Meet our Faculty

The School's faculty are psychologists with substantial publication records and extensive experience in practice and research. Full-time faculty members teach and supervise in their areas of expertise, and all are dedicated to students' educations across a range of psychology applications. You will benefit from individual attention while gaining skills in small groups. Upon enrollment, you are assigned an academic adviser who works closely with you to provide continuity and coherence throughout your program.

Full-Time Faculty

Jennifer Antick (2000)
Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Training; Director, Health Psychology Track
PsyD Clinical Program
BA, Chapman University, 1987
MA, Chapman University, 1990
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1995

Interests: Health psychology, behavioral medicine, chemical dependency, community mental health, and hospital-based practice

 

Genevieve Arnaut (2002)
Professor & Director of Clinical Training
PsyD Clinical Program
BSc, University of Toronto, 1980
MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1983
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1986
MA, Pacific University, 1998
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Pacific University, 1999

Interests: Adult forensic and correctional psychology, qualitative research

 

Sarah Bowen, PhD (2014)

Assistant Professor

BA, University of Washington, 2001

PhD, Clinical Psychology,

University of Washington, 2008

Interests: Mindfulness-based interventions for substance abuse,

relapse prevention, and other psychological and medical issues

Email: swbowen@uw.edu

 

Christiane Brems (2012)

Professor and Dean

BA, Oklahoma State University, 1980

MS, Oklahoma State University, 1984

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 1987

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Interests:  Health promotion and disease prevention; rural health care challenges and disparities; research and clinical ethics

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Roberts Christiansen (2004)
Associate Professor & Director, MA Program
MA Counseling Program
BA, Willamette University, 1995
MS, Pacific University, 1998
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Pacific University, 2001

Interests: Assessment; treatment of anxiety disorders, especially PTSD; risk and protective factors in the development and prevention of psychopathology

 

Michael S. Christopher (2006)
Associate Professor
PhD Clinical Program

BA, Loyola College in Maryland, 1996
MA, Loyola College in Maryland, 2000
PhD Clinical Psychology, University of

South Dakota, 2004


Interests: Transcultural assessment and practice of mindfulness, complementary

and alternative medicine, and positive psychology

 

Michael S. Daniel (2000)
Professor & Director, Neuropsychology Track
PsyD Clinical Program
BA, Harding University, 1980
MS, University of Memphis, 1983
PhD, Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, University of Memphis, 1986

Interests: Neuropsychological evaluation, head trauma, dementia, sports concussion and forensics

Shawn E. Davis (2006)
Associate Professor
PsyD Clinical Program
BS, Texas A&M University, 1995
MA, Stephen F. Austin State Univ., 1999
PhD, Developmental Psychology,

University of Houston, 2002


Interests: Online/computer-based learning and health communication

 

Laura Edwards-Leeper (2012)

Assistant Professor

PsyD Clinical Program

BA, Lewis & Clark College, 1997

MA, Bowling Green State University, 2001

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Bowlling Green State University, 2004

Interests: Gender identity issues; disorders of sexual development; eating disorders and obesity

 

Katherine A. Elder (2010)

Associate Professor

PsyD Clinical Program

BA, University of Wisconsin, 1993

MA, Wesleyan University, 1997

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado, 2003

Clinical and research interests: Eating

disorders and obesity with emphasis on adults; binge eating; bariatric surgery; prevention/early intervention of eating disorders and obesity; obesity stigma; health promotion; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Latino psychology.


Jon Frew (2002)
Professor & Director, Organizational/Consulting Psychology Track
PsyD Clinical & MA Counseling Programs
BS, Gannon University, 1970
MA, Gannon University, 1973
MEd, Gannon University, 1975
PhD, Counseling Psychology, Kent State University, 1982
Board Certified in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology


Interests: Gestalt therapy, organizational behavior, organizational development, groups, professional roles, and clinical supervision

 

Irina Gelman, (2013)

Assistant Professor

Associate Director of Pacific

Psychology Clinics 2013/2014

BS, University of Florida, 2003

MS, Nova Southeastern University, 2009

PsyD, Nova Southeastern University, 2012, Clinical Psychology

Research Interests: Issues related to accurate differential diagnosis, ethical considerations and principles within the practice of psychology, evidence-based treatments with a great attention to the therapeutic relationship, attachment history and interpersonal style, and attention to diversity variables.

Clinical Interests: anxiety disorders,

couple therapy, group psychotherapy, and integrated conceptualization and treatment

 

Michelle R. Guyton (2005)
Associate Professor

Director, Forensic Track
PsyD Clinical Program
BA, Sam Houston State University, 1996
MA, Sam Houston State University, 1998
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, 2005


Interests: Treatment and assessment of

serious and persistent mental illness and personality pathology; offenders with

mental illness; substance abuse

Matthew Hunsinger (2013)

Assistant Professor

PsyD Clinical and MA Counseling Programs

BS, University of Mary Washington, 2001

MS, Illinois State University, 2005  

PhD, University of Massachusetts, 2010

Experimental Social Psychology

Interests: Social Cognition, Intergroup Relations, Intergroup Bias, Meditation (including mindfulness), Affect/Emotion, Pain.

Research Team: I am looking to build a research team.  Students interested in conducting or being involved in research in the areas listed above. Weekly, Friday 4-5 PM HPC2, 213

Claudia Jacova (2013)

Assistant Professor

PhD Clinical Psychology Program

Laurea di dottore, University of Florence, Italy, 1985

PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2003

Statistics & Research Design Interests: Aging, cognitive impairment and dementia; early cognitive and functional MRI-based recognition of cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Lacunar infarct, Alzheimer Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia); interventions to promote quality of life in dementia; cognitive and clinical instrument development for disease recognition and monitoring; cross-cultural considerations and human-computer interactions in the context of cognitive impairment and dementia.

 

Sandra Y. Jenkins (1989)
Professor & Director of Human Diversity
PsyD Clinical Program
BA, Michigan State University, 1968
MA, Michigan State University, 1977
PhD Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, 1985


Interests: Psychology of women, psychotherapy with women, psychotherapy

with ethnic minority and low-income groups

 

Mark E. Johnson (2012)

Research Professor, Office of Research

Affiliated Faculty, PhD Clinical Program

BA Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara 1977

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1982

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara 1985

Interests: Research and clinical ethics, challenges in conducting ethical research, rural healthcare disparities, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS

 

 

Shahana Koslofsky (2012)

Director of Interprofessional Course
Assistant Professor

Associate Director Latino Bilingual Track

PsyD Clinical and MA Counseling Programs

BA, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1993

PhD, Counseling Psychology, State University of New York, Albany, 2001

Interests: Diversity and cultural competence, Latino psychology, HIV/AIDS, psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy

 

 

 

Theresa LaFavor (2014)

Assistant Professor

PhD Clinical Psychology Program

BA, Smith College, 2001

PhD, Developmental Psychopathology,

University of Minnesota, 2012

Interests: Risk and resiliency factors among homeless

and highly mobile youth. Pediatric neuropsychology

Email: Lafa0017@umn.edu

James B. Lane (1987)
Professor
PsyD Clinical Program
BA, University of North Carolina, 1970
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1974


Interests: Psychological assessment,    differential diagnosis, mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapy

 

 

 

 

 

Susan T. Li (2003)
Professor & Director, Child/Adolescent Track PsyD Clinical Program
BA, University of Notre Dame, 1990
MA, Arizona State University, 1993
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University, 1997


Interests: Assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families; diversity and minority mental health; clinical orientation combining a behavioral/cognitive-behavioral perspective with ecosystemic and multicultural theoretical approaches

 

Paul G. Michael (2007)
Associate Professor; Director of Research

School of Professional Psychology

BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &

State University, 1996

MS, University of Memphis, 2000

PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Memphis, 2003

Interests: Industrial and organizational psychology; environmental psychology

Catherine A. Miller (1999)
Professor & Director of Clinical PsyD

Psychology Program
BA, University of New Orleans, 1987
MA, West Virginia University, 1990
PhD, Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University, 1993


Interests: Child clinical psychology, forensic psychology, behavior disorders of children and adolescents, court-ordered evaluations

 

Catherine A. Moonshine (2007)

Associate Professor & Director of Pacific Psychology Clinics, Portland & Hillsboro

PsyD Clinical Program
BA, University of Redlands, 1989

MA, Seattle University, 1993

MS, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology,

Palo Alto, 1996

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, 1999


Interests: Treating addiction and dual diagnosis clients; evidence based practices; clinical supervision and oversight of clinical services


BJ Scott (2008)

Assistant Professor

PsyD Clinical Program

BA, Western Washington University, 1998

MS, Pacific University, 2003

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Pacific University, 2006

Interests: Neuropsychological  evaluation; cross-cultural neuropsychology; Rehabilitation Psychology; disability, brain injury, stroke, dementia, spinal cord injury

Robin L. Shallcross (1992)
Associate Professor
PsyD Clinical Program
BA, Eckerd College, 1975
MS, University of Florida, 1979
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1985
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology,   American Board of Professional Psychology


Interests: Latino Psychology, consultation/supervision models,  psychodynamic theoretical models

 

Tamara E. Tasker (2007)

Associate Professor;

Director of Academics

PsyD Clinical Program

BA, Colgate University, 1994

MS, Pacific University, 2002

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Pacific University, 2005

Interests: Sports psychology; counseling college/graduate students/student athletes; organizational behavior/mental health in the workplace; adjustment to the workplace and world of work

 

Jane M. Tram (2006)
Associate Professor

Director, Clinical Training Counseling Psychology

Program
MA Counseling Program
BA, University of Alberta, 1997
MA, University of Notre Dame, 1999
PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 2004


Interests: Psychotherapy with children and adolescents, multicultural counseling, and development of assessment and treatment for diverse populations


Peter Vik, PhD (2013)

Professor, Director

PhD Clinical Psychology Program

BS, University of California, Davis, 1982

MA, San Diego State University, 1986

MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1989

PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992

Interests: Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors, Visual Spatial Learning and Recall. Prior substance abuse studies have focused on collegiate heavy consumption, comorbid psychiatric problems, and stress models. I am interested in looking into the alcohol and other drug use among students enrolled in health profession programs. Memory studies focus on the development of a visual memory test that distinguishes learning from recall, and (hopefully) eventually will tease out retrieval from forgetting. Please contact me via email or in person to discuss research ideas.

 

Ruth Zuniga (2013)

Assistant Professor, Director

Latino Billingual Track
PsyD Clinical Program

PhD Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural and Indigenous Emphasis Joint Program

University of Alaska Fairbanks-University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013

MS Counseling and Human Services: Community and Rehabilitation Counseling University of Idaho, 2006

BS Psychology Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, 2003

Interests: Integrated health care, cross-cultural and Latino psychology, multicultural competency and mental health seeking behaviors.

 

Part-Time Faculty

Bjorn Bergstrom (2013)

BA, University of Washington, 2001

MA, Stockholm University, 2004

PsyD, Pacific University, 2012

Susan Dale (2009)

Assistant Professor

BS, Arizona State University, 1971

MEd, Lewis & Clark College, 1979

PhD, University of Oregon, 1988

Deborah Dwelle (2013)

Assistant Professor

BS, Portland State University, 2006

MS, Pacific University

School of Professional Psychology, 2008

PsyD, Pacific University

School of Professional Psychology, 2012

Eva Gold (2004)
Assistant Professor
BA, University of Michigan, 1973
MSW, University of Michigan, 1976
PsyD, Pacific University, 1987

Peter Grover (2012)

Assistant Professor

BS, University of Oregon, 1984

MS, Portland State University, 1990

PhD, California School of Professional Psychology, 1994

MSPsyPh, California School of Professional Psychology, 2002

Holly Hetrick (2007)
Assistant Professor

BA, Gonzaga University, 2000
MS, Pacific University, 2002
PsyD, Pacific University, 2005

Pamela Jacobs (2008)

Assistant Professor

AB, Stanford University, California, 1985

MS, Pacific School of Psychology, 1990

PhD, Pacific School of Psychology, 1992

Dawnn McWatters (2013)

BA, Willamette University, 1994

PsyD, Pacific University, 2006

 

Stephen G. Zahm (1982)
Professor
BA, Univ of California, Berkeley, 1965
MA, California State College, Los Angeles, 1969
PhD, University of Portland, 1973

 


 


Faculty Emeritus

 

Donald Fromme (1992)
Faculty Emeritus/Professor
BM, Boston University, 1961
PhD, University of Iowa, 1966

 

Michel Hersen (1997)
Professor and Dean Emeritus
BA, Queens College, 1961
MA, Hofstra University, 1963
PhD Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966


Daniel S. McKitrick (1987)

Faculty Emeritus/Professor

BS, University of Illinois, 1969
MA, University of Maryland, 1975
PhD Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, 1978