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Full-time faculty
Name, title, position Access information Current courses Current research
Susan G. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor
Interim Associate Dean, CAS
Office: UCB 304
Phone: (808) 932-7095
E-mail: susanb@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate:  History of Psychology.  Animal Psychology.  Women and Health. Evolutionary Psychology. Social Behavior of Primates.
Animal behavior. Women's health. Evolutionary psychology.
Dawna K. Coutant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Office: UCB 265
Phone: (808) 932-7081
E-mail: coutant@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Social Psychology.  Cross-Cultural Psychology.  Research Methods. Psychology of Sustainability.
Culture, conflict, and health.
B. Christopher Frueh, Ph.D.
Professor
Social Sciences Division Chair

Office: UCB 309
Phone: (808) 932-7101
E-mail:
frueh@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Professional Identity, Ethics and Legal Issues.  Internship.

Mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, posttraumatic stress disorder, telemedicine, mental health economics and public policy, racial disparities

Steve Herman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: UCB 269
Phone: (808) 932-7085
E-mail: hermans@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Psychological Assessment.  Counseling Skills. Group Counseling.  Practicum.
Undergraduate: Personality. Child Abuse.
Internet counseling. Forensic psychology. Behavioral medicine
Eric Heuer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: UCB 261
Phone: (808) 932-7077
E-mail: eheuer@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Cognitive Psychology. Measuring the Brain. Aging, Alzheimer's disease and age-related alterations in cognitive function
Charmaine K. Higa-McMillan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: UCB 271
Phone:
(808) 933-3166
E-mail: higac@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Counseling Skills. Psychological Assessment.  Human Development. Internship. Practicum. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Families..
Undergraduate: Abnormal Psychology. Child Behavior Therapy.
Internalizing developmental psychopathology. Child and adolescent assessment and evidence-based treatments for youth. Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments. Youth mental health services
Bryan S. K. Kim, Ph.D.
Professor
Director of Master's Program in Counseling Psychology

Office: UCB 273
Phone: (808) 932-7090
E-mail: bryankim@hawaii.edu
Website:
www2.hawaii.edu/~bryankim/
Graduate: Social and Cultural  Foundations. Counseling Theory and Skills.  Research Methods.   Counseling Practicum.
Undergraduate: Counseling Psychology. Asian American Psychology.
Multicultural counseling psychology, instrument development, Asian American psychology, acculturation and enculturation
Sunyoung Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: UCB 268
Phone:
(808) 932-7084
E-mail: sk47@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Psychopathology, Internship.
Undergraduate: Abnormal Psychology. Adult Behavior Therapy.
Anxiety disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Cross-cultrual approach, Minority and gender issues in clinical psychology
Alexander Nagurney, Ph.D.
Instructorr
Office:  UCB 263
Phone:
(808) 932-7079
E-mail: nagurney@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate:  Survey of psychology. Social Psychology
Adam A. Pack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: UCB 260
Phone: (808) 932-7076
E-mail: pack@hawaii.edu
Website: www.dolphin-institute.org
Undergraduate: Statistics. Learning and Motivation. Marine Mammal Behavior and Biology. Animal Cognition.
Dolphin sensory perception, cognition, and communication.  Behavior, communication, and biology of humpback whales and other marine mammals. 
Cheryl M. Ramos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: UCB 259
Phone: (808) 932-7082
E-mail: ramos@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Community Psychology. Practicum.  Evaluation Research.  I/O Psychology. Well-being of cancer survivors
Vladimir B. Skorikov, Ph.D.
Professor

Office: UCB 270
Phone: (808) 932-7087
E-mail: skorikov@hawaii.edu.
Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~skorikov/
Undergraduate:  Statistics.  Developmental Psychology.  Adolescent  Development and Mental Health. Career Development. Career development, identity, adjustment and mental health in adolescence and young adulthood.
Cassidy Sterling, Ph.D.
Instructorr
Office: UCB 264
Phone: 932-7080

E-mail: csterlin@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate:  Survey of psychology. Statistics.  Research Methods. Developmental Psychology. Biopsychology. Auditory and visual perception, change blindness, attention training, embodied cognition.
Errol Yudko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: UCB 267
Phone: (808) 932-7083
E-mail: errol@hawaii.edu.
Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~errol/
Graduate: Statistics.
Undergraduate: Statistics.   Research Methods.  Physiological Psychology.  Biopsychology. Testing and Measurement. Emotion.  Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Drug abuse
Affiliate Faculty
Name, Title, Position Access Information Courses Research
Dyanne Affonso, Ph.D.
Affiliate Professor
Office:
Phone: (808) 933-3330
E-mail: daffonso@hawaii.edu
Currently none
Community violence and mental health, perinatal depression.
Dan Landis, Ph.D.
Affiliate Professor
Office:
Phone:
E-mail: danl@hawaii.edu
Website: interculturalacademy.org/briefbio.htm
Currently none
Inter-cultural relations, cross-cultural training
Part-Time Faculty
Name, Title, Position Access Information Courses
Kristen Medeiros, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Office:
Phone:

E-mail: 
Undergraduate: Statistics, Developmental Psychology.
Melisa Secola-Nieft, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Office:
Phone:

E-mail:
secola@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Counseling Theories
Undergraduate: Counseling Psychology.

Shari Tresky, M.A.
Lecturer
Office:
Phone:

E-mail:
Undergraduate: Personality.

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