Faculty Research Interests

Dr. Kevin Autry (Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR), Associate Professor. Cognition, Mental Representation.
Dr. Lori Barker (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles), Professor. Clinical and Chair of Graduate Program, Multicultural Psychology: Child and adolescent psychology/ psychotherapy; multicultural issues; community psychology.
Dr. Tatiana Basáñez (Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University), Lecturer. Social Psychology applied to Health and Politics; Topics include Acculturation; Intergroup processes; Media psychology; Risky behaviors; Stress & Coping
Dr. Rachel Baumsteiger (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University), Assistant Professor. Positive Developmental Psychology; Moral Development; Adolescence; Prosocial Behavior
Jason Beck (MA & Doctoral Candidate, Claremont Graduate University), Lecturer. Organizational Psychology: Leadership Development; Mindfulness; Positive Psychology; Emotions; Meaningfulness.
Dr. Brittany Bell (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University), Lecturer. Clinical Psychology: autism spectrum disorder, neuropsychological assessment, psychotherapy.
Dr. Robert Blumenfeld (Ph.D., University of California, Davis), Associate Professor. Neural Basis of Memory and Executive Function.

Dr. Maryam Crogman (Ph.D., University of California Merced), Lecturer. Child psychology, Learning disabilities, best practice in college teaching, learning models, Covid impact on parent and children, theories of heredity in minority families & impact on learning and stress 

Dr. Erika DeJonghe (Ph.D., Michigan State University), Professor and Chair. Clinical Psychology: Child psychology; intimate partner violence; violent and aggressive behavior; psychotherapy with children and families.
Dr. Tierra T. Ellis (Ph.D., Howard University, Washington, DC). Assistant Professor. Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, and Community Psychology: Integrating Hip-hop culture and Psychotherapeutic Treatments; Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline; Strengths-Based & Culturally Relevant Interventions for Black and Latinx Adolescents and Young Adults; The Representation of Black students in STEM. 
Dr. Juliana Fuqua (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine), Professor. Developmental, Health, Social Psychology: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (including survey research), Evaluation, Risky Behavior and Health among Adults and Adolescents (e.g., social determinants of substance use, stress), Transdisciplinary Scientific Collaboration and Action Research (among STEM faulty, non- STEM faculty, educators and community leaders). Evaluation of  innovations in education.
Dr. Michael Giang (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles), Associate Professor. Educational Psychology: learning science, online technologies, research methods, social development, acculturation and intergroup relations, peer harassment.
Dr. Jennifer Hsia (Ph.D., University of South Dakota), Lecturer. Clinical psychology; health psychology; behavioral medicine; integration of behavioral health into medical settings; issues of social justice and equity; psychotherapy with Asian / Asian Americans, adults, and older adults.
Dr. Vanessa Kettering (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University), Lecturer.  Health Psychology: substance use/misuse, health behavior change/self-regulation, stress management.
Dr. Christopher S. Lamb (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) Lecturer. Social Psychology: Attitudes, Persuasion, Interpersonal Relationships, Health, and Social Issues. Equity in Education
Dr. Marie B. Lamothe-Francois (Ph.D., Texas A&M University) Assistant Professor. Multiculturalism & Diversity related issues; Relational dynamics/trauma, Identity development, Social Capital and clinical supervision.
Dr. Sara Langford (Ph.D., Central Michigan University), Associate Professor. Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Leadership; voting in organizations; telework; coworker relationships; stress and coping; gender and work issues.
Dr. Alejandro Morales (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Associate Professor. Counseling Psychology, Psycho-social adjustment of Latinx communities.
Dr. Jill Nemiro (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University), Professor. Organizational Psychology: Organizational and team creativity;
Dr. Soeun Park (Ph.D., University of Iowa), Assistant Professor. Counseling Psychology:
Immigrants of color's relationships and intergenerational trauma
Stigma and stereotypes within the communities of color (e.g., mental health, fat, gender roles)
Dr. Tatiana Pumaccahua (Ph.D., University of Rhode Island), Assistant Professor. Clinical Child & Family/School Psychology. Socioemotional learning prevention and intervention programs; school-based mental health; community-based parent education; cultural adaptations of evidence-based practices through creative approaches (e.g., gamification, pedagogic strategies); and issues in higher education (e.g., experiences of underrepresented students; access/retention).
Apoorva Rajan-Sharma (Ph.D. Student, Claremont Graduate University), Lecturer. Social Psychology: Resilience, substance use and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people; health behavior research.
Dr. Viviane Seyranian (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University), Associate Professor. Social Psychology: social and personal transformation, social identity framing, transcendence, spirituality, conservation and environmental issues, inclusion and belonging, positive education (academic success and well-being), leadership, gender, majority and minority groups.
Dr. James W. Sturges (Ph.D., University of Alabama), Professor. Clinical Psychology: Health Promotion, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Dr. Nicholas Von Glahn (Ph.D., Central Michigan University), Professor. Cognitive, Behavioral, Experimental Psychology: Memory, memory judgments, false memory, cognitive aging, courtroom psychology as well as human and animal learning.