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:

General Psychology, Biological Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics, East Asian Meditation Practces, Clinical Applications of East Asian Meditation Practices, Clinical Psychopharmacology

Violet Cheung

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4373

Violet Cheung is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of San Francisco, and a board member and associate editor...

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...

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

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:

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:

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

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, 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, 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