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.


Gaithri Fernando, Ph.D. [Department Chair]
Fernando picProfessor
Ph.D., 1996, Fuller Theological Seminary
Research Lab: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Lab
Phone: 3-2260
 

Daisy E. Camacho-Thompson, Ph.D.
Daisy E. Camacho-Thompson pictureAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2019
Ph.D., 2016, University of California, Los Angeles 
Phone: 3-5060
 
 

Mitchell Eisen, Ph.D. [Director, Forensic MS program]
Eisen picProfessor
Ph.D., 1993, University of Miami
Research Lab: Forensic Psychology Lab
Phone: 3-5006
 
 

Joel Ellwanger, Ph.D.
Ellwanger picProfessor, joined faculty in 2002
Ph.D., 1997, Northwestern University
Research Lab:   Human Psychophysiology Laboratory

Phone: 3-2266
 
 

Steven Frenda, Ph.D.
Fernando picAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2016
Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Irvine
Phone: 3-2277
 
 
 

Senqi Hu, Ph.D. 
Hu pictureProfessor, joined faculty in 2011
Ph.D., 1990, Pennsylvania State University

Phone: 3-2252
 
 

Matthew Jackson, Ph.D.   
Jackson PicAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2017
Ph.D., 2013, University of California, Los Angeles
Phone: 3-2259
 
 

Robert Kennison, Ph.D.   
Kennison pic Professor, joined faculty in 2006
Ph.D., 2000, Claremont Graduate University
Research Lab:  Silver Eagle Memory and Aging Lab
Phone: 3-2265

E-mail:  [email protected]  Web: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/rkennis/

 


Eric L. Kohatsu, Ph.D.
Kohatsu picProfessor
Ph.D., 1992, University of Maryland, College Park
Research Lab:   Cross-Cultural Research Center

Phone: 3-2270
 
 

Brigitte Matthies, Ph.D.
Matthies picProfessor Emerita
Ph.D., 1993, McGill University
Phone: 3-5109
 
 
 

Pamela Regan, Ph.D.
Regan picProfessor, joined faculty in 1996
Ph.D., 1994, University of Minnesota
Research Lab: Social Relations Lab

Phone: 3-2289
 
 

Heidi Riggio, Ph.D.
Riggio picProfessor, joined faculty in 2005
Ph.D., 2001, Claremont Graduate University

Phone: 3-5617
 
 
 

Henry D. Schlinger, Jr., Ph.D.
Schlinger picProfessor
Ph.D., 1985, Western Michigan University
Research Lab:  Behavior Analysis Lab

Phone: 3-2250
 
 

Ji Son, Ph.D.
Son picProfessor
Ph.D., 2007, Indiana University
Research Lab:   Learning Lab
Phone: 3-2261
 
 

Doug Stenstrom, Ph.D.
Stenstrom picProfessor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Southern California

Phone: 3-2258
 
 
 

Karen Wu, Ph.D. [Director, MA program]

Subrahmanyam pic

Assistant Professor, joined faculty in 2017
Ph.D., 2016, University of California, Irvine
Research Lab: Culture and Relationships Lab
Phone: 3-2283