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Scott W. Plunkett, Ph.D.

Publications & Presentations
Sierra Hall 306E

Spring 2019 Office Hours

7:30-8 am, Mon/Wed, Oviatt 025
9:30-10:30 am, Mon/Wed, SH306e
2-3 pm, 1/23-3/13, Wed, SH306e
or by arrangement

Spring 2019 Courses

PSY 581: Teaching of Psychology
PSY 492: Honors Prof Develop
PSY 460: Counseling & Interview

Fall 2019 Courses

PSY 492: Honors Prof Develop
PSY 321/L: Research Methods

Other Courses I Teach

PSY 692: Grad Research Methods
PSY 660: Seminar in Counseling
PSY 442: Comm. & Conflict Resol.
PSY 301: Psych Preprofessional
PSY 150: Intro to Psych

Other Links

Student Resources
Student Power!
Why CSUN is Great!
Recommendation? (.docx)

Some reasons why it's great to be at CSUN!

  • In 2016, CSUN was ranked in Top 25 Rising Stars for Research. CSUN gained the largest increase in research publication rates in North America, according the journal Nature
  • In 2016, CSUN received the Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • In 2016, the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program was ranked the #12 educational leadership degree program in the United States by teachers.org
  • 2016 - CSUN Model United Nations Team took 1st Place for fourth consecutive year
  • In 2014, 2015, and 2016, the CSUN music program was ranked in the top 25 in the world by the Hollywood Reporter
  • In 2015, CSUN's team won Outstanding Delegation at the National Competition of the Model United Nations Team
  • In 2015, CSUN was recognized for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access (i.e., organization that advocates diversity in higher education, employment, and research).
  • In 2015,the David Nazarian College of Business and Economic maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (fewer than 5% of the business programs in the world have this accreditation). Also, CSUN is frequently ranked as one of the nation’s “Best Business Schools” by the Princeton Review.
  • In 2014 in MONEY Magazine's list of U.S. colleges and universities, CSUN was a Top 10 “Value All Star” because CSUN students graduate at 8% higher rate and alumni earn $8,650 more annually than their peers.
  • CSUN’s team of mechanical, electrical and computer science engineering students took the second-place Grand Award at the International Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (2014).
  • 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 earned 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 whose 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!