Psychology

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Psychology Alumni

Class of 1967

Patrick H McCann, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree: M.A. in General Experimental Psychology
CSUN Comments: M.A. in general experimental with emphasis in industrial/social psych. was great preparation for later graduate work at USC. I completed M.A. in spring of 1967. Thesis chairman (and wonderful mentor) was Irv Streimer with members Donald Butler and Richard O'Connell.
Further Education: Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Univ. of Southern California, Spring 1979
Current Occupation: Retired
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General Comments: I spent 8 years working in various aerospace companies (1959-1967) while working on M.A. at CSUN. With a lot of encouragement from Professors Streimer, Summers, Butler , Weckler, and Giedt, I finished in 1967. Subsequently, I worked for DOD as a research psychologist and training administrator at various locations world-wide. I was supported by the Navy in completing graduate work for a Ph.D. in educational psychology during the years 1975-79.

Class of 1973

Linda Barton (Katzer), M.A.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Pyschology
Further Education: M.A. 2005, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
Current Occupation: Program Director - 21st CCLC, Fremont County School District #1, Lander, WY
Phone home: 307-335-8165, work: 307-332-4240
E-mail home: , work:

Robert Steinmetz, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. 1979, Instructional Technology and Educational Psychology, University of Southern California
Current Occupation: Founder and President, Training Systems Design, CA
E-mail:

Class of 1974

Charles Stoup, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. 1979, Experimental Psychology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Current Occupation: Assistant Dean, UC Berkeley, College of Letters and Science
E-mail:

Class of 1975

Michael Eppinger, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. 1982, Clinical Psychology; Neuropsychology, Brigham Young University, UT
Current Occupation: Staff Neuropsychologist, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, North Texas Health Care, Dallas, TX
Phone: (214) 857-0529 work, (972) 222-0922 home
E-mail: eppinger, work, home

Class of 1976

Naomi Beck
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
City: North Hills, CA
E-mail:
Mark Mitchell
CSUN Degree: Psychology
Current Occupation: Psychotherapist/ Business Consultant
Phone: (310) 822-7979
E-mail:

Class of 1978

Carole Manheim, Ph.D.
CSUN Degrees:
1975 B.A. Psychology
1978 M.A. Social Psychology
Further Education: 1982 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Indiana University at Bloomington
Current Occupation: Senior Clinical Forensic Psychologist, District Court Psychological Services

Class of 1981

John Daly, M.S.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: 1986 M.S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California
Current Occupation: Director of Employee Relations & Professional Development, CSUN
Email:
Phone: (818) 677-6566

Class of 1986

Todd Gross, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. 1992 Cognitive Psychology, UCLA
Current Occupation: Director of Statistics and Human Factors, Medtronic MiniMed, Northridge; Adjunct Psychology Professor, California State University, Northridge
Phone: (818) 576-5618
E-mail:
Message: Thanks to Drs. Jim Torcivia, Ron Doctor and Linda Fidell for providing me with support and opportunity.

Thomas Wilson, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree: Psychology
Current Occupation: Bellarmine University, Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (502) 452-8003 ext. 8003
E-mail:

Class of 1992

Rick Ramirez, M.A.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: 1995 M.A. College Student Personnel Counseling / Career Counseling, San Francisco State University
Current Occupation: Counselor, American River College, Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 484-8547
Fax: (916) 484-8721
E-mail: home , work

Class of 1994

Christina Garland, M.A.
(previously Christina Hicks)
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: 1998 M.A. School Psychology, Austin Peay State University, TN
Current Occupation: School Psychologist, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
Phone: (702) 799-4730

Stacey Gould, Ph.D.
(previously Stacey Thomas)
CSUN Degrees:
1991 B.A. Psychology
1994 M.A. Clinical Psychology
Further Education: 2001 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychlogy
Current Employer: California State University, Northridge
E-mail: home , work

Class of 1995

E. Lisako Jones McKyer, Ph.D., MPH
CSUN Degree: BA Psychology Further Education: MPH Community Health; Ph.D., Health Behavior & Child/Adolescent Health, Indiana University.
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, Division of Health; and Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Study of Health Disparities Texas A&M University TAMU 4243, Read Bldg. Rm 158P College Station, TX 77843-4243
Phone: (979)845-9280
Fax: (979) 847-8987
Email:
Website: http://db.cehd.tamu.edu/view.epl?id=E78777b7077727b7f74
Message: Special thanks to the incredibly supportive faculty at CSUN (Carrie Saetermoe, Brennis Lucero-Wagoner, Howard Lee, Joyce Brotsky, Sheila Grant, Maria-Elena Zavala) - each contributed to helping me achieve my dream of an academic career! I OWE YOU BIG TIME!


Larissa Myaskovsky
CSUN Degree: M.A. General Experimental Psychology, Spring 1995
Further Education: PhD Fall 2001, Social Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2002-2004
Current Occupation: Health Services Research
VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
University Drive C (151C-U) Building 28
Pittsburgh, PA 15240-1000
phone: (412) 688-6000, ext.81-4932
fax: (412) 688-6527
email: ,
Message: I loved the faculty and all of my experiences at CSUN!

Class of 1996

Eliana Crema
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Current Occupation: Working in the Software Industry
E-mail:
Website: http://www.elianacrema.com

Class of 1997

Iris Blandon-Gitlin, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree:  B.A. Psychology
Further Education: Anticipate 2004 Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Current Occupation: Adjunct Instructor, Pepperdine University
City: Woodland Hills and Malibu
E-mail:

Class of 1998

Shawn Coupland-Gross, M.S.
CSUN Degree:  B.A. Psychology
Further Education: Anticipate 2004 M.S., Ed Psych & Counseling, California State University, Northridge
Current Occupation: Therapist Trainee, Community Counseling Resource Institute
City: Granada Hills, CA
E-mail:

Craig Goodman, Ph.D.
CSUN Degree:  M.A. Clinical Psychology
Further Education: 2003 Ph.D., Neurobiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hadassah Medical School
Current Occupation: City: Netanya, Israel
E-mail:

Will Wallace, M.S.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: 2002 M.S., School Counseling, University of La Verne
E-mail:
Message: Thank you Dr. Torcivia and Dr. Lee.

Class of 1999

Rick Bilanski
CSUN Degree: MA General Expiremental 1999
Email: rickshy20002YAHOO.COM

Reni Clemente
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: M.S. in progress, Community Counseling, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Current Occupation: Joyful Noise Child Development Center
E-mail:

Tressa Daniels, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Current Occupation: Human Factors Engineer, Intel Corporation
Work e-mail:
Office: (503) 456-3916

Class of 2000

Tim Goldsmith, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Current Occupation: Human Factors Engineer, Intel Corporation
E-mail:

Elena Herrera. M.A.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: Psy.D. in progress, Pepperdine University
E-mail:

Cheri Hodson, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Clinical Psychology
Current Occupation: Educational Research Analyst, Los Angeles Unified School District
E-mail: ,

Victoria Berman-Vigil, M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
B.A. Psychology
M.A. Public Health, Community Health Education
Current Occupation: Supervisor of Quality Measurement and Research, PacifiCare Behavioral Health, Van Nuys, CA.
E-mail:

Class of 2001

Ilir Boga, M.A.
CSUN Degrees: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: M.A. 2004, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, California School of Organizational Studies
Current Occupation: Consultant
E-mail:

Richard Danlag, M.S.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: M.S. 2004, Educational Psychology and Counseling/School Psychology, CSUN
E-mail:

Melissa Park, B.A.
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: M.S.W. in progress, Community Organizing and Public Administration, USC
Current Occupation: Clinical Therapist
City: Los Angeles, CA

Chris L. Olphin, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Clinical Psychology
E-mail:
Current Occupation: Quality Assurance Coordinator/Therapist, UCLA I.S.A.P/Matrix Institute on Addictions
Work phone: (323) 933-9186

Scott Scheff, M.A.
CSUN Degree:   M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Current Occupation: Human Factors Specialist, Micro Analysis and Design
Phone: (303) 442-6947
E-mail:

Scott Shelp, RN BA CCHt
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Further Education: 2004 Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma, Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, CA
Current Occupation: Registered Nurse, Emergency Room, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; also in private practice as a clinical hypnotherapist in the San Fernando Valley.
City: Granada Hills, CA
Phone: (818) 472-0755
E-mail:

Class of 2002

Andrew Ainsworth, M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
1999 B.A. Psychology
2002 M.A. General Experimental Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. in progress, Measurement and Psychometrics, UCLA
Phone: (818) 882-4088
E-mail:
Website: http://www.csun.edu/~ata20315/psy524/

Lydia M. Fett, (Miranda) B.A.
CSUN Degrees: 2002 B.A. Psychology
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Michael Thuan Giang, M.A.
CSUN Degrees: M.A. General Experimental Psychology
Further Education: UCLA Ph.D. Candidate
E-mail:

Haim Hirsch, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Current Occupation: The Hirsch Group, President
Phone: (818) 261-2998
E-mail:

Wendy Martin
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology
Current Employer: Center for Autism and Related Services
E-mail:

Sharon Rahmanian, M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
2000 B.A. Psychology
2002 M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
City: Woodland Hills, CA
E-mail:

Class of 2003

Julie Campbell, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. General Experimental Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. Expected Spring 2007 in Cognitive Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
E-mail:

Andreas E. Espinoza, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Lund, Sweden
Current Occupation: Hardware Usability Specialist, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication
Lund Sweden
E-mail:
Work Comments: Development of methodologies and evaluation of sketches, mockups and prototypes.

Barry Mizrahi, M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
1991 B.A. Psychology
2003 M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Current Occupation: Project Manager, Human Factors International, Los Angeles
E-mail:
Message: Special thanks to Dr. Shannon Morgan (Harp), my thesis chair, for providing me with encouragement and support through the entire graduation process.

Maya Uhl, M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
2000 B.A. Psychology
2003 M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Current Occupation: Instructional Designer, Training Systems Design
E-mail:

Angela Zamora, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. General Experimental Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D Expected Spring 2008 in Developmental Psychology, University of California, Riverside
E-mail:
Website: http://www.healthyfamilies.ucr.edu/Graduate%20Students.html

Class of 2004

Yun Chu, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. General Experimental
Further Education: Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, expected in Spring 2007, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu HI
Email:
Current Occupation: Lecturer
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Psychology Department

Barbara Kane-Drescher, M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
2000 B.A. Psychology, Anthropology minor
2004 M.A. General Experimental Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D. in progress, Cognitive and Perceptual Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
Current Occupation: Adjunct Psychology Instructor, Moorpark Community College
E-mail:
Website: http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/~eckstein/lab/vp.html

Stephanie Lau, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
E-mail:
Roxanne Prilutsky, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Clinical Psychology
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Therese Spellman
CSUN Degree: B.A. Psychology, B.A. Women's Studies
Current Occupation: Massage Therapist, Statistical Consultant
E-mail:
Josh Sacks, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
E-mail:

Lisa Whitman, M.A.
CSUN Degree: M.A. Human Factors & Applied Experimental Psychology
Further Education: Ph.D.in progress, Ergonomics/Experimental Psychology, North Carolina State University
E-mail:
Current Occupation: Software User Interface Analyst, SAS Institute - Cary, NC

Class of 2005

Zachary Chesler
CSUN Degree: M.A. in Human Factors, 2005 HF
Email:
Los Angeles, Ca

Shiloh Davenport (Siebert) , M.A.
CSUN Degrees:
2003 B.A. Psychology, Anthropology minor
2005 M.A. Clinical Psychology
E-mail:

Carol Jahchan
Current Occupation: UCSD-HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center
Work Email:
Further Education: in progress SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
specialization: Neuropsychology
 
Jimmy Singh, M.A.
CSUN Degree: MA General Experimental Psychology
Email:
Further Education: Ph.D. in progress, Developmental Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
 
Scott Terrace
CSUN Degree:
2005 M.A. Human Factors
1997 B.A. Psychology
Current Occupation: Human Factors Specialist, L-3 Titan