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Liana Abascal

Assistant Professor

Dr. Abascal is a clinical psychologist who specializes in health and well-being. She is an Assistant Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant in San Diego, CA in the PsyD program. She teaches statistics, research methods, and health psychology. Dr. Abascal completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, her PhD from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters […]

James Adams

Assistant Professor

Dr. Adams has a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), in Educational Psychology. Dr. Adams is an Associate Professor and the System-wide Program Director for the online Psy.D. Educational Psychology program. Dr. Adams has worked in community mental health settings, private practice and in public schools in California. Furthermore, Dr. Adams is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Licensed […]

Evangeline Akridge

Assistant Professor

Evangeline Vangie Akridge, PsyD. is the System Wide Program Director of the School Counseling and School Psychology programs and an Assistant Professor in the California School of Education at Alliant International University. Dr. Akridge has established herself in the field of psychology and education by practicing school psychology in a traditional school district for the past 15 years and charter school district for the last […]

Omar Alhassoon

Associate Professor

Dr. Omar Alhassoon is a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and an research scientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He completed his PhD under the mentorship of Igor Grant, M.D. and specialized in neuropsychology and neuroimaging of substance use disorders. His research has focused on the use of variety of imaging techniques such as Proton and Carbon-13 nuclear […]

Carolyn Allard

Associate Professor & Program Director

Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) of Alliant International University. Dr. Allard received her B.A. (Hons.) from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and has her Board […]

Duke Amaniampong

Adjunct Faculty

Alliant international University has a notable history of faculty to have passed through its doors, and we are excited to have the current generation of faculty join them in the ranks of history. Each and every Alliant faculty member is aware of this legacy and is prepared to make their mark on their respective field and impart their wisdom, experience, and knowledge into every student […]

Marvin Applebaum

Adjunct Faculty

Alliant international University has a notable history of faculty to have passed through its doors, and we are excited to have the current generation of faculty join them in the ranks of history. Each and every Alliant faculty member is aware of this legacy and is prepared to make their mark on their respective field and impart their wisdom, experience, and knowledge into every student […]

Nicholas Aramovich

Assistant Professor

Nicholas P. Aramovich is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at the San Diego campus of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Aramovich teaches doctoral and master's students and advises doctoral dissertations. His research and professional interests involve understanding how teamwork, leadership, and group decision making affect organizational effectiveness. He is also interested in issues related to managing organizational diversity. […]

Bridget Ausman

Adjunct Faculty

Alliant international University has a notable history of faculty to have passed through its doors, and we are excited to have the current generation of faculty join them in the ranks of history. Each and every Alliant faculty member is aware of this legacy and is prepared to make their mark on their respective field and impart their wisdom, experience, and knowledge into every student […]

Matthew Baity

Program Director

Matthew Baity, Ph.D. is a Professor and Program Director of the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PsyD Program on the Sacramento Campus. He received his doctorate in 2003 from the University of Arkansas and completed his internship and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. After obtaining licensure, Dr. Baity was a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital for four years before joining […]

John Bakaly

Professor

Debra Bekerian

Interim Program Director

Dr Bekerian received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating she worked for the Medical Research Council's Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK, where she was a senior research scientist on applied memory and trauma projects. She then worked for the University of East London, as a Reader in the School of Psychology. While in the UK she received training […]

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