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Faculty | B.A. in Psychology

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 clinical neuropsychology across the lifespan, biological basis of behavior, trauma, pediatric psychology and cross-cultural psychology. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Biola, previously at the University of Southern California. Abouezzeddine graduated...

Research Interests

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

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Oscar Baldelomar

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Oscar Baldelomar is a cultural developmental psychologist and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in philosophy from the California State University, Los Angeles. His research focuses on the development of minority children and youth. He is interested in the relationship between cognition and identity formation, the...

Courses

  • Psychology and Christian Thought
  • Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
  • Cross-Cultural/Ethnic Issues in Psychology
  • Psychology and Christian Faith
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • Cultural Developmental Psychology
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Research Experience in Psychology 
  • Psychology as Vocation

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Jason Brunt

  • Associate 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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Doug Daugherty

  • Dean

  • Psy.D., Indiana State University
  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.A., Franklin College

Doug Daugherty is the Dean for the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience teaching and providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation in a variety of settings. Prior to joining Rosemead, Dr. Daugherty served as Executive Dean (VPAA) for the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)....

Research Interests

  • Ecological momentary assessment/intervention (EMA/EMI)
  • Student success/flourishing
  • Positive psychology
  • Substance abuse
  • Spiritual formation

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Carissa Dwiwardani

  • Professor of Psychology

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

Carissa Dwiwardani obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. She also completed her psychology undergraduate degree at Biola. Dwiwardani is passionate about training the next generation of mental health practitioners. Prior to coming to Biola as a faculty member, she taught for seven years at Regent University’s clinical psychology doctoral program, and for...

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Stacy Eltiti

  • Director of Research
  • 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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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...

Research Interests

  • Women and work
  • Mothering
  • Sexism
  • Embodiment
  • Meaning-making in suffering

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Christina Kim

  • Chair, Undergraduate 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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Andrew Shelton

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • M.S., University of North Texas
  • M.A., Wheaton College
  • B.A., Baylor University

Dr. Andrew Shelton received his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. Prior to joining Biola, he was on faculty at Azusa Pacific University for five years, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. His research focuses on the intersection of attachment theory, positive...

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John Williams

  • 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, and has taught a graduate course in the Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior. Dr. Williams is currently involved with research with both graduate and undergraduate students....

Research Interests

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

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