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California School of Forensic Studies

Forensic Psychology

Fresno Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University Fresno
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno CA 93727


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Test Construction

Teaching Methods


Research Methods

Juvenile Delinquency

Substance Abuse

Program Evaluation

Research II: Data Analysis and Advanced Statistics

Reasearch I: Design and Statistics

Professional Ethics

Master's Thesis

Juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for adolescent offenders, spirituality and resiliency as related to treatment responsiveness, canine/pet therapy, research methods, effectiveness of the juvenile justice systems and mentally ill offenders

Daniel, J., Tillery, A., & Whitehead, D. (2009). Fresno's juvenile behavioral health court: A better way to serve youth. Clearinghouse Review, 43(1-2), 43-48.

Tillery, A.L., (2007). Religious endorsement and dissociation: Preliminary examination of a substance abusing population. 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

White, D., Perez, V.C., DeMolli, M., Tillery, A.T., & Dobrozdravic, L. (2007). History of the juvenile justice system in the United States of America. 1st Annual Forensic Research Conference, Fresno.

Price-Sharps, J.L., Tillery, A.L., Dobrozdravic, L., Perez, V.C., & DeMolli, M. (2007). Characteristics of adjudicated adolescents in a boot camp: A preliminary analysis of delinquency. 1st Annual Forensic Research Conference, Fresno.

Tillery, A.L., Hart, J.L., & Shaffer, T.W. (2006). Dissociation and substance abuse: Examining the impact of drug preference. 86th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs.

Sharps, M.J., Tillery, A.L., & VanValkenburg, S. (2004). Gestalt/Feature-Intensive processing: A cognitive approach to substance abuse. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Assocaition, Honolulu.

Sharps, M.J., Tillery, A.L., & VanValkenburg, S. (2004). Substance abuse and cognition: A contextual reasoning approach. Central California Research Symposium, Fresno.

Academic History and Background

PhD, California School of Forensic Studies, 2007

Psychological Assistant, PSB 33746

Student Government Association of Alliant International University, Fresno. Forensic Ph.D. Student Representative

Student Affiliate of the Western Psychological Association

Fresno Area Psychological Association

American Humanics

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, California Psychological Association

Professional Practice and Community Service

Secretary of the Board, Sierra Education and Research Institute (SERI)

Volunteer Grant Writer, Pawsitive Connections

Bio and Links

Currently the juvenile service coordinator for the Fresno Superior Court & Juvenile Behavioral Health Court.