Announcements & Events


We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in Social or Quantitative Psychology. Applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach courses related to their area of specialization (social or quantitative psychology) and courses on research methods and/or statistics for the undergraduate program. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, an active research program, and service to the department, the university, and the community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social or Quantitative Psychology or a closely related field by the time of appointment; evidence of teaching and scholarly potential; ability to teach and develop a broad range of undergraduate courses in their area of psychology; ability to teach courses in research methods or statistics; demonstrated ability to contribute to the university through teaching, research, service, and fostering an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Minimum of 1-year university teaching experience.  Ability to serve as an advisor and research mentor to a diverse undergraduate student body. Evidence of strong methodological and statistical skills.

Date of Appointment: In the 2024-2025 academic year. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1st, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply online, please go to: State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Prospective applicants are also invited to attend an optional virtual open house on October 12th, from 12-1pm Pacific Standard Time to learn more about the Psychology Department and the position. For Zoom access, please email the search chair.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to:

Dr. Viviane Seyranian



Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Actions



Welcome to the Psychology Department's New Full-Time Faculty!

We are pleased to welcome four new full-time faculty members to the department. Dr. Rachel Baumsteiger, Dr.  Tierra T. Ellis, Dr. M. Brigitt Lamothe-François, and Dr. Soeun Park will be joining us starting Fall 2022.

Read their Bio's here: Faculty and Staff Spotlight 

Dr. Sara Langford featured in WalletHub study

Professor Sara Langford was featured in WalletHub's recent study about the Most Stressed Cities in America.

You can find the link to the study here:

Congratulations Dr. Langford!



alumni panel flyer 11-16-2021

Student Spotlight


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Diversity Workshop Diversity Circle is a two-hour interactive multicultural workshop.  The workshop offers a small, intimate setting to explore and process topics that are often sensitive.  DC Workshop provide students with the opportunity to develop insight into a multitude of diversity related issues and explore their impact upon individuals, their community, and society as a whole. This type of program engages students in diversity discourse and can assist students in developing comfort and skills in cross cultural communication. Furthermore, these types of workshops can assist in countering bias and promote greater awareness and openness to critical and relevant diversity issues. The Psychology department is grateful to Dr. Marie LaMothe-Francois, who is an inspiring leader in creating this workshop for our students.

  Diversity Workshop 1


Diversity Workshop 2

Diversity Workshop 3

Diversity Workshop 4





Congratulations to these students who have been accepted to the following programs:


Clifton Lee, Zachary Martinez, and Geovani Munoz have been accepted into the 2019-2020 McNair Scholars Program.
Viviana Munoz and Juan Ramon Sevilla will be attending the University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunities Program.        
Karli Cheng will be attending the University of Virginia Summer Research Opportunities Program.                                   Monserrat Coria will be attending the University of California, Santa Barbara Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She was also awarded a President’s Council Scholarship.
Kevon Williams (Class of 2018) will start this fall his PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also selected as one of the winners of the prestigious and competitive national fellowship from the Ford Foundation.
Vanessa Baca (Class of 2017) will start her MS degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations at USC.
Meice Hamad (Class of 2018) started her MS degree in Human Resources at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.




Laura DaSilva has been accepted to Columbia University, Masters of Education/PhD program in School Psychology.
Michael Ramirez will be pursuing his MPH at UCI this coming Fall.
C. Mariana Curiel has been accepted to the University of Michigan MSW program.
Nguyen P. Nguyen has been accepted into the PhD. program in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University.
Ariana Racedo has been accepted to the M.A. in school Psychology Program at Phillips Graduate University.
Anna Liu was accepted to the M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment Behavior, Education & Communication program at the University of Michigan.
Zuleima Carrillo has been accepted to the MSW program at CSU San Bernardino.
Giovanny Alfaro has been admitted to the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program at Cal Poly Pomona.
Tiffany Truong has been accepted to the MFT program at SAn Diego State University.
Priscilla Henandez, who is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at University Of Massachusetts,  
Amherst, was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation's Research Fellowship Program.
Angelica Cisneros has been accepted to the MSW program at Azusa Pacific University.




Congratulations to the following students for the Psychology Department Scholarships and Awards for AY 2020-2021:


Katherine Shade

Jazmin Garcia


Audrey Lin


Chenna Hu

Cintia Alaniz

Kelly Nguyen

Valerie Tapia


Audriana Gregorio











Honors Luncheon - May 10th, 2019


Beverly Cotter was awarded the Lowell Overton Endowed Scholarship Award presented by Dr. Robert Blumenfeld.  The Psychology and Sociology Department is grateful to Lowell Overton for his contributions to Cal Poly Pomona.


Sharon Wachuka was awarded for the Lowell Overton 10th Undergraduate Symposium Best paper in Psychology. Award presented by Dr. Lori Barker.


Christopher Ponce, Desirae Aguirre, and Marisa Aguirre were awarded the Lowell Overton 10th Undergraduate Symposium Best paper in Sociology.
Award presented by Dr. Gabriele Plickert.


Shea Duarte was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology.
Presented by Dr. Kevin Autry.


Viviana Lopez was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology.
Presented by Dr. Nicholas Von Glahn.


Jacqueline Heide was awarded for the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Sociology.  Presented by Dr. Mary Danico.


Karli Cheng was awarded the Frederick Meeker Endowed Scholarship Award. Presented by Dr. Alejandro Morales.


Christopher Anzalone was awarded the Marcia Lasswell Outstanding Graduate Award.  Presented by Dr. Jeff Mio.


Cynthia Villalobos was awarded for the Ernest Cioffi Scholarship Award . Presented by Dr. Erica Morales.


Christopher Ponce was awarded the Behavioral Sciences Department Scholarship Award. Presented by Dr. Anjana Narayan.


Jesus Navarro was awarded the Outstanding Service to the Department Award in PSY. Presented by Dr. Alejandro Morales.

Danell Martinez was awarded the Outstanding Service to the Department Award in SOC. (Danell was unnable to attend the event).


Daniel Mabie was awarded the Outstanding Professional Developement Award in PSY. Presented by Dr. Nicholas Von Glahn.


Anna Watkins was awarded the Outstanding Professional Development Award. Presented by Dr. Mary Danico.


Kelly Nguyen was awarded the Psychology and Sociology Department Scholarship Award. Presented by Dr. Alejandro Morales.


Maylen Lim was awarded the Community Service Award in PSY. Presented by Dr. Jeff Mio.


Arielle Marino and Kayla Pavlinac were awarded for the Community Service Award in SOC. Presented by Dr. Anjana Narayan.









Psychology and Sociology Department 2019 Honors

Lowell Overton 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium Best Paper
PSY- Sharon Wachuka
SOC- Christopher Ponce, Dsiirae Aguirre, and Marisa Aguirre

Marcia Lasswell Outstanding Graduating Senior
PSY-Christopher Anzalone

Outstanding Graduating Seniors
PSY- Shea Duarte and Viviana Lopez
SOC-Jacqueline Heide

Outstanding Professional Development Award
PSY- Daniel Mabie
SOC- Anna Watkins

Outstanding Service To The Department Award
PSY- Jesus Navarro
SOC-Danell Martinez


Psychology And Sociology Department Scholarship Award
PSY- Kelly Nguyen

Behavioral Sciences Endowed Scholarship Award
Christopher Ponce

Lowell Overton Endowed Scholarship Award
Beverly Cotter

Ernest Cioffi Endowed Scholarship Award
Cynthia Villalobos

Frederick Meeker Endowed Scholarship Award
Karli Cheng

Community Service Award
Maylen Lim
Arielle Marino, Kayla Pavlinac