Organizational Psychology Program Faculty

The OP programs’ primary goal is to develop highly resourceful, values-based practitioners who acquire the depth and breadth of competencies required to apply theory, state-of-the-art research, and practice to real world challenges faced by today’s global organizations. Faculty are committed to fulfilling this goal through curriculum design, scholarship, role modeling, expertise, professional socialization, and by providing students with opportunities for personal and professional growth. The faculty, as academics and practitioners, bring practical experience to their teaching, welcoming and appreciating the experience and multiple perspectives of all students.

Nurcan Ensari
Professor, Los Angeles, Organizational Psychology Program; Systemwide Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs
Director, I/O Psychology Certificate Program – Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
PhD, Social Psychology, 1999, University of Southern California
Research interests: Intergroup relations and prejudice, personalization and intergroup contact, leadership, multiculturalism and diversity management, and cross-cultural psychology

Nicholas Aramovich
Assistant Professor, San Diego
PhD, 2010; University of Illinois at Chicago
Research interests: Group dynamics, teamwork, group decision-making and problem-solving, leadership and influence in teams, diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in organizations, employees’ perceptions of justice and fairness.

Michelle Bradford
Program Coordinator, Fresno
Organizational Behavior MA/Organizational Development PsyD

Nanette Cowardin-Lee
Program Coordinator, San Francisco, Organizational Psychology MA/PhD

Sherry Camden-Anders
Associate Professor, Fresno
PhD 2000; Benedictine University
Research interests: Mergers and acquisitions (merging of cultures), organizational change-large systems change, strategy development, executive and leadership development, implementation of training and design, information technology implementations

Mary J. Fambrough
Associate Professor, San Francisco
PhD, 2000; Case Western Reserve University
Research interests: Qualitative research methods and alternative forms of representation; a critical look at social systems, organizations, groups, social movements and their impact on marginalized populations in view of power and control; feminist approaches to research and practice; and issues of gender, sexuality, multiculturalism, and identity expression, particularly in work environments

Bernardo M. Ferdman
Distinguished Professor, San Diego
PhD, 1987; Yale University
Research interests: Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in organizations; inclusive and multicultural leadership; Latinos/Latinas in the United States; Latino/a leadership; ethnic and cultural identity; group and intergroup behavior; organization development; organizational behavior; psychology in the Americas

Dary Fiorentino
Assistant Professor and Interim Program Director, Los Angeles, Organizational Psychology Program
PhD, 2008; Claremont Graduate University
Research interests: organizational change, motivation, and traffic safety

Kasia Fuiks
Program Coordinator, San Diego
Organizational Psychology MA/PhD

Dale Glaser
Principal Lecturer, San Diego
PhD, 1993; California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego
Research interests: Multivariate statistics, statistical modeling, psychometric testing, and survey research

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler
Professor, San Francisco
PhD, Sociology, 1979, Columbia University
Research interests: Leadership and strategic change; mindfulness; somatic foundations of organizational learning; executive development; developing healthy organizations; ethics and sustainability; Tibetan Buddhism and transformational change; organizational consulting; action research and qualitative methods

Calvin Hoffman
Principal Lecturer, Los Angeles
PhD, 1984; University of Nebraska
Research interests: Job analysis and job design, selection system design and validation, human resource systems, management and employee development, and performance evaluation and feedback

John Kantor
Associate Professor, San Diego, PhD in Leadership Program
PhD, 1988; California School of Professional Psychology
Research interests: Leadership, organizational diagnosis, survey development, consumer research

Toni A. Knott
Associate Professor and Field Placement Director, Fresno
PhD, 1999; The Fielding Graduate Institute
Research interests: Collaboration, team development, appraisal systems (feedback, appreciative inquiry), international organization development, personal/organizational transitions and organizational change

Patricia Denise Lopez
Professor, Los Angeles
PhD, 1996; Columbia University
Research interests: Managerial and team effectiveness, motivation and employee engagement, organizational change, gender and cross-cultural management, organizational issues related to globalization

Rodney Lowman
Distinguished Professor & Program Director, San Diego
PhD, 1979; Michigan State University
Research interests: Organizational consulting psychology; career assessment and counseling; coaching; ethical issues in the practice of consulting and I-O psychology; internationalizing multiculturalism; occupational mental health; work dysfunctions; academic leadership roles

Jonathan Troper
Assistant Professor, Los Angeles
Director, Center for Innovation and Change (CIC)
PhD, 1997; University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Organizational change, organizational communication, management consulting, training new consultants and students as consultants, employee surveys, leadership assessment and development, training and development, performance assessments, group leadership and learning

Lynne Valek
Associate Professor, Fresno
PhD, 1999; The Fielding Graduate Institute
Research interests: Collaboration, organizational change, dialogue, conscious capitalism, sustainability, organizational culture

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