Full Time Faculty

The tenured and tenure-track faculty members of the Department of Psychology are listed below. You can also visit the web page for faculty research for more information on the research interests of each faculty member.

Note: KH = Martin Luther King Hall. When calling from off-campus, the area code and prefix for all telephone extensions is (323) 34x-xxxx.

Senqi Hu, Ph.D. [Department Chair]

Hu pictureProfessor, joined faculty in 2011
Ph.D., 1990, Pennsylvania State University
Office:   KH C-3104      
Phone: 3-2252
shu6@calstatela.edu  | Web: Senqi Hu webpage

Jessica Dennis, Ph.D. [Director, MA program]

Dennis picProfessor, joined faculty in 2005
Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Riverside
Research Lab: 
The Center for Multicultural Research
Office:  KH C-3062

Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D.

Durvasula picProfessor
Ph.D., 1997, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Lab:   Health Psychology Lab
Office:   KH D-3085

Mitchell Eisen, Ph.D. [Director, Forensic MS program]

Eisen picProfessor
Ph.D., 1993, University of Miami
Research Lab: Forensic Psychology Lab
Office:   KH C-3060

Joel Ellwanger, Ph.D.

Ellwanger picProfessor, joined faculty in 2002
Ph.D., 1997, Northwestern University
Research Lab:   Human Psychophysiology Laboratory
KH C-3089

Gaithri Fernando, Ph.D.

Fernando picProfessor
Ph.D., 1996, Fuller Theological Seminary
Research Lab: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Lab
Office:   KH C-3089

 Steven Frenda, Ph.D.

Fernando picAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2016
Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Irvine
Office:   KH D-3076C

Robert Kennison, Ph.D.   

Kennison picAssociate Professor, joined faculty in 2006
Ph.D., 2000, Claremont Graduate University
Research Lab:  Silver Eagle Memory and Aging Lab
Office:   KH C-3105

Eric L. Kohatsu, Ph.D.

Kohatsu picProfessor
Ph.D., 1992, University of Maryland, College Park
Research Lab:   Cross-Cultural Research Center
Office:   KH A-3038

Brigitte Matthies, Ph.D.

Matthies picProfessor, joined faculty in 2003
Ph.D., 1993, McGill University
Office:   KH D-3073

Pamela Regan, Ph.D.

Regan picProfessor, joined faculty in 1996
Ph.D., 1994, University of Minnesota
Research Lab: Social Relations Lab
Office:   KH D-3071

Heidi Riggio, Ph.D.

Riggio picProfessor, joined faculty in 2005
Ph.D., 2001, Claremont Graduate University
Office:   KH D-3083
Phone: 3-5617

Gloria Romero, Ph.D.

Romero picProfessor Emeritus
Ph.D., 1983, University of California, Riverside
Office:   KH C-4060
Phone: 3-2269


Henry D. Schlinger, Jr., Ph.D.

Schlinger picProfessor
Ph.D., 1985, Western Michigan University
Research Lab:  Behavior Analysis Lab
Office:   KH A-3043

Munyi Shea, Ph.D.

Shea picAssociate Professor, joined faculty in 2009
Ph.D., 2008, Columbia University
Office:   KH C-3062 

Phone: 3-2256

Ji Son, Ph.D.

Son picAssociate Professor
Ph.D., 2007, Indiana University
Research Lab:   Learning Lab
Office:   KH C-3061

Doug Stenstrom, Ph.D.

Stenstrom picAssociate Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Southern California
Office:   KH D-4055

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.

Subrahmanyam picProfessor, joined faculty in 2006
Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Lab:  Media and Language Lab
Office:   KH C-3061
Phone: 3-2279

Retired Faculty

Theodore Bell, Ph.D.  

Bell pictureProfessor Emeritus
PhD., 1986, University of California, Los Angeles
Office:   KH C-3104
Phone: 3-2250
E-mail: tbell2@calstatela.edu