School Psychology Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Elina Saeki Profile Picture

Elina Saeki, Ph.D., NCSP
Associate Professor
Office: King Hall A2041
Phone: (323) 343-4400
Email: [email protected]

  • Research Interests: Teacher well-being, high-stakes testing, school climate, school consultation to support at-risk youth, systems-level change, training in school psychology
  • Courses Taught: School-Based Consultation; Assessment of Social and Behavioral Disorders; Ethics, Law and Professional Issues in Counseling; Practicum and Internship Supervision


Dr. Kezia Gopaul-Knights profile picture

Kezia Gopaul-Knights, Ph.D., NCSP
Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator
Office: King Hall A2042   
Email: [email protected]

  • Research Interests: Discipline and parenting practices among minority populations; kindergarten readiness; predictors of academic success in children and adolescents
  • Courses Taught: Individual Counseling Strategies; Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in School Psychology; School-Wide Applied Behavior Analysis; Supervised Field Experience in School Psychology; Research in Counseling

Part Time Lecturers

  • Vira Caro-Michel, M.S., NCSP, BCBA
  • Nicole Garcia, Ph.D., NCSP
  • Dolores Mata, M.S.
  • Yiwen Zhu, Ph.D., NCSP
  • Jose Fonseca, M.S.


Master of Science Degree in Counseling Option in School Psychology