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Emil Rodolfa

Distinguished Professor

Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Sacramento. He has taught Ethics, Intro to Psychotherapy, Supervision, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the four Dissertation Course sequence, Psychopathology and practicum group supervision. He facilitates a Research Lab exploring psychology education and training issues. Topics that have been investigated include 1) factors influencing publication of a student's […]

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 […]

Frederick Heide


Dr. Heide has been on the core faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology since 1983, and has won awards for both Master Teacher and Teacher of the Year. Dr. Heide received the Outstanding Research Contribution Award from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) for his oft-cited work on relaxation-induced anxiety and has published in the Journal of Consulting andClinical Psychology, Psychophysiology, […]

Gerald Michaels

Associate Professor

Gerald Michaels, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) of Alliant International University, San Francisco Campus, where he has taught since 1988. He earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and developmental psychology from the University of Michigan. His scholarly interests and publications […]

Ghassan Hanna

Core Faculty

Dr. Hanna has a PhD in Business Administration-Management (2013) from Northcentral University,¬ Prescott Valley, AZ, and an MS in Electrical Engineering (1986) from University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ. Dr. Hanna has over 35 years' experience managing and designing hardware and software systems for high tech companies. His current research and teaching interests are in information systems database design, IT cybersecurity and networking, and software […]

Gita Seshadri

Assistant Professor

Dr. Seshadri is an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Her publications include research within the following topics: Diversity, couple relationships, gender perspectives of power within culture, grief, anger management, relapse prevention, and interracial couples. She also has a variety of experience […]

Hadas Pade

Assistant Professor

Hadas Pade, PsyD is an Assistant Professor with the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) of Alliant International University. She is also the Co-Director of the CSPP Assessment Clinic. Dr. Pade has been teaching and supervising assessment for the past 15 years. Her primary area of practice and research psychological testing and assessment. She is an appointed member of the Board of Trustees member for […]

Hamid Rahman


Dr. Hamid Rahman is Professor of Finance in the School of Management at Alliant International University in San Diego. Prior to joining the academia, he had wide experience in public and private sector organizations including positions in an international subsidiary of Exxon and a stint on the Board of Directors of a subsidiary of Unilever. His major research interests are risk management, international finance and […]

Huiyu Qian

Assistant Professor

Dr. Huiyu Qian is Assistant Professor at California School of Management and Leadership. She earned her MS in Statistics and PhD in Applied Mathematics with Concentration on Probability and Statistics from Lehigh University. Her main research interest includes applications of statistics and data science in the areas of marketing, operational optimization and finance. Dr. Qian has years of teaching experience with diverse populations as well […]

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