Faculty | Psychology, B.A.

Clark D. Campbell

  • Dean, Rosemead School of Psychology

  • PhD (Clinical Psychology) Western Seminary
  • MA (Clinical Psychology) Western Seminary
  • BA (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 of 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 and had worked at the University of Southern California before joining us here at Biola. Abouezzeddine graduated from the...

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Research Interests

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

Tamara Anderson

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Students

  • 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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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

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

Dr. Canada's research interests include religious coping with cancer and sexual and reproductive issues after cancer. She teaches multivariate statistics, cognitive behavior therapy, and religion and health in the graduate program and psychology and Christian thought in the undergraduate program.

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Research Interests

  • Religious coping with cancer
  • Sexual and reproductive issues after cancer

David M. Cimbora

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Director of Clinical Training

  • Ph.D., University of Denver, Clinical Psychology
  • M.A., University of Denver, Clinical Psychology
  • B.S., University of Washington, Psychology

As Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Cimbora assists in both practica and internship placements, and he oversees all aspects of clinical training. He currently teaches Introduction to Psychopathology and a Professional Development Seminar. His current clinical interests include couples therapy and  treatment with adolescents. His current research interests involve co-leading a team with...

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Research Interests

  • Research interests include empathy, guilt, and forgiveness, particularly with delinquent youth populations

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

Dr. 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

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

Nancy Crawford is currently an Assistant Professor 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 Valley Academy and Daystar...

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Resilience
  • Mental Health and Missions

Nancy S. Duvall

  • Professor Emeritus of Psychology

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A.T., Duke University
  • A.B., Agnes Scott College

 

Dr. Duvall's major areas of interest center on adult therapy in the psychodynamic modality, group dynamics and issues of integration. She also focuses on clinical supervision and is involved in supervision at Biola Counseling Center. She is interested in the relationship of psychotherapy and spirituality, specifically issues of the soul and self and mindfulness.

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Research Interests

  • Integration issues (such as meaning of self/soul)
  • Member Care issues
  • Mindfulness

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

Dr. 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...

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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

Dr. 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, Dr. Eltiti teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses...

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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

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

  • 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. Dr. 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
  • Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology

  • 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

Dr. 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. Dr. 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...

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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

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Undergraduate Chair

  • 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...

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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 Psychology and Theology

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

Dr. 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

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Biola University
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Biola University
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, National University
  • B.S. in Human Development, Hope International University

Dr. Millán teaches graduate courses in marriage & family therapy, child/adolescent therapy, family psychopathology, multicultural issues in therapy, and an undergraduate course in the psychology of family. Dr. Millán's research interests focus on family and child/adolescent issues. She is also interested in understanding how cultural and racial factors influence identity development and mental...

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Patricia L. Pike

  • Vice 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....

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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

Dr. 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, Faith...

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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

  • Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • B.A., Northern Illinois University

Dr. Steinmeier's areas of interest and expertise include prepracticum training, the integration of Christianity and psychology, and spiritual formation and growth. She is actively involved in the clinical training aspects of Rosemead. Her clinical specialty is object relations psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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Research Interests

  • Missionary member care

Gary H. Strauss

  • Professor Emeritus of Psychology

  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
  • M.Ed., University of Northern Iowa
  • B.Ed., California State University, Fresno
  • Certificate, UCLA - The Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

Gary Strauss is an emeritus professor at the Rosemead School of Psychology, continuing to teach in an adjunct role from his retirement home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (In that regard, he has the distinction of being Biola's first employee residing in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"). After teaching for four years in the Counselor Education Department of the College of Education of the...

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Research Interests

  • Identity, self-concept, self-esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Research related to homosexuality and change

David C. Wang

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

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

Dr. Wang teaches integration in the undergraduate program as well as graduate coursework in trauma therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, multicultural issues in clinical psychology, structural equation modeling, and objective personality assessment. His areas of research interest include trauma and traumatic stress, spiritual formation and character/virtue development,...

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Research Interests

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

John K. Williams

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

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

Dr. Williams' appointment calendar is available.

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