology Department invites you to explore this ever-expansive field that has applications in almost every aspect of life.

Learn how psychology examines the various facts, theories and hypotheses regarding human thought and behavior. Over 20 different course offerings will provide you with a better appreciation of how psychology, through the scientific method, offers a unique perspective to understanding the human mind and behavior. Psychology can present you with an opportunity to better understand yourself and the people around you.

Psychology Faculty

Badler, Randy (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., California State University at Sonoma; M.A., DuQuesne University; Ph.D., Professional School of Psychology at San Francisco, Research Interests: psychoanalysis; philosophy; neuroscience, Courses Taught: Psyc 1, 26, 40, Professional Activities: Maintaining private practice)

Begonia, Dan (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., M.A. San Francisco State University, Research Interests: Bicognitive development, bilingualism, acculturation, race relations, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 22/23, Professional Activities: Association for Asian American Studies; Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble; Director, Ating Tao Drum Ensemble)

Broderick, Diane (Adjunct Instructor, Research Interests: Applying ancient wisdom in clinical settings to stabilize mind, thoughts and actions, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11, 21, 26, 40, Professional Activities: Additional classes taught elsewhere, Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality, Marriage & Family, Psychology of Violence, Oversee groups for battered women and men, guest lecturer at seminars on Psychology East and West, Work with adults and couples in private practice)

Carlin-Dawgert, Jennifer (Full-Time Instructor, B.S., Westfield State College, M.A., New College of California, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, PSYC 10)

Chu, David (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., Psychology Honors, B.A. Japanese Literature and Language, University of California, Irvine, M.A., Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. Research Interests: Issues related to immigration and acculturation, sexual identity development among Asian Americans, and understanding, psychopathologies in the context of culture and race, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 10, Professional Activities: Licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor, training coordinator, evidence-based practice, coordinator, mental health consultant, and member of the American Psychological Association and AAPA)

Clark, Robert (Adjunct Instructor, Multicultural Retention Services Department Chair, B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., San Francisco State University; doctoral studies at UC-Berkeley and Walden University, Courses Taught: PSYC 22/23, 26)

Day, Terry (Adjunct Instructor, B.S. Howard University, Ph.D.,The Wright Institute, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11, 15, 22/23, 26)

Gamba, Raymond J. (Full-Time Instructor and Department Chair for the Behavioral Sciences, B.A., University of San Francisco, M.A., Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate School, Research Interests: Cross-cultural psychology, health, pro-environmental behaviors, student success, Courses Taught: PSYC 1 (online), 2, 5, 26, Professional Activities: American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, published research, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University [undergraduate and graduate statistics and research methods]).

Gressani, Diane (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Antioch University, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 15, 26)

Harrison, Lisa (Full-Time Instructor, B.S., Santa Clara University; M.A., Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Research Interests: Psychology of Racism and Race Relations, Racial Identity Development, Racism Awareness, Spirituality and Identity Development, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 14, 15, 21 (online), 22/23, 26, Professional Activities: Course Development, Conflict resolution/consultant in matters of race relations, Community workshops, Club Advising, Member of Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Hu, Karin (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University Research Interests: Neurobiology: neuroplasticity,psychopharmacology, brain and behavior, Animal Behavior: behavioral genetics, natural history, Science: research methods and applications, Postdoctoral Research, Retinal Neurobiology/Ophthalmology, Stanford, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 1B, 2, 9, 25, 26, Professional Activities: Citizen-Scientist: consultant and appointee on local, state and federal committees studying dog and public park issues.)

Lin, Jeanne (Full-Time Instructor, B.A. San Francisco State University, M.S., Ph.D. University of Washington, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 5, 10)

Louie, Margaret (Full-Time Instructor, A.S. City College of San Francisco, B.A., San Francisco State University, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11, 26, 40)

Lutz, Robert (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., U.C. Berkeley; Ph.D., Arizona State University, Research interests: I want to better understand how basic skills (college readiness) and study habits interact to influence academic success. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 9, Professional Activities: Private practice in clinical psychology, pursue professional writing, and provide supervision to UCSF psychiatry residents in cognitive and behavioral interventions.

Nzwei, Esther (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA; M.A., Montclair State University, New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., New York University, NY, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 5, 15, 22/23, 26)

Roberts, Judith (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., San Francisco State University, Courses: PSYC 1 (online), 5 (online), Professional Activities: program evaluation and reporting for Amador County Health & Human Services and First 5 Amador)

Rodrigues, Catarina (Adjunct Instructor, B. A University of Massachusetts atAmherst, M.A., San Francisco State University, Research Interests: The benefits of meditation, Understanding the mind-body connection and psychosomatic illness, the relationship between creativity and mental illness, the importance of socio-cultural considerations in psychology, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11, 26, 40, Professional Activities:Psychotherapist-Member of California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Group Therapy Leader-specializing in transition, Regularly attend conferences on East-West Psychology, Extensive travel throughout Asia and Europe to gain cultural insight)

Rose, Murielle (Adjunct Instructor, M.A. San Jose State University, Research Interests: Health psychology and wellness, meditation and psychological and physical benefits, community emergency preparedness, Courses Taught: PSYC 5, Professional Activities: Instructor for many different psychology courses (for about twenty years), college counselor for international students, Hospice training program coordinator and bereavement counselor, consultant and trainer for personal and professional development)

Villalta, Hugh (Full-Time Instructor, A.A., City College of San Francisco; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., John F. Kennedy University, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 22/23, 26)

Yee, Jill (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., San Francisco State University, Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 4, 22/23, 26, 40)

Zone Stephanie (Adjunct Instructor in Psychology and Sociology, B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Psy. D., California School of Professional Psychology, Research Interests: eating disorders, trauma, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a treatment for trauma and other issues),gender issues, and law and psychology. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 10, 17, 25, 40, SOC 1, 25. Professional Activities: licensed psychologist, Department Head for the Eating Disorder Department at Kaiser, teach yoga classes)