Dubois-Hamer Institute

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Advisory Board

Rashawn Green, Learning Resource Center

Rashawn Green, Learning Resouce Center


Rashawn Green, Learning Resource Center

Phone: 818-677-2033
Office: OV 300

Rashawn Green is the Director for the Learning Resource Center at California State University, Northridge where she has been making contributions to the university for over 20 years. 

As an alumna of the University, earning both her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies degrees, she is in a unique position in understanding how to balance university protocol with student needs.

Rashawn is an active member of the Matador family and serves on several boards and committees on campus.  She is part of the emancipated foster youth Resilient Scholars Program; the Teaching Learning Group, who launched the Five Gears for Activating Learning: Researched-Based Principles for Teaching and Learning;and the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam Advisory Board to name a few.  She is also a founding executive board member of the Black Alumni Association and serves as its treasurer and liaison to the Black Graduation Committee.

In addition to her work on campus, she is very active with community based organizations and associations.  She is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Rashawn spends her limited free time with her husband of over 17 years and her two children who are the motivation behind all of the extraordinary work she has done for so many years.

Dr. Allen Lipscomb, Social Work

Allen LipscombDr. Allen Eugene Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW

Phone: 818-677-7630
Office: Sierra Tower 204
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Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his master of social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. Upon completing his doctorate, he earned a certification in mixed-methods community based research from the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb studied diversity and inclusion practices for human resources within organizations through Cornell University; earning a certification from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell.  Dr. Lipscomb specializes in providing anti-oppressive and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth and families of color.

His areas of research are centered on the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief and race-based trauma). Specifically, Dr. Lipscomb has conducted qualitative research studies on racialized Black identified men across the Black/African Diaspora exploring their grief, loss and complex-trauma experiences.

His pedagogy is centered on cultural anti-oppressive and clinically-responsive practices with consumers.  Dr. Lipscomb maintains a private practice; conducts local and national trainings; is a clinical consultant and keynote/motivational speaker. Dr. Lipscomb is an author and published his first book titled: Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man's Treatment in 2016.

Robert.D.Park Academic Advisor

Robert D. ParkRobert.D.Park, Academic Advisor

Phone: (818) 677-2658 or (818) 677-2952
Office: SH 306E

Robert is a staff member at the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Student Services Center, where he is the academic advisor for the Psychology department. Robert has been with the CSBS-SSC for over 10 years, holding a variety of roles from student assistant, graduate intern, assistant coordinator (A.G.E. program), and academic advisor. Mr. Park received both his B.A. & M.S. degrees from CSUN. His Bachelor' degree is in Sociology Option IV: Interviewing & Counseling and his Master's degree is from the department of Education Psychology & Counseling, Option: College Counseling & Student Services. He is currently working towards achieving a Career Counseling Certification. Robert is passionate about working with college students and draws from his personal experiences, educational knowledge and professional skills to support students in following their dreams.

Dr. Theresa White, Africana Studies

Theresa White, Africana Studies


Dr. Theresa White, Africana Studies

Phone: 818-677-6136
Office: SN 217