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"We have amazing faculty and staff here at Alliant and CSFS. A lot of them have other practices, that are in their actual field and then they come and bring their experiences to us in the classroom."

Sharday Summers - Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD Student

Sacramento Campus





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CSFS Faculty List

Kyle Boone, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor | Los Angeles Campus
Research interests: Malingering, neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychology 

Marion Chiurazzi, Psy.D.

Interim Program Director & Associate Professor | Sacramento Campus
Research interests: Mental health treatment, psychopathy, suicide in correctional settings 

Noor Damavandi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Irvine Campus
Research interests: Psychopathology, serious mental illnesses, incompetency and insanity evaluations, risk assessment, correctional psychology, cross cultural psychology, biological bases of behavior

Annette Lorene Ermshar, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor | Los Angeles
Research interests: Neuropsychology, juvenile law, psychological assessment, psychopathology and the criminal mind

Valerie Forward, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Fresno
Research interests: Psychological consultation, trauma & abuse, victimology, psychodynamic and interpersonal therapies

Debra F. Glaser, Ph.D., ABPP

Interim Program Director and Associate Professor | Los Angeles
Research interests: Police & public safety psychology, first responders, stalking, crisis negotiation and SWAT, workplace violence assessment, social psychology

Eric Hickey, Ph.D.

CSFS Dean & Professor | Fresno
Research interests: Stalking, adult rape and sexual assault, violent criminal behavior including robbery, burglary and homicide, paraphilia including pedophilia, child molestation, fetishes 

Laura Hopper, Ph.D.

Lecturer | San Diego

Tamar Kenworthy, Psy.D.

Interim Program Director & Assistant Professor | Fresno
Research interests: Sex crimes and paraphilias

Robert A. Leark, Ph.D.

Professor | San Diego
Research interests: Neuropsychology, test construction, malingering and ADHD

Glenn Scott Lipson, Ph.D., ABPP

Interim Program Director & Professor | San Diego
Research interests: Stalking, malpractice, critical incidents, risk assessment    

Lissa H. Parker, Ph.D.

Administrative Director for Master's Programs & Instructor
Professional Training Advisor/Liaison | Fresno and San Francisco
Research interests: Jury decision making, legal decision making, violent behavior, forensic psycholinguistics, threat assessment

Jana Price-Sharps, Ed.D.

Associate Professor | Fresno
Research interests: Police officer stress and PTSD

Amy Tillery, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Fresno
Research interests: Substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for adolescent offenders, effectiveness of the juvenile justice systems and mentally ill offenders, and spirituality as related to treatment responsiveness

James Turner, Ph.D.

Professor | San Diego
Research interests: Police psychology, investigative psychology, threat assessment

Katherine Turner, Ph.D.

Lecturer | San Diego

Lisa Ware, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Sacramento
Research interests: Child behavior disorders, malingering, social phobia and children with autism and developmental disabilities

Joseph Whalen, Ph.D. 

Lecturer | Sacramento 

Paige Wilcoxson

Assistant Professor | Sacramento