Faculty


Lisa Wagner

Department Chair
(415) 422-5828

Lisa S. Wagner, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Gerontology Minor, and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Aging...

Education:

PhD, Social and Personality Psychology, University of Washington | BA, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

Courses:

Social Psychology, Generation to Generation, Adulthood and Aging, Directed Reading and Research; Independent Study, Social Psychology

Michael Bloch

Professor
(415) 422-4894

Professor Bloch is a cognitive neuropsychologist who received his PhD in 1989. His research investigates hemispheric asymmetry and integration in...

Education:

PhD, 1989

Expertise:

Brain and Behavior, Human Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, Cognition, Psychology of Reading and Dyslexia, Psychology of Dreaming, Statistics, General Psychology

Courses:

Psychological Statistics, Research Design, Biological Psychology, Perspectives in Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics, Advanced Research Methods, Directed Reading and Research; Independent Study

Davina Chan

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Dr. Davina Chan obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches in the Psychology Department and in...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Clinical Applications of East Asian Meditation Practices, Clinical Psychopharmacology, General Psychology, Biological Psychology, East Asian Meditation Practices

Violet Cheung

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4373

Dr. Violet Cheung is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of San Francisco. Her research on mass emotions started...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Child Development, Theories of Personality, Advanced Research Methods

Kevin Chun

Professor
(415) 422-2418

Kevin M. Chun, PhD, is professor of psychology and co-founding faculty member of USF Asian American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies programs....

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles | BS, Psychology, Santa Clara University | Psychology Internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Expertise:

acculturation, bicultural efficacy in health management, immigrant health disparities, Asian American psychology, multicultural psychology, ethnic minority mental health, family psychology

Courses:

Special Topics, Directed Study, General Psychology, Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States, Asian American Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Mel Ciena

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5334

Dr. Ciena is a native New Yorker who has been teaching at University of San Francisco since 1991. He has been honored with the Distinguished...

Education:

BA and MA in Experimental Psychology, California State University | MA and PhD in Psychological Studies and Developmental Psychology, Stanford University

Courses:

General Psychology, Child Development, Theories of Personality, Adulthood and Aging

June Madsen Clausen

Professor; Program Director, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
(415) 422-2174

Dr. June Madsen Clausen is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Psychology, and former Associate Dean for Academic Effectiveness in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is currently serving as Program Director of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she teaches practicum courses and clinical dissertation seminars. In Psychology, Dr. Clausen teaches a variety of courses in clinical and research psychology. She is Consultant and past...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Joint Doctoral Program, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University | BA, Psychology with Honors, University of California, Los Angeles | Clinical internship at the University of California, San Francisco | Two-year National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Research | Graduate of the WASC Senior College and University Commission Assessment Leadership Academy

Courses:

Clinical Dissertation Proposal Seminar, Practicum 3A, Clinical Dissertation Seminar

Jeremy Doughan

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6275

Dr. Jeremy Doughan is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and affiliate faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of...

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology, VA Boston Healthcare System, 2008 | Internship, Clinical Psychology, Miami VA Healthcare System, 2007 | PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School Professional Psychology, 2007 | MA, Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School Professional Psychology, 2003 | BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1998

Courses:

General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Advanced Research Methods

Kathrine Gapinski Riseman

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Dr. Kathrine Gapinski received her PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University, where her research focused on eating disorders and social...

Education:

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Yale University

Courses:

Psychology of Sexuality, Psychology of Gender

Ja'Nina Garrett-Walker

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6432

Ja’Nina Garrett-Walker is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. She earned her BA from...

Education:

PhD, Graduate Center of City University of New York | BA, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Research Design, African American Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Lauren Haack

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 422-6151

Lauren Marie Haack, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work focuses on cultural influences to mental health conceptualization, assessment...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Marquette University | MS, Clinical Psychology, Marquette University | BA, Psychology, Clemson University

Courses:

General Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics, Advanced Research Methods

Aline Hitti

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2175

Aline Hitti is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at the University of San Francisco. She completed her doctoral degree in Human...

Education:

PhD, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland

Courses:

Child Development, ART: Advanced Research Topics, Directed Reading and Research; Independent Study

Saera Khan

Professor
(415) 422-5794

Saera Khan is a social psychologist who received her PhD at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research explores the social cognitive processes...

Courses:

Advanced Research Methods, Psychology Practicum, Directed Reading and Research; Independent Study

Marisa Knight

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4374

Marisa Knight, PhD, specializes in cognitive neuroscience. She teaches biological psychology and research design, and her research is focused on the...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz

Courses:

Psychological Statistics, Biological Psychology, Thesis Development Seminar, Honors Thesis Seminar

Benjamin Levy

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6429

Ben Levy is a cognitive neuroscientist who received his PhD from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on memory and cognitive control,...

Education:

PhD, University of Oregon

Courses:

Research Design, Biological Psychology, Learning and Memory, Thesis Development Seminar, Honors Thesis Seminar

Gerdenio Manuel S.J.

Professor
(415) 422-4705

Fr. Gerdenio (Sonny) Manuel, S.J. is Director of USF's Saint Ignatius Institute and Professor of Psychology. He is also the Provincial Assistant for...

Education:

BA, University of San Francisco | MA in Divinity, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley | PhD in Psychology,Duke University | Clinical internship at Cambridge City Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Courses:

Evidence Based Practice IV: Groups, Positive Psychology, Advanced Research Methods, Overseas Program, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Directed Study

William Martinez

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Dr. William Martinez is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in Child Psychopathology, Latina/o...

Education:

PhD in Clinical Psychology (Child Track), DePaul University 2014 | MA in Clinical Psychology (Child Track), DePaul University, 2010 | MA in Forensic Psychology, City University of New York – John Jay College, 2004 | BA in Psychology/Sociology , Drew University, 2002

Courses:

Perspectives in Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Edward Munnich

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5098

Edward Munnich, PhD, is a cognitive psychologist. He received his degree from the University of Delaware. He teaches research design; learning,...

Education:

PhD, University of Delaware

Courses:

General Psychology, Research Design, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

John Pérez

Professor
(415) 422-6641

John Pérez received his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at UCSF. His research...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Yale University | NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco

Courses:

General Psychology, Research Design, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Saralyn Ruff

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4376

Professor Ruff received a Master in Education, a Master in Couples and Family Therapy, and a doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies. She...

Education:

MEd, Counseling, Family and Human Services, University of Oregon | MEd, Couples and Family Therapy, University of Oregon | PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

Courses:

General Psychology, Research Design, Careers in Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Maltreatment, Advanced Research Methods, Psychology Practicum

Colin Silverthorne

Professor
(415) 422-2419

Dr. Silverthorne is a social/organizational psychologist. He has authored several books and published numerous numerous articles in refereed journals...

Education:

PhD, (Social Psychology), University of Cincinnati, 1970 | MA, (Psychology), University of Cincinnati, 1968 | BSc, (Psychology and Mathematics with Statistics), University of London, 1966

Courses:

Psychological Statistics, Directed Reading and Research; Independent Study, Thesis Development Seminar, Honors Thesis Seminar

Indre Viskontas

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Indre Viskontas has been teaching at USF since 2014. Her teaching interests include biological psychology, learning and memory, science communication...

Education:

PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California - Los Angeles | MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music | BSc, University of Toronto

Courses:

Biological Psychology, Learning and Memory, ART: Advanced Research Topics

David Ziegler

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Ziegler completed his PhD in Systems Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Education:

PhD, Systems Neuroscience, MIT, 2011 | BS, Psychobiology, Denison University, 1999

Courses:

Human Neuropsychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics, Advanced Research Methods

Contact Info

Department of Psychology

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall G65 (415) 422-6151 (415) 422-2517