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 Course Schedule

Psychology Faculty

Arnold, Michel - Adjunct Instructor: M.S. in Clinical Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, California School of Professional Psychology.  Ms Arnold has more than 13 years of teaching experience in higher education.  

Baum-Kailasam, Elizabeth Lark - Adjunct Instructor: California Certification, Sexual Assault Counseling, Bay Area Women Against Rape, B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champain, Master of Social Work, Mental Health Specialization, University of Illinois Urbana-Champain, M.S. Human and Community Development, University of Illinois Urbana

Broussard, Dominique  - Adjunct Instructor: Courses Taught: PSYC 1 General Psychology.  B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans, M.Ed. Community Counseling, University of Georgia, Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia.  

Collins Rawle, Shelley-Ann - Adjuct Instructor: M.S. in Mental Heal Counseling, Florida International University, B.A. Psychology, Florida International University, Pre-Doctoral Internship in Health Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. Counseling & Applied Psychology, Northeastern University, Post-Docoral Fellowship in Health Psychology, University of San Francisco.  

Dawgert-Carlin, Jennifer Department Chair of Behavioral Sciences Department, Full-Time Instructor, Courses Taught: PSYC 10 Abnormal Psychology, PSYC 17 Psychology of Eating, Food, and Weight. B.S. (Cum Laude) in Geography and Regional Planning/Urban Studies from Westfield State University, M.A. in Feminist Clinical Psychology from New College of California. Research Interests: Identity Development in Marginalized Communities, Sexual Minorities, and Intersubjectivity/Postmodernism.

Druschel, Barry Adjuct Instructor: PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 2 Research Methods.  B.A. Clinical Psychology Loyola Universtiy, New Orleans, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Loyola University, New Orleans, M.B.A. Johns Hopkins. 

Harrison, Lisa Full-Time Instructor, Courses Taught: PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 21 Lifespan Development, PSYC 32 Social Psychology. 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 DevelopmentProfessional 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, Courses Taught: PSYC 1B Biological Psychology. 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. Professional Activities: Citizen-Scientist: consultant and appointee on local, state and federal committees studying dog and public park issues.

Lin, Jeanne Full-Time Instructor,Courses Taught: PSYC 5 Psychology Statistics, PSYC 15 Assertive Behavior. B.A. San Francisco State University, M.S., PhD University of Washington. 

Louie, Margaret Full-Time Instructor, Courses Taught: PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 11 Theories of personality, PSYC 40 Child and Adolescent Psychology. A.S. City College of San Francisco, B.A., San Francisco State University, PhD, California School of Professional Psychology. 

Manongdo, Jennifer Adjunct Instructor, Courses Taught:  PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 23 Psychology of Race, Ethics, and Relations. BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Science, University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Marshall, Danyelle Adjunct Instructor, Courses Taught: PSYC 9 Psychology of 
Stress, PSYC 26 Applied Psychology. M.A., Counseling Psychology. 

Nzwei, Esther Adjunct Instructor, Courses Taught:  PSYC 5 Psychology Statistics. B.A., Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA; M.A., Montclair State University, New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., New York University, NY. 

Olsen, Christopher Adjunct Instructor, Courses Taught: PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 2 Research Methods, PSYC 14 Psychology of Shyness and Self Esteem, PSYC 26 Applied Psychology.  PhD Psychology Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, MA Teaching, Townson University, BA English, Mathematics, Philosophy, Covenant College 

Sen, Maya Gillian Full-Time Instructor, Courses Taught:  PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 21 Lifespan Development, PSYC 25 Psychology of Gender. PhD Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota 

Smith, Kimberly - Adjunct Instructor, 

Tinson, Leslye Full-Time Instructor Courses Taught: PSYC 1 General Psychology, PSYC 23 Psychology of Race and Ethnic Relations.  BA in Psychology San Francisco State University, MS in Psychology San Francisco State University.