2019-2020 Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Institutional Overview


Alliant International University is a private, for-benefit, independent university with six California locations: Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, as well as a location in Mexico City and programs in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Alliant’s undergraduate and graduate students are preparing for careers through degree programs in business, education, law and the behavioral and social sciences.

Our enduring traditions of internationalism and multiculturalism combine in a concept of public service. Alliant’s faculty are dedicated to addressing scholarship from an applied viewpoint. This practical professionalism is the goal of our academic administration, and this orientation permeates interactions between faculty and students. It underlies all of our programs, from the alliances with large corporations, to management consulting activities at the School of Management and Leadership, to the School of Education’s daily efforts to help teachers and children in the classroom. Alliant International University is also home to the California School of Professional Psychology, the original APA-accredited professional school that continues to create new avenues for the practice of psychology.

Alliant’s graduate and undergraduate students provide thousands of hours of community service each year in the communities where our campuses are located much of it to underserved populations. Our faculty members conduct research in fields that are as relevant and urgent as newspaper headlines decrying school violence, hate crimes, and child abuse. We are committed to advancing fields of knowledge through the highest standards of excellence and academic rigor in our teaching and research.

What differentiates Alliant International University from other institutions of higher education are characteristics inherited from Alliant’s two legacy institutions:

  1. Excellent academic programs with an orientation toward preparing students for careers as professional practitioners;
  2. Outstanding faculty experienced in training people for professional practice roles in their respective disciplines;
  3. International and multi-cultural orientation;
  4. Preparing students for a profession, while also teaching them how to use their skills to make a difference in the world; and
  5. Diverse student population from different cultures and backgrounds.

Vision and Mission Statement

Our Mission: Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision: An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

Alliant is committed to excellence in four areas:

1. Education for Professional Practice
Alliant’s educational programs are designed to give students the knowledge, skills and ethical values they need to serve and lead effectively in a variety of professional settings. Alliant graduates are expected to achieve mastery of a body of knowledge and be able to apply that knowledge in professional practice in order to achieve desired and beneficial outcomes.

2. Scholarship
Scholarship in the Alliant context includes the discovery of new knowledge; the discovery of new applications of knowledge to solve practical problems; the integration of knowledge in new ways; and innovation in teaching knowledge and professional competencies.

3. Multicultural and International Competence
Alliant is an inclusive institution committed to serving diverse populations around the world by preparing professionals to work effectively across cultural and national boundaries; by increasing the number of professionals working in underserved areas; and by understanding and responding to the needs of diverse communities.

4. Community Engagement
Alliant’s faculty, students, alumni and staff are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world through professional education and practice. We measure the success of our university in part by the impact we have, both directly and indirectly, on the welfare of individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Core Values

Our Institutional values are embodied in the mantra of IMPACT.

I - Inclusion

We are committed to inclusive excellence; we value, include, and engage the rich diversity of the Alliant community.

M - Mentorship

We foster learning, provide guidance, and create enabling environments that contribute to the success of students, colleagues, and the University.

P - Passion

We bring our enthusiasm, creativity, and authentic selves to work each day.

A - Accountability

We are responsible stewards of University time and resources, work with integrity, and embrace the highest of standards.

C - Communication
We are responsive, transparent, and respectful in our communication.

T - Teamwork
We collaborate across all University domains to develop innovative and multifaceted solutions to student, organizational, and community needs.


Alliant International University gets its name from the merger of three legacy institutions: San Francisco Law School founded in 1909, United States International University (USIU) founded in 1927, and the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) founded in 1969. In 2001, USIU and CSPP merged, forming Alliant with San Francisco Law School (SFLS) joining in 2010. From 1909 through today, one constant among these institutions has been a legacy of empowerment and impact. We have kept the tradition of employing noteworthy faculty and graduating high-achieving students. Together they have impacted the world in a profound way.

Alliant’s origin story begins in 1909 when the San Francisco Law School first opened its doors in the Bay Area. SFLS was the first evening law program in the western United States and was among the first law schools to actively recruit women. SFLS continues to serve students who may not have the opportunity to pursue traditional legal education. The Law School graduated former California Governor Edmund Pat Brown, former Lieutenant Governor Leo T. McCarthy, and former Undersecretary of the United States Department of Energy Joseph F. Salgado.

In 1927, Leland Ghent Stanford chartered a private, graduate institution called Balboa Law College-the first law school in San Diego. Balboa Law College expanded to include undergraduate and graduate studies beginning with the Department of Accounting in 1945, changing its name to Balboa University. In 1952, Balboa University changed its name to California Western University and relocated to Point Loma, west of downtown San Diego.

In 1968, the undergraduate and graduate programs moved to its current location in Scripps Ranch in northeast San Diego and changed its name to United States International University (USIU). During the 1970s, USIU became a center for humanistic psychology with a faculty that included Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and Victor Frankl. Igor Ansoff, one of the founders of the field of strategic management, was also a long-time faculty member.

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) was founded in 1969 by the California Psychological Association to train doctoral level psychologists who matched the diversity of California residents. CSPP was one of the first free-standing schools of professional psychology in the nation. At the time, most clinical psychologists were trained in research universities. CSPP took an innovative approach of classroom learning integrated with application of knowledge in a variety of field placements, a departure from the prevalent focus on theory and research. Founding President, Dr. Nicholas Cummings, was later president of the American Psychological Association.

The first CSPP schools had instruction start in September 1970, on the Los Angeles and San Francisco campuses. Later CSPP opened programs in San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Irvine, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Mexico. At the turn of the millennium, CSPP renamed itself Alliant University when all CSPP campuses merged under one WASC accreditation.

In 2001, USIU and CSPP merged and renamed the institution Alliant International University. In 2010, the San Francisco Law School merged with Alliant, and because of this new partnership, in 2014, SFLS extended its reach and started a program at Alliant’s San Diego campus.

In 2015, Alliant International University transitioned to a benefit corporation structure that enables the university to attract capital investments to further enhance program offerings, technology, student services and student outcomes while retaining a primary commitment to Alliant’s social benefit mission of education and professional training. That year also saw the creation of the Alliant Educational Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization that operates in coordination with and as partial owner of the university. The foundation oversees scholarships, donations, grants, contracts, research and clinical training, and professional service centers affiliated with the university.

Today, Alliant is comprised of five schools: California School of Professional Psychology, California School of Education, California School of Management and Leadership, California School of Forensic Studies, and San Francisco Law School, and in six California cities San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, and Irvine, and three international locations Tokyo, Hong Kong, and St. Luke Medical School in Mexico City.

Professional Practice Competencies

In order to achieve its vision as a professional practice university, Alliant has adopted a set of professional practice competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) that all students should master at levels appropriate to their degree programs. These competencies must be learned and practiced in the context of Alliant’s core values of Integrity, Intellectual Advancement, Diversity, Social Responsibility, Innovation, Stewardship, and Community & Partnership. The competencies were based on existing core competencies and student learning outcomes in Alliant schools and programs, and on an evaluation of competencies necessary for professional practice in communities around the world.

The Alliant Professional Practice Competencies are organized as A(lliant) IMPACT:

A - A discipline-specific body of knowledge and research/scholarship

Students master a discipline-specific body of knowledge and gain competency in research/scholarship at levels appropriate to their degree programs.

I - Insight into the context of practice

Students place issues or problems encountered in their professions in their appropriate and relevant contexts.

M - Multicultural/inter-national competence (I-MERIT)

Students have an awareness of, respect for, and curiosity about multicultural and international similarities and differences; knowledge of frameworks for exploring the similarities and differences; and skills in applying the frameworks in interpersonal and professional contexts.

P - Professional literacies

Students achieve language literacy, data literacy, information literacy, and organization/community (systems) literacy at the appropriate educational/ professional level.

A - Application of knowledge and research/scholarship in new ways

Students possess the reflective abilities skills to connect theories and research/ scholarship to immediate issues in professional practice and the skills to apply appropriate models, strategies and interventions in new ways.

C - Conduct, judgment, dispositions and ethics

Students demonstrate ethical conduct in all aspects of personal interactions and professional practice.

T - Team-based and multidisciplinary approaches

Students collaborate with other professionals or teams, integrating information and implementing knowledge across disciplines and domains in order to develop creative, multi-faceted responses to community needs.

Each program at Alliant aligns these overarching University competencies with its program-specific and discipline-specific competencies or student learning outcomes appropriate to the program degree level.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Multiculturalism, Internationalism & Diversity

Alliant International University is a professional practice university that educates students to work in a multicultural and international world. An Alliant education focuses on multicultural and international communities and issues, and it provides students with rich exposure to challenging, real world problems and their solutions.

At Alliant, we recognize that no matter where our graduates choose to work and live, they will need to be able to work productively with colleagues and clients who grew up in situations very different from their own. Around the world, the forces of technology and globalization are changing the context in which we all live, and our communities are increasingly diverse with respect to nationality, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and religion. We strive to foster students’ multicultural and international responsiveness in all of Alliant’s educational programs.


I-MERIT (International and Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention and Training) was created in 2005 in order to connect and further advance the work of Alliant’s two legacy institutions in the areas of multicultural and international education.

I-MERIT partners with all sectors of Alliant International University to create a multicultural and globally responsive university. I-MERIT works in three core areas:

  1. Promoting diversity (including in race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and age) - in students, staff/administrators, faculty, and Board members
  2. Creating an inclusive, welcoming University and campus climate, where all Alliant members feel included and affirmed
  3. Infusing all academic programs and curricula with multicultural and international content and relevant pedagogical approaches

Alliant has an impressive number of faculty who are national or global experts in multicultural and/or international issues in psychology, education, business and management, and related fields. All Alliant academic programs include attention to developing students’ international and multicultural responsiveness, so that students gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills that will prepare them to work effectively with diverse populations, including traditionally underserved and marginalized populations, throughout the world.

University’s Self-Evaluation Process (Program Improvements)

Alliant is committed to program improvement through external and internal review.  Professional, governmental and other accrediting organizations engage in cyclical program-based review to ensure organizational or agency developed standards are met.   

As part of professional accreditation processes, a program may establish an improvement plan or make changes to improve program outcomes.  More information on changes currently being made to improve the program, if any are underway, may be available from the Program Director.

University Program Review Process

A University Program Review process was developed during spring and fall 2008, adopted in December 2008, and are consistently assessed and revised as needed.   The overarching purpose of Alliant’s Program Review process is to ensure that Programs take a planned and thoughtful approach to quality enhancement and improving student learning and student success.  The process is designed to promote: 

  1. Alignment of the Program with the School and University mission;
  2. Program self-reflection, planning and change, based on determined strengths, weaknesses and data;
  3. Program modifications and enhancements leading to improved student success and programs that respond to the needs of employers and the profession;
  4. Improved assessment practices;
  5. Consistent incorporation of key data and performance indicators into Program decision making; and
  6. Overall Program quality.

Intensive Reviews

Programs undergo Intensive Review every 6-7 years.  Similar or system-wide programs are reviewed collectively by discipline, and sometimes also by degree or degree level depending on the type of Program. 

As part of the Intensive Review process, Programs submit self-evaluations addressing institutional standards and guidelines.  Program reviewers provide reports to the program regarding program strengths and areas for improvement.  The programs than address any areas for improvement, working closely with the School Dean.

Changes made in the program curricula to improve the programs appear in a subsequent Alliant catalog.


Alliant International University has California locations in Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. Alliant has a location in Mexico City and also offers programs in Tokyo and Hong Kong.  

Instruction may be provided on-ground, online or in hybrid modalities, and varies by program. For on-ground and hybrid programs, instruction is primarily provided at one of the campus locations listed below; however, some instructional activities may take place off campus at a location appropriate for the particular activity, including, but not limited to, online courses or online portion of courses, internships, practicums, or field placement activities.

For online programs, instruction is provided online; however, some programs may include an in-person residency requirement at one of Alliant’s campus locations listed below. Additional instructional activities, including, but not limited to internships, practicums, or field placement activities may take place at a location appropriate for the particular activity.

San Diego (includes President’s and Provost’s Office)
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(858) 271-4300

Alliant’s San Diego campus is located in the north-east quadrant of the city in a suburb called Scripps Ranch, about ten miles east of the ocean and fifteen miles northeast of downtown. The campus occupies space in suburban San Diego that is home to many classroom buildings, one large lecture hall, the University Student Center, and offsite student housing. The buildings also contain several conference rooms, two computer labs, video conferencing facilities, WiFi across the campus and plenty of places to study alone or in small groups. In the middle of the campus is the Walter Library, home to the San Diego circulating and reference collection.

5130 East Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727-2014
(559) 456-2777

Alliant’s Fresno Campus is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The Fresno campus houses a variety of classrooms, which include computer labs, a teaching computer classroom, and a videoconferencing center. Classroom resources include computers with online access, video equipment, scanners, and statistical and data processing facilities.

Jamboree Business Center
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 833-2651

Alliant’s Irvine campus is located in Orange County, which lies between Los Angeles and San Diego. The campus occupies a multitude of classrooms, conference rooms, a student lounge, a computer lab, a videoconference room and an information resource center. The Irvine Library houses a collection of books focusing on the subjects of clinical and forensics psychology, family therapy, education and multiculturalism. It also has computer stations, printing, and study space available for student use. Many classrooms are equipped with projection screens, as well as WiFi connectivity.

Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 5, Bldg 7/8
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 284-2777

Alliant’s Los Angeles campus is located in Alhambra, in the western San Gabriel region of Los Angeles County. The campus houses a variety of classrooms, including a videoconferencing classroom, an integrated computer classroom, a computer laboratory, group study spaces, one faculty lounge, and two student lounges. All classrooms are equipped with projection screens, as well as WiFi connectivity. In addition, some classrooms are equipped with built-in multimedia capability.

2030 W. El Camino Ave., Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 565-2955

Alliant’s Sacramento campus is located in the City that serves as California’s capital. The campus occupies multiple classrooms, space for student/faculty research, and student service delivery points in addition to the library. Many classrooms are equipped with projection screens, as well as WiFi connectivity.

San Francisco
One Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133-1221
(415) 955-2100

Alliant’s San Francisco campus is located on Beach Street in San Francisco, on the Embarcadero directly across from Pier 39 on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. The campus houses classrooms, a student lounge, a staff/faculty lounge, computer labs, and a video conference room and a gracious Alumni Reading Room. The Hurwich Library offers psychology and education collections, and some classrooms are equipped with projection screens, as well as WiFi connectivity.

Mexico City - Alliant St. Luke Medical School
Sierra Mojada #415, Esq. Sierra Candela,
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, C.P. 11000, México D.F.

CSPP Japan Master’s Program
6-14-3 Soto Kanda
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Japan 101-0021

Hong Kong
School of Continuing and Professional Education
at City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong


Institutional Accreditation

Alliant International University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission can be contacted at: WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

Program-specific Accreditation

Many Alliant programs are further accredited by accrediting bodies specific to their professions. These include:

Education and Teaching

The Arizona Teaching Certification programs, approved by the Arizona State Board of Education. The Arizona State Board of Education can be contacted at: 1700 W. Washington Street Executive Tower, Suite 300, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, (602) 542-5057.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approves credential programs offered by Alliant’s California School of Education. The Commission can be contacted at: www.ctc.ca.gov or 1900 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814, (888) 921-2682.

Psychology and Mental Health

The California School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs offered on the Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco campuses are individually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Questions related to a program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

The Marriage and Family Therapy master’s and doctoral programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The Commission can be contacted at: 112 S Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-9808; Email: coamfte@aamft.org

Management and Leadership

Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its PhD in Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), MBA, MS in Data Analytics, and BS in Business Administration (BSBA) degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered within CSML’s programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by said accrediting body, which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence through its recognition of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP can be contacted at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213; (913) 339-9356.


San Francisco Law School has been accredited continuously since 1937 by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Graduates of the Law School are eligible to practice law in the State of California upon passage of the California Bar Examination. Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements. Detailed California Bar Examination pass results are available at the State Bar of California’s Bar Examination “Statistics” page. The State Bar of California can be reached at 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA  94105, Phone: (415) 538-2000.

Partnerships & Affiliations

At Alliant International University, we believe in fostering partnerships that help match the needs of businesses with the skills, talents, and expertise of our student and faculty base.

We specialize in establishing educational alliances that enrich learning, improve existing training, and help organizations meet their goals. Through an Alliant partnership, organizations will benefit from access to a broad talent base across a variety of disciplines.

For additional information and contacts, please visit https://www.alliant.edu/about-alliant/partnerships-affiliations/.

Consumer Information

Alliant is committed to providing clear and accurate information to all prospective and current students. In pursuit of this goal, and in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Alliant has created a Consumer Information webpage, which can be found at https://www.alliant.edu/consumer-information/. The Consumer Information page presents a variety of policies, procedures, and other important information and disclosures for prospective/current students, parents, employees, and the public. Please note that due to the evolving nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines, the information contained on the Consumer Information page subject to change.

Bankruptcy Statement

Alliant does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, and has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 22 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (22 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).

Institutional Authority

Any students who violate University regulations are subject to disciplinary action by the University, regardless of whether their conduct violates local, state, or federal laws.

Violations of Law

Violations of federal, state, and local laws are incorporated as offenses under the Student Code of Conduct. When an offense occurs over which the University has institutional authority, the University conduct process will usually go forward notwithstanding any criminal charges that may arise from the same incident. Should a student withdraw from the University when criminal charges are made, it is the typical practice of the University to pursue investigation and resolution of conduct matters, regardless of whether the student has withdrawn or not.

When criminal charges are pending, the University may be delayed or prevented from conducting its own investigation, and moving forward with a hearing. In such cases, the University will delay its hearing until it can conduct an internal investigation, or obtain from law enforcement sufficient information upon which to proceed.


Arist Education System LLC is a Delaware limited liability company whose duration is perpetual. Arist owns 80.1% of Alliant’s outstanding common and preferred stock. The Alliant Education Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, owns the remaining 19.9% of the outstanding common and preferred stock.

Governance and Management

Alliant is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes public members, community members, faculty members, and student members, as well as the president, who participates as a non-voting member. Trustees represent the fields of professional psychology, education, law, business, and health care. The Board delegates day-to-day management responsibility to the President.

The President is supported by a Steering Committee that includes: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Admissions, Vice President for Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Marketing, Vice President for Student Affairs Policy Assurance, Vice President for Student Services, Director of Compliance, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Information Officer, Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Assistant Provost for International & Multicultural Initiatives, the Deans, Faculty Senate Chair and Staff Council Chair.

Alliant is comprised of five Schools: The California School of Professional Psychology, the California School of Education, the California School of Management & Leadership, the California School of Forensic Studies and the San Francisco Law School. Each academic division is led by a Dean or other senior administrator who reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Alliant locations are served by a Director of Campus Services (DCS), or other administrative leadership. The DCSs are charged with providing leadership and guidance for the campus community, coordinating campus activities, and overseeing student services and basic campus functions.

At each location, the core faculty members are organized into a Faculty Assembly responsible for advisement on academic policy development and faculty welfare. There is also a system-wide Faculty Senate with representatives from each of the locations. Faculty is directly involved in all aspects of academic programs including student recruitment, selection, monitoring, evaluation, curriculum development, faculty recruitment, and performance monitoring.

Policy recommendations often originate from standing and ad hoc committees of faculty as well as student representatives. The Student Government Association (SGA) represents all students. The Association is a self-governing body involved in developing an effective student role in institutional life, student welfare, and the quality of education. There is also a system-wide student government.

Board of Trustees

Joyce Berenstein

William Husson

William Hynes

Jeffrey Keith (chair)

Ron Longinotti

James Lyons

Lawrence Moore

Natalie Porter

Andy Vaughn

Systemwide Administration

Office of the President

Andy Vaughn, MSEd
President and Chief Executive Officer
San Diego

Christoph Winter, MS
Interim Chief Financial Officer
San Diego

John Jennings, MS, CISSP
Interim Chief Information Officer
San Diego

Amy Kwiatkowski, MAOM
Chief Operations Officer
San Diego

Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD
Senior Vice President of Development & Inclusive Excellence
San Diego

Amber Eckert, MEd
Vice President of Student Services
San Diego

Melissa Thompson, MA
Director of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
San Francisco
Office of the Provost

Tracy L. Heller, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
San Diego

Patty Mullen
Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Accreditation Liaison Officer to Western Association of Schools and Colleges
San Francisco

Diana M. Concannon, PsyD, PCI
Associate Provost, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships


Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD
Dean - California School of Education (CSOE)
San Diego

Diana Concannon, PsyD
Dean - California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)

Rachna Kumar, PhD
Dean - California School of Management and Leadership (CSML)
San Diego

Dalia Ducker, PhD
Dean - California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
San Francisco

Debra Kawahara, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
San Diego

Stephanie Wood, PhD
Associate Dean for Training and Administration - California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
San Francisco

Tim Weimer
Dean - San Francisco Law School (SFLS)
San Francisco

Student Service Administration

Becky Akello, MA
Career Services
San Diego

Michelle Jackson, MBA
Senior Director of Student Advising Services

Lionel Remesha, MIBA
Associate Director, International Student Services
San Diego

Deborah Spindler
University Director, Student Financial Services
San Diego

Michael Sulger
University Director of Student Business Services
San Diego

Paul Welch
University Registrar
San Diego

Scott Zimmer, MLS, JD
University Librarian
San Diego

On-Site Administration

Cheri Cruz
Director, Campus and Student Services

Evangeline Akridge, PsyD, LEP
Systemwide Program Director, Educational Psychology, CSOE

Debra Bekerian, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD Program, CSPP

Ya-Shu Liang, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, CSPP

David Paul, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Counseling, CSPP

Lynne Valek, PhD
Program Director, Organizational Psychology, CSPP

Nicole Camaras, MA
Director, Campus and Student Services

Manijeh Daneshpour, PhD
Systemwide Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy, CSPP

Raji Natrajan-Tyagi, PhD
Branch Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Vanja Anderson, MLS
Director, Library Services

Los Angeles
Stephanie Byers-Bell
Regional Director of Campus and Student Services

Molly Burrets, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD Program, CSPP

Erin O’Callaghan, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Erin Schmidt, MLS
Director, Library Services

Kimberly Gardner, MS
​Director, Campus and Student Services

Matthew Baity, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Alexander Hsieh, PhD
Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy, CSPP

San Diego
Carolyn Allard, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP

Sonja Lopez Arnak, EdD
Program Director, Teacher Education and MAE in Teaching, CSOE

Stephen Cochrane, PhD
Director of Special Education, CSOE

Dawn Griffin, PhD
Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology, CSPP

Jennifer Harper, PhD
Program Director, Organizational Psychology, CSPP

Kenneth Kelch, EdD
System Program Director, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Language Education; and International Language Education and Cultural Center, CSOE

Mojgan Khademi, PsyD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Saba Ozyurt, PhD
Program Director, Undergraduate Business and Management Programs, Undergraduate General Education and MBA, CSML

Chris Pilkington, EdD
Program Director, Education Leadership and Management, CSOE

Scott R. Woolley, PhD
Branch Director, Marriage and Family Therapy, CSPP

San Francisco
Angela Dickson, MAEd
Director of Campus Services

James Adams, PsyD, ABSNP
Systemwide Program Director, Educational Psychology, CSOE

Valata Jenkins-Monroe, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Diane Zelman, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP


Nahoko Nishizawa, PsyD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology MA Japan, CSPP