Associate Professor of Psychology
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 from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon with a degree in psychology. She earned her master's degree at Boston University and later her doctorate in psychology specializing in clinical science at the University of Southern California, where she specialized in child psychology and neuropsychology. During her doctoral studies, Abouezzeddine studied the effects of social support from friends and family on adolescents consistently bullied in their school environment.
In addition to her work in the area of school trauma, Abouezzeddine received extensive training in the area of clinical neuropsychology working with populations across the lifespan, from pediatrics to geriatrics. On her clinical internship Abouezzeddine worked with veterans and geriatric populations at the West Los Angeles Veteran Affairs, providing neuropsychological evaluations to Veterans struggling with neurodegenerative disorders (ie. Dementias), traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse disorders. After earning her doctorate, Abouezzeddine went on to complete a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she specialized in pediatric neuropsychology assessing children with traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders and learning and developmental disabilities. In addition to clinical and academic work, Abouezzeddine is heavily involved in ministry both within her community and internationally. She has been in a position of leadership in her local Bible Study Fellowship class (2006-2017), lead children's Sunday school classes, and participated in her local church’s hospitality services. In addition she has worked extensively with Syrian and Iraqi refugee populations in Lebanon and Greece, providing psycho-education and clinical consultation to the refugees, as well as cross-cultural training for the short term mission teams she has been a part of.
Abouezzeddine currently runs a Neuropsychology research lab at Rosemead School of Psychology where she and her students work on topics integrating neuropsychology, biological markers, and emotional and spiritual factors.