SBHS Faculty

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Below are the faculty of Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences.

To search UW Tacoma faculty publications, including those by SBHS faculty, visit the UWT Library's Digital Commons.


    
        
            

        
        
Chris Beasley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor  

Areas of expertise: transitions from prison to college; community-based participatory action research methods; community organizing

Curriculum Vitae    

Contact: beasley2@uw.edu

Personal Website: www.PrisonToCollege.org

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Connie Beck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Areas of expertise:  intimate partner violence, family mediation and family court processes, child welfare, community- and court-based research, law student and lawyer distress and resilience, ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Contact: beckcj@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Kima Cargill, Ph.D. 

Professor               

Curriculum Vitae

Contact: kcargill@uw.edu

Personal Website: http://kimacargill.com/

        
    

    
        
            

Dr. Eric Bugyis

        
        
Leighann Chaffee, M.A.      

Senior Lecturer              

Areas of expertise:  biopsychology of eating, neuroscience, food studies, pedagogy and development of introductory psychology, development of instructional resources         

Contact: lchaffee@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Kyle Forrest, J.D., Ph.D.       

Senior Lecturer     

Areas of expertisethe biopsychosocial effects of trauma, infant and adult attachment, Gestalt psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and groups, existential and humanistic phenomenology of self and identity, contemplative and anti-oppressive pedagogies     

Contact: forrestk@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

Dr. Rob Crawford

        
        
Rachel Hershberg, Ph.D.          

Assistant Professor          

Areas of expertise: impacts of U.S detention and deportation policies on families; transnational family processes; community-based and participatory research methods; adolescent and young adult development; developmental and community psychology

Contact: rmhersh@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

Dr. Michael Forman

        
        
Hyoung Lee, Ph.D.       

Associate Professor                 

Curriculum Vitae

Contact: leehs@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

Dr. Bidisha Mallik

        
        
Tylir McKenzie, Ph.C.   

Lecturer        

Areas of expertisepsychology of women and gender; sexual identities; sexual violence, abuse and deviance; feminist psychology; feminist pedagogy; scholarship of teaching and learning; self-study teacher education practices; online education

Contact: tylirm@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

Dr. Sarah Hampson

        
        
Nita McKinley, Ph.D. 

Emeritus Associate Professor      

Areas of expertisegender and gender role development across the lifespan 

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/nitamckinleyphd/

        

    

    
        
            

Dr. Mary Hanneman

        
        
Lauren Montgomery, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Areas of expertise:  developmental psychology, psychology and the arts, human relationships and clinical psychology, the evolution of consciousness, intersection of human development, technology and the natural world, experiential and community engaged learning      

Curriculum Vitae

Contact: lmmont@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Tony Perone, Ph.D.        

Lecturer  

Areas of expertise: imaginative play and improvisational theater for life-span learning/development and community building; adult education; life-span human development; sociocultural theory

Curriculum Vitae    

Contact: perone@uw.edu
 

        
    

    
        

Dr. Bidisha Mallik

        
        
Alyssa Ramirez-Stege, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact: ramstege@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Stephen Ross, Ph.D.         

Associate Professor and SBHS Division Chair

Areas of expertise: eyewitness testimony; psychology and law; actual innocence/wrongful convictions; investigative interviewing; evidence-based policing

Curriculum Vitae    

Contact: sjross2@uw.edu   

Personal Website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/cascr/

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Amanda Sesko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise:  social psychology; stereotyping, prejudice, and social judgment; intersectionality; invisibility; perceptions of Alaska Natives and American Indians

Contact: aksesko@uw.edu

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Carolyn West, Ph.D.

Professor

Areas of expertise:  domestic violence; sexual assault; sexualized media; African American studies 

Curriculum Vitae          

Contact: carwest@uw.edu

Personal Website: http://www.drcarolynwest.com/

        
    

    
        
            

        
        
Jenny (Yi)  Xiao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise:  experimental social psychology; social identity and perception; intergroup relations; racial biases in policing; implicit attitudes and prejudice

Curriculum Vitae      

Contact: yxiao2@uw.edu

        
     
    

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