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Faculty | Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Clark Campbell

  • Senior Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) Western Seminary
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology) Western Seminary
  • B.A. (Psychology), Wheaton College

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Tania Abouezzeddine

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Post-doctorate, University of California Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., Boston University
  • B.A., American University of Beirut

Tania Abouezzeddine has studied and has experience in several areas in the field of psychology working on topics such as trauma, pediatric psychology, cross-cultural psychology and clinical neuropsychology. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Biola, previously at the University of Southern California. Abouezzeddine graduated from the American University of Beirut in...

Research Interests

  • Trauma Resilience
  • Cultural and Diversity Issues
  • Neuropsychology: Administration integrity and Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Refugees

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Tamara Anderson

  • Associate Provost of Academic Effectiveness and Administration
  • Dean of Administration
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Acting Dean of Cook School of Intercultural Studies

  • Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Pepperdine University
  • B.S., Biola University

Dr. Anderson has a broad interest in the field of clinical psychology. She teaches psychopathology and ethics and law and is especially interested in the training of professional psychologists. Dr. Anderson's research interests focus on gender issues, attachment, ethics and law and conflict resolution, in addition to previous work in the area of eating disorders. She also has extensive...

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Cayla Bland

  • Director, Applied Psychology

    Dr. Cayla Bland comes to Biola from MidAmerica Nazarene University in the Kansas City area, where she was an associate professor of counseling. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Regent University. Bland has 20 years of teaching experience in Christian higher education with undergraduate,...

    Courses

    Undergraduate Courses Taught

    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Counseling Techniques
    • Capstone Course

    Graduate Courses Taught

    • Structure & Process of Therapy
    • Helping Skills
    • Systemic Foundation & Family Issues
    • Family Counseling
    • Marriage, Couple, & Family Consultation (on-line)
    • Family Education Experience
    • Marriage, Couple, & Family Practicum & Internship
    • Clinical Mental Health Internship
    • Career Counseling (on-line)
    • Post Modern Advanced Theories
    • Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Advanced Statistic, Teaching Assistant

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    Earl Bland

    • Professor of Psychology

    • Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology
    • M.A., Wheaton College
    • B.A., Evangel University

    Dr. Earl Bland, professor of psychology, comes to Biola from MidAmerica Nazarene University in the Kansas City area, where he was a professor of psychology and dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling. After completing his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Bland worked in forensic, medical and church settings before obtaining...

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    Jason Brunt

    • Assistant Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of Texas
    • M.A., University of Texas
    • B.A., University of Maine

    Dr. Brunt's research includes various topics across developmental psychology, including language, identity, and culture. A recent project includes measuring gaze patterns as people observe photojournalistic images. The project includes data collection in Indonesia, Haiti, Texas, and Southern California, as an investigation into whether culture and geographic history are related to how people...

    Research Interests

    • Language Development
    • Identity and Culture
    • Eye Tracking

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    Andrea Canada

    • Associate Professor of Psychology
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology

    • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • B.S., Wheaton College

    Dr. Canada's research interests are in the area of health psychology. She teaches multivariate statistics, cognitive behavior therapy, religion and health, and psychology in medical settings in the graduate program. Dr. Canada is also Co-Chair, Protection of Human Rights in Research Committee; Prepracticum Coordinator; and Associate Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology.

    Courses

    • Advanced Research Design
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    • Psychology in the Medical Setting
    • PrePracticum, PrePracticum I & II
    • History & Systems of Psychology
    • Religion & Health
    • Human Sexuality
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Psychology & Christian Thought

    Research Interests

    • Health Psychology
    • Religious Coping

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    David Cimbora

    • Professor of Psychology
    • Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs

    John Coe

    • Director, Institute for Spiritual Formation
    • Professor of Spiritual Theology

    • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
    • M.A., University of California, Irvine
    • M.A., Western Kentucky University
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., Biola University

    Coe is a specialist in the philosophical and theological foundation of the integration of faith and learning. His research focuses on understanding the nature of spiritual and psychological health, the history of spirituality, the work of the Holy Spirit in personal change and the interface between psychology, spirituality and philosophy. A particular interest is in exploring approaches to...

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    Nancy Crawford

    • Associate Professor of Psychology
    • Director of Clinical Training

    • Psy.D. Wheaton College
    • M.A. Wheaton College
    • B.A. Ed. University of Michigan

    Nancy Crawford is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She has a vast amount of clinical experience with time spent at the Tumaini Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya, Alongside Incorporated in Michigan and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Illinois. She taught in Kenya at Scott Christian University, Rift...

    Courses

    • Measurement & Assessment I: Cognitive
    • Principles & Practices of Clinical Supervision
    • Professional Development Seminar
    • Practicum Consultation: Second Year

    Research Interests

    • Cognitive Assessments
    • Resilience
    • Mental Health and Missions

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    Joseph De Luna

    • Assistant Professor of Psychology
    • Director of Doctoral Programs

    • Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (2010)
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (2007)
    • B.A., California State University Long Beach (2004)

    Joseph De Luna is a clinical psychologist and registered play therapist, specializing in children and families. He graduated from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in 2010. Since then, he has worked at The Guidance Center in Long Beach, which is a nonprofit community mental health center serving underprivileged children and families. At this agency, he provided direct...

    Research Interests

    • Children
    • Families
    • Play Therapy
    • Trauma
    • Abuse
    • Parenting
    • Clinical Training

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    Laura Dryjanska

    • Associate Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., Sapienza University of Rome
    • M.A., University of Warsaw
    • B.A., Global University
    • B.A., Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja

    Laura Dryjanska obtained a European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication in the field of social psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) in 2012. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Sapienza University of Rome and is currently an associate professor for Rosemead School of Psychology. Her research interests include social representations...

    Research Interests

    • Migration
    • Human trafficking
    • Intergenerational solidarity
    • Aging
    • Place-identity
    • Organizational psychology

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    Keith Edwards

    • Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of Southern California
    • Ph.D., New Mexico State University
    • M.A., New Mexico State University
    • B.Ed., University of Wisconsin

    Keith J. Edwards is a Professor of Psychology in the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Social Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed clinical psychologist. His primary clinical interests are marital and individual therapy using emotionally...

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    Stacy Eltiti

    • Associate Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of Essex, United Kingdom
    • M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
    • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

    Stacy Eltiti completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Following doctoral studies, she worked on several research grants. The most noteworthy of which, investigated possible health effects from exposure to electromagnetic fields produced by cell phone base stations. Here at Biola, Eltiti teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the...

    Research Interests

    • Anxiety
    • Attention
    • Gratitude
    • Missionaries
    • MKs and TCKs
    • Technology and Health
    • Trauma
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Post-traumatic Growth

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    Chris Grace

    • Director, Center for Marriage and Relationships
    • Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., Colorado State University
    • M.S., Colorado State University
    • B.A., University of Northern Colorado

    Chris Grace serves full time as the director of Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships and is also a professor of psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology. Grace graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in psychology in 1983. He earned his Master of Science and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Experimental Social Psychology (1986) from Colorado...

    Research Interests

    • Relationships
    • Marriage
    • Premarital Counseling
    • Marriage Mentoring

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    Liz Hall

    • Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • B.A., Biola University

    Elizabeth Hall's research interests include women and work, mothering, sexism, embodiment and meaning-making in suffering. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. In all of these areas, she strives to bring together psychological research and theological insights. She teaches integration courses in the undergraduate program, and co-leads a graduate research team...

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    Todd Hall

    • Professor of Psychology

    • Doctoral specialization, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
    • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
    • B.A., Biola University

    Todd W. Hall, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. He is the founder and former director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality at Rosemead. He also serves as a Faculty Affiliate in the Harvard Human Flourishing Program within the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.

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    Courses

    • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (TLDP)
    • Positive Psychology
    • Program Evaluation and Consultation
    • Research Apprenticeship I and II
    • Theological and Psychological Anthropology I and II

    Research Interests

    • Relational spirituality
    • Spiritual development
    • Measurement of spirituality
    • Attachment theory
    • Relational psychoanalysis
    • Interpersonal neurobiology
    • Integration of psychology and theology
    • Positive psychology
    • Organizational culture
    • Leadership development

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    Peter Hill

    • Director, Office of Academic Research and Grants
    • Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of Houston; Social Psychology
    • M.A., University of Houston

    Peter C. Hill, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, in La Mirada, CA. Before coming to Rosemead in 2002, he served for 17 years as Professor of Psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was honored with a faculty appointment at the University of Cambridge as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Religious and...

    Research Interests

    • Religious/Spiritual Measurement
    • Religious Fundamentalism
    • Development of Positive Virtues
    • The Affective Basis of Religion

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    Christina Kim

    • Associate Professor of Psychology
    • Undergraduate Psychology Internship Coordinator

    • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
    • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

    Christina Lee Kim is an associate professor of psychology at Biola University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She regularly teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs and supervises doctoral research. Her research interests include cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, mental health issues and the church, Asian-American psychology, and the use of qualitative...

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    Kevin Lewis

    • Associate Professor of Theology and Law

    • J.D., Whittier Law School
    • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
    • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

    Lewis specializes in the topics of systematic and polemical theology, theology and law integration, jurisprudence and Christian apologetics. He is the Founder and Director of the Evangelical Legal Society, an organization dedicated to the task of restoring the theological foundations of law and justice in society and providing Christians with the resources necessary to do law, justice and...

    Research Interests

    • Jurisprudence
    • Christian Apologetics
    • Polemical Theology
    • Systematic Theology
    • Law
    • Public Policy
    • Occult Practices
    • Legal Evidence
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Church & State Issues (Theology & Law)
    • Religious Cults
    • Systematic Theology

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    Jason McMartin

    • Associate Professor of Theology

    • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., Biola University

    Jason McMartin specializes in the areas of systematic theology, religious epistemology, philosophical theology and theological integration. Recent investigations have included the epistemic effects of sin, eudaimonistic ethics, and the doctrines of sin and humanity. He teaches systematic theology and theological integration for Rosemead School of Psychology and for Talbot School of Theology and...

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    Pat Pike

    • Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness and Administration
    • Professor of Psychology

    • Doctoral Specialty Certificate, California School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles
    • Ph.D., University of Hawaii
    • M.A., University of Hawaii
    • B.A., University of Hawaii
    • Licensed Psychologist, California

    Patricia Pike is currently vice provost for academic administration and professor of psychology at Biola University. She is a licensed psychologist in California and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development and was a lead delegate for over 10 years of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Pike received...

    Research Interests

    • Developmental topics
    • Cross-cultural issues

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    Steve Porter

    • Professor of Spiritual Formation and Theology

    • Ph.D., University of Southern California
    • M.Phil., University of Oxford
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • B.A., Biola University

    Steven Porter teaches theology and philosophy for Talbot's Institute for Spiritual Formation and at Rosemead School of Psychology. His areas of interest include theological methodology, the doctrine of sanctification, philosophical theology and the integration of psychology and theology. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi,...

    Research Interests

    • Philosophical Theology
    • Integration of Psychology and Theology
    • Christian accounts of character changes
    • Christian Spirituality

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    John Poston

    • Associate Professor of Psychology

    • PhD, Purdue University
    • MS, Western Carolina University
    • BA, Bryan College

    John Poston teaches courses related to personality theory, psychodynamic theory, psychological assessment and the empirical foundations of psychotherapy. He completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Albany Medical College/Albany Medical Center, which emphasized psychodynamic psychotherapy and...

    Courses

    • Measurement and Assessment III: Rorschach
    • History of Psychoanalytic Thought
    • Evidence Based Practice: Beyond Treatment Manuals
    • Theories of Personality

    Research Interests

    • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    • Psychological Assessment
    • Integration of Psychology & Theology

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    Melanie Taylor

    • Director, Biola Counseling Center

    • Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., Ball State University
    • B.A., Asbury College

    Melanie Taylor's interests include long term psychodynamic therapy with adults and the supervision and training of graduate students. Focus of training is on clinical skills and professionalism. Additional interests include mental health issues of today’s college students, administration of a clinic that serves both the college and community, and how to create a positive work environment in a...

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    David Wang

    • Associate Professor of Psychology
    • Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology

    • Ph.D., University of Houston
    • Th.M., Regent College
    • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

    Dr. Wang is a licensed psychologist, pastor, and associate professor of psychology and pastoral counseling. He is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and serves on the editorial board for Spirituality in Clinical Practice (an APA journal). He is principle investigator of the Seminary Formation Assessment Project, a research program funded by the John Templeton Foundation...

    Courses

    • Trauma Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology
    • Structural Equation Modeling
    • Measurement & Assessment II: Personality
    • Psychology & Christian Thought

    Research Interests

    • Trauma, Traumatic Stress
    • Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Theology, Integration of Psychology and Theology
    • Mindfulness, Self-Compassion
    • Character/Virtue Development
    • Multicultural Psychology, Various Topics Pertaining To Social Justice
    • Spiritual Struggle, Dark Night of the Soul

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    John Williams

    • Chair, Undergraduate Psychology
    • Associate Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
    • M.A., California State University, Fresno
    • B.S., University of California, Davis

    Dr. Williams received his PhD in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He regularly teaches undergraduate classes in Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Physiological Psychology, as well as a graduate course in the Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior. Dr. Williams is currently involved with research with both graduate and undergraduate students. His...

    Research Interests

    • Measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) of Cognitive Processes
    • Implicit Measures of Gratitude
    • Implicit Measures of Forgiveness
    • Implicit Measures of Emotion

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    Michele Willingham

    • Director, Internship Training

    James Woody

    • Associate Director

    • Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
    • B.S., University of Houston

    In addition to his work at the Biola Counseling Center, Dr. Woody serves as special appointment faculty at Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Woody is particularly interested in the clinical training of graduate psychology students, with an emphasis upon developing the student's understanding of the developmental and attachment processes that contribute to the compromised interpersonal...

    Research Interests

    • Psychodynamic/psychoanalytic treatment outcomes

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