Faculty | B.A. in Psychology

Clark D. Campbell

  • Dean, Rosemead School of Psychology

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

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Tania Abouezzeddine

  • Assistant 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...

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Research Interests

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

Tamara Anderson

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Dean of Administration

  • 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,...

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    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

    R. 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 interests include various issues in cognitive development, including early language development and the development of symbol use in infancy. In 2008, he is constructing an infant studies laboratory at Biola to study early labeling and categorization in children under the age of 2 years. Of particular interest to him are relationships between an understanding of...

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    Andrea L. 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.

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    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

    David M. Cimbora

    • Professor of Psychology
    • Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs

    John H. Coe

    • Director, Institute for Spiritual Formation
    • Professor of Philosophy and 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...

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    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

    Nancy Duvall

    • Professor Emeritus of Psychology

    Laura Dryjanska

    • Assistant 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 assistant professor for Rosemead School of Psychology. Her research interests include social representations...

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    Research Interests

    • social representations applied to diverse fields: migration, human trafficking, intergenerational solidarity, ageing, place-identity and organizational psychology.

    Keith J. 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...

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    Research Interests

    • Emotion and Cognition: Examining the effect of emotional states and traits on cognitive processes.
    • Cognitive Bias Modification: Assessing the effectiveness of existing cognitive bias modification techniques as well as developing new methods of cognitive retraining and anxiety reduction.
    • Connection between behavioral and physiological responses: Connecting behavioral responses (e.g., reaction time) to physiological responses (e.g., ERP, skin conductance, and heart rate) in anxious individuals while performing various cognitive tasks.
    • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Exploring the role of various factors in moderating or mediating the relationship between the experience of trauma and the presence of symptoms.
    • Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome: Examining the development and maintenance of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome as well as comparing this syndrome to other medically unexplained syndromes.

    Christopher R. 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...

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    Todd W. Hall

    • Professor of Psychology
    • Director, Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality

    • 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 Hall’s writing and research focuses on relational approaches to spiritual development. He is considered a leading expert on spiritual development and the integration of psychology and theology/spirituality. Hall has published extensively on the topic, in journals such as the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Mental Health,...

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    Research Interests

    • Christian spirituality
    • Spiritual development
    • Measurement of spirituality
    • Attachment theory
    • Relational psychoanalysis
    • Interpersonal neurobiology
    • Integration of psychology and theology

    Peter Hill

    • Undergraduate Chair, Rosemead School of Psychology
    • 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...

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    Research Interests

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

    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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    Armida Bustamante Millán

    • Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Patricia L. Pike

    • Associate Provost for Academic 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...

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    Research Interests

    • Developmental topics
    • Cross-cultural issues

    Steven L. Porter

    • Professor of Philosophy and Theology / Scholar in Residence, Center for Christian Thought

    • 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,...

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    Research Interests

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

    Cherry Steinmeier

    • Associate Professor of Psychology

    Gary H. Strauss

    • Professor Emeritus of Psychology

    David C. Wang

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

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

    David Wang teaches coursework on trauma therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, integration, multicultural issues in clinical psychology and structural equation modeling. His areas of research interest include trauma and traumatic stress, spiritual formation and character/virtue development, mindfulness/self-compassion, spiritual theology (with special interest in the English Puritans) and...

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    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

    John K. 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...

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    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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