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.

Pamela Scott-Johnson, Ph.D. [Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences]

Hu pictureProfessor of Psychology
Ph.D., 1989, Princeton University
Office:   Rosser Hall 223       
Phone: 3-2000
[email protected]

Gaithri Fernando, Ph.D. [Department Chair]

Fernando picProfessor
Ph.D., 1996, Fuller Theological Seminary
Research Lab: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Lab
Office:   KH C-3089
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 
Office:   KH C-3

Jessica Dennis, Ph.D. 

Dennis picProfessor, joined faculty in 2005
Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Riverside
Research Lab: 
The Center for Multicultural Research
Office:  KH C-3062
Phone: 3-2276

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
Phone: 3-5006

Joel Ellwanger, Ph.D.

Ellwanger picProfessor, joined faculty in 2002
Ph.D., 1997, Northwestern University
Research Lab:   Human Psychophysiology Laboratory
KH C-3089
Phone: 3-2266

Steven Frenda, Ph.D.

Fernando picAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2016
Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Irvine
Office:   KH D-3076C
Phone: 3-2277

Senqi Hu, Ph.D. 

Hu pictureProfessor, joined faculty in 2011
Ph.D., 1990, Pennsylvania State University
Office:   KH C-3104      
Phone: 3-2252
[email protected]  | Web: Senqi Hu webpage

Matthew Jackson, Ph.D.   

Jackson PicAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2017
Ph.D., 2013, University of California, Los Angeles
Office:   KH A-3044
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
Office:   KH C-3105
Phone: 3-2265

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
Phone: 3-2270

Brigitte Matthies, Ph.D.

Matthies picProfessor Emerita
Ph.D., 1993, McGill University
Office:   KH D-3073
Phone: 3-5109

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
Phone: 3-2289

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 Emerita
Ph.D., 1983, University of California, Riverside
Office:   KH C-4060
Phone: 3-2269
[email protected] 


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

Schlinger picProfessor
Ph.D., 1985, Western Michigan University
Research Lab:  Behavior Analysis Lab
Office:   KH A-3043
Phone: 3-2250

Ji Son, Ph.D.

Son picProfessor
Ph.D., 2007, Indiana University
Research Lab:   Learning Lab
Office:   KH C-3061
Phone: 3-2261

Doug Stenstrom, Ph.D.

Stenstrom picProfessor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Southern California
Office:   KH D-4055
Phone: 3-2258

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

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

Subrahmanyam picAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2017
Ph.D., 2016, University of California, Irvine
Research Lab: Culture and Relationships Lab
Office:   KH C-3062