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Contact Information

Sierra Tower #316
scott.plunkett@csun.edu

Background

Vita
Publications & Presentations

Office Hours

12-12:50 p.m. Monday (ST 316)
7:40-8 a.m. T/Th (MZ 130)
9:20-10 a.m. T/Th (ST 316)
or by arrangement

Courses I Teach

PSY 692: Grad Research Methods
PSY 660: Seminar in Counseling
PSY 581: Teaching of Psych
PSY 460: Counseling & Interview
PSY 442: Comm. & Conflict Resol.
PSY 321/L: Research Methods
PSY 301: Psych Preprofessional
PSY 150: Intro to Psych

Other Links

Student Resources
Student Power!
Why CSUN is Great!
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A few reasons why it's great to be at CSUN!

  • 4th least expensive public university out of 452 public colleges (2010/11) – US News survey
  • CSUN ranked 2nd among 529 master's level universities in preparing students who later earn doctoral degrees (National Science Foundation)
    • 1st in number of graduates who went on to earn Ph.D.s in the social sciences and psychology.
    • Biology department is ranked 5th in USA.
  • In 2011, CSUN ranked 8th in the nation that award bachelor’s degrees to minorities in the field of communications (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • In 2011, CSUN ranked 5th in the nation in the total number fulltime enrolled Latino undergraduate and graduate students (U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics).
  • in 2013, CSUN ranked 1st in the USA for bachelor's degrees awarded to Latino students in liberal arts and sciences as well as journalism and in; 2nd in psychology bachelor's degrees; 4th in social sciences degrees; 9th in ethnic, cultural, minority or gender studies degrees; and 10th in health and physical education or fitness degrees (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2013).
  • CSUN has the largest number of Central American students of any university in the USA.
  • CSUN has the largest number of Armenian students outside Armenia,
  • CSUN has thelargest number of mainstream deaf students of any university in USA.
  • In 2008, CSUN ranked 9th among top 20 undergraduate schools whole alumni pass the California Bar Exam (#1 in CSU)
  • In 2008, Jazz band won national first place in the College Big Band division of the Monterey Jazz Festival
  • In 2008, CSUN awarded President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction (Corporation for National and Community Service)
  • In 2007 & 2008, CSUN team won first-place honors out of 300 colleges and universities at the Model United Nations competition.
  • In 2006, CSUN ranked 18th in nation of top public universities chosen by Jewish students (Reform Judaism).
  • In 2006, CSUN was ranked 10th in nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students.
    • 5th in bachelors degrees awarded to Latino students
    • 2nd in bachelor's degrees awarded to Latinos in social sciences
    • 5th in bachelor's degrees to Asian Americans in educati
  • Undergraduate Engineering program ranked 5th among California public colleges and 14th among U.S. public colleges (U.S. News and World Report)
  • CSUN awards more California Teaching Credentials than any other public institution (more than from all the University of California campuses combined)
  • In 2005, CSUN ranked 1st out of the 177 colleges and universities in sending and receiving students in the National Student Exchange.
  • In 2003, CSUN's Northridge Singers were named "Choir of the World", taking the top prize during their debut appearance at an international music competition in Wales.
  • In 2002, CSUN was one of only four universities in USA selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for exemplary teacher preparation programs.
  • In 2001, the Department of Cinema and Television Arts was ranked #1 in the Western United States by the Association of Independent Feature Film Producers
  • In 2001, the Consumer Affairs Option in the Family & Consumer Sciences Department was ranked #1 in the Western United States by the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals
  • CSUN consistently ranks in the top 25 for master's level universities based on the size of its foreign student population.
  • College of Business and Economics has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its vital role in promoting international trade throughout the Los Angeles area.
  • and finally, drum roll please......I teach here! Woo hoo!