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 4. She also previously sat on the San Diego County Mental Health Advisory Board. While she has been teaching graduate level courses in private universities since 2008, she has been part teaching Alliant since 2015 and is presently serving as the an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the California School of Education – Fresno.
Dr. Akridge was a double major at UCLA, receiving her Baccalaureate degree in Psychology and African-American Studies before moving back to San Diego and receiving her Masters of Science and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology. She has also secured a doctorate of psychology in the educational psychology. Dr. Akridge also possesses a Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree from National University. Her vocational experience has contributed to a vast knowledge in human development, psychological processing, cognition, consultation, group and individual counseling, psychological/educational assessment, special education law, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disturbances, Autism, low incident disorders, alcohol/substance abuse, dual diagnosis and many other factors that may impair academic progression and social/emotional functioning.
Dr. Akridge has been performing individual educational evaluations, providing counseling services privately, and serving as an expert witness in due process hearings since 2009. Her pleasant demeanor, expertise and unique insight has made Dr. Akridge one of Southern California's most sought after educational psychologists.
Dr. Akridge, mother of three, has a passion for community and is eager to recycle her education, promote community partnering and increase the likelihood of the survival of those individuals that have been compromised (emotionally or otherwise). Her dedication to family, education and the promotion of emotional well-being makes her a great resource and advocate for building community health and education.