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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Donna Block

Assistant Professor

Donna Block, Ed. D., is an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department. She has been in higher education since 2007 in teacher education and special education where she has taught over 20 different courses. Dr. Block enjoys mentoring teacher candidates and has been recognized for her Mentorship at Alliant International University with an IMPACT award. Donna was a public school teacher for 24 years […]

Daniel Blumberg

Associate Professor

Dr. Blumberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Undergraduate Psychology. A licensed clinical psychologist, he has spent the past 30 years providing all facets of clinical and consulting psychological services to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He specializes in employment-related psychological evaluations, psycho-educational training, and management consultation. In addition to his expertise in workplace stress prevention and trauma recovery, Dr. […]

Steven Bucky

Director of Professional Training

Steven Bucky, PhD, is a Founder, Distinguished Professor, and Director of Professional Training at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University-San Diego. He is also the Chair of the Ethics Committee, has served as Chair of the AIU Faculty Senate, Executive Director of the Addictions Institute, and the Interim Systemwide Dean as well. Dr. Bucky was on California Psychological Association's ("CPA") Board […]

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