Psychology Department News


New Faculty

Dr. Ismael (Izzy) Diaz Joins the Psychology Faculty

The Department of Psychology is very pleased to welcome our newest member of the faculty. Dr. Ismael (Izzy) Diaz is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist who received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University and his B.A. from UCR. Dr. Diaz recently (2013-2015) held the position of assistant professor at Angelo State University where he taught undergraduate courses in introductory psychology and leadership as well as graduate courses in personnel selection, performance appraisal, training and evaluation, quantitative research methods, and occupational health psychology. Dr. Diaz brings a multifaceted and successful research program to CSUSB. In particular, he has studied how employees treat each other and how employees react to the stress associated with interpersonal mistreatment and health issues. In addition. Dr. Diaz is concerned with the interface between employees and leaders and how positive and negative leader behaviors relate to employee outcomes (employee attitude formation, behavioral responses, wellness).

The Psychology Department Welcomes Drs. Goetz, Leventon, and Wellman!

In Fall 2014, the psychology department welcomed new colleagues in the fields of social neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and social psychology.

Cari Goetz is a Social Psychologist and Neuroscientist who received her Ph.D. in Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in Spring, 2014. She studied under famed evolutionary psychologist David Buss. In her research, Dr. Goetz applies an evolutionary perspective to the study of human mating strategies and to understanding how these strategies influence mate attraction, romantic relationships, sexual behavior, and social interactions. She has published her work in such leading journals as Evolutionary Psychology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Personality and Individual Differences, and the American Psychologist and her work has been presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, the Southwestern Psychological Association, and other prestigious organizations.

Jacqueline Leventon is a Developmental Psychologist and Neuroscientist who received her Ph.D. in Cognition and Development from Emory University in Spring, 2014. At Emory, she trained in the highly regarded memory and development lab of Dr. Patricia Bauer. Dr. Leventon’s research concerns the role of emotion in the development of early attentional and cognitive processes. She has published scientific papers in a number of leading professional journals including Developmental Science, Infancy, and Neuropsychology Review, and she is a regular presenter at such professional conferences as the Society for Research in Child Development, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the International Conference in Infant Studies. Dr. Leventon is establishing the first Infancy Research Lab in the history of California State University San Bernardino.

Joseph Wellman is a Social Psychologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Maine in 2012. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wesleyan University prior to joining our Department. Dr. Wellman’s research program focuses on the social psychological processes of stigma and discrimination and their implications for psychological wellbeing, health, and intergroup interactions. His work has examined a variety of stigmatized populations including racial minorities, low SES individuals, the overweight, gay men, and lesbian women. Dr. Wellman has published his findings in several prominent professional journals including the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and the European Journal of Social Psychology. In addition, he is a regular presenter at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science.

Newly Retired Faculty

Drs. Ed Teyber and Faith McClure Teyber Retire after 60 years of Combined Service to the Department

Professor Ed Teyber has served on the faculty of California State University, San Bernardino, for over thirty-five years, with dedication, compassion, and consummate professionalism. He has directed the Community Counseling Center (CCC) since 1979. The CCC has consistently provided minimal cost mental health care to the campus and greater San Bernardino communities and continues to serve as a training center for students in the clinical/counseling psychology M.S. program. Professor Teyber has trained generations of mental health care workers and marriage and family therapists who have gone on to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families throughout the Inland Empire. His compassionate, supportive, and affirming approach to therapy has helped to remove the stigma of mental illness and mental health care on our campus. He is a co-author of “INTERPERSONAL PROCESS IN THERAPY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH,” one of the most widely respected and widely employed textbooks on the therapeutic process - now in its 6th edition. In recent years, he has served masterfully as Chair of the Board of Directors for the University Enterprises Corporation.

Professor Faith McClure Teyber has served on the faculty of the California State University, San Bernardino, for twenty-five years, with distinction as a teacher, researcher, and practitioner. She is a masterful therapist who has provided exceptional clinical training to students in our M.S. Clinical Counseling (MFT) Program. She has instilled in future clinical psychologists a keen and expert appreciation of multicultural issues in mental health care. Her groundbreaking use of parent training and therapeutic interventions with incarcerated mothers and fathers is helping to end the intergenerational cycle of incarceration. She has been a much-beloved and respected teacher both in the classroom and in mentoring roles. Along with her husband, professor Ed Teyber, she is a co-author of the 6th edition of “INTERPERSONAL PROCESS IN THERAPY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH.

This August, the Teybers were honored at the 2015 Annual Convention of the APA where they received special recognition from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy for their article, “Working with the process dimension in relational therapies: Guidelines for clinical training,” published in a 2014 special issue of the Journal of Psychotherapy.

Dr. Charles Hoffman Retires from the University after Five Decades of Service

It is impossible to think of the CSUSB Psychology Department without thinking of Dr. Charles ‘Chuck’ Hoffman. Chuck joined the Department in 1974 and has been a vital and central figure for nearly 40 years. He served as Department Chair for 12 consecutive years in the 1980s and 90s. During this period, the Department came into its own as a major academic program on this campus. Chuck’s unwavering leadership was instrumental in this time of extraordinary growth and achievement. A popular and accomplished instructor, Dr. Hoffman headed the Psychology Department’s prestigious Honors Program for many years, initially sharing this role with Emeritus Professor, Dr. Gloria Cowan. In his most recent years, Chuck served as Research Director for the UCDD where he supervised both undergraduate and graduate students in vital research programs on autism. This research has been featured in numerous conference presentations and publications in professional journals.

Dr. Jean Peacock Completes Remarkable Career in the Psychology Department – from Student to Professor

Dr. Jean Peacock retired from the Psychology Department in Spring 2013 after an extraordinary career in which she played virtually every type of role available at a major University. A CSUSB alumnus, Jean was hired as a faculty member in the Psychology Department after completing her doctoral degree at UCR. A popular and celebrated instructor, Jean played an instrumental role in the educational careers of many students. Her student-friendly approach to teaching carried over into her administrative roles as Associate Dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Jean’s retirement event in Spring 2013 was a remarkable gathering of University administrators and community leaders. A great ambassador for the University, Jean was sought out many times in her career for special assignments by the President and other administrators because of her exceptional ability to form bridges between the campus and the larger community.

Initiatives and Projects

Bio-Psychology/Neuroscience Faculty Create Unprecedented Opportunities for Students

Drs. Cynthia Crawford, Sergio Iniguez, and Sanders McDougall are internationally recognized scholars and award-winning teachers with a remarkable record of creating opportunities for dedicated students in the fields of bio-psychology, neuroscience, and other STEM disciplines.

The CSUSB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) program is a grant-based honors program funded by the National Institute of Health to Dr. Sanders McDougall, Professor of Psychology. It provides an excellent research opportunity for minority students seeking a Ph.D in a health-related field. The MARC program strives to provide first-rate research training for its undergraduate students, acceptance into well respected graduate programs, and the necessary tools to succeed once accepted into these rigorous graduate programs.

Dr. Cynthia Crawford has secured a 3.4 million dollar Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Grant for five years. The purpose of the RISE Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students from the CSUSB campus that obtain Ph.D. Degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. To achieve this goal RISE has three components: 1) The RISE Preparation Program designed to increase the retention of underrepresented undergraduates in behavioral and biomedical science majors; 2) The Undergraduate RISE Program designed to enhance the competitiveness of underrepresented undergraduate students applying to prestigious research-oriented Ph.D. Programs; 3) The Graduate RISE Program designed to enhance the competitiveness of underrepresented Master’s students applying to Ph.D. Programs.

Project CUIDAR is Re-funded by First 5 of San Bernardino.

Project CUIDAR is a community-university initiative serving families in the San Bernardino County community since July of 2004 through the generous investment of First 5 San Bernardino. Recently, First 5 refunded this initiative through 2015 – a clear sign of the continued success and importance of the program. Under the leadership of the project founder and director, Dr. Laura Kampter, CUIDAR promotes healthy parent-child relationships and optimal child development through culturally and developmentally-appropriate early intervention services for children 0-5 and their caregivers. Parent education is central to this initiative. CUIDAR offers parenting classes based on the most current research on positive child guidance, child development, attachment, and neurodevelopment. Parents learn effective positive child guidance strategies that will also support their children’s long-term development.

Maternal Intervention Project (MIP) Expands to Include Fathers (PIP)

The Maternal Intervention Project, funded by First 5, San Bernardino, started in 2008 as a collaboration between the Sheriff's Department INROADS Program and the Department of Psychology at CSUSB to address the needs of incarcerated mothers and their children. Dr. Laura Kamptner and Dr. Faith McClure are the founders and directors of this project.

The primary goal of MIP was to join with the SB County Sheriff's INROADS program to reduce the cycle of trauma and incarceration that is so common in the histories of incarcerated individuals. To this end, MIP provided a 48-hour, attachment-based psychotherapeutic parent education class offered to incarcerated mothers while in jail, and a parent/child re-entry program which followed the mothers' release from jail. Recently, this initiative was expanded to include incarcerated fathers and is now known as the Parental Intervention Project (PIP). Drs. Kamptner and McClure began offering parenting and trauma recovery classes to men (in addition to women) at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center (GHRC) site over a year ago. Four graduate students in clinical counseling facilitate these courses, and also provide individual counseling for interested individuals. In addition, parents enrolled in the parenting classes at Glen Helen may have their children visit once per week through the GHRC “TALK” program, which is supervised by a clinical counseling graduate student and staffed by experienced CUIDAR student interns who provide developmentally-appropriate activities for the children. The CUIDAR student interns also assist with the jail’s PAC program, where they help parents tape record themselves reading aloud a children’s book which is then sent to their child. The GHRC research team will soon be conducting an extensive psychosocial assessment of the 600 men housed at the Glen Helen facility. For more information on this groundbreaking intervention please see and check out (

CCAMPIS Program for the Infant Toddler Lab School (IFLS) Re-funded by the U.S. Department of Education

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program, authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare services. Dr. Amanda Wilcox, PI for this grant, announced that funds supporting this vital program have been renewed for an additional four years. Please visit the CCAMPIS website for more information. The Infant/Toddler Lab School provides exemplary care and early educational experiences to young children in our community. Typically, parents utilizing the Lab School work for, or are taking classes at, the university. Given the ages it serves and the sophistication of its curriculum, the School is a truly unique resource for parents of young children in the Inland Empire. The IFLS is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The Infant/Toddler Lab School also plays a key role in the education of early childhood specialists enrolled in the University’s undergraduate and graduate child development programs. Currently, the School employs twenty-two students and has four student interns. Eight of the students are enrolled in our M.A. Child Development Program and the rest are earning their B.A. in Child Development. In addition to its educational and training roles, the School is actively involved in the generation of new knowledge and the development of innovative educational practices.


In collaboration with youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Waterman Gardens in San Bernardino, the CARE (Community and Relationship Enhancement) research group — psychology students under the mentorship of Dr. David Chavez, Professor of psychology at Cal State San Bernardino — recently presented a lecture and a PhotoVoice Gallery exhibit at the Pfau Library. Photovoice is a participatory research process that empowers, in this case, the Boys and Girls Club youth, to document their strengths and challenges growing up in Waterman Gardens, a public housing community in San Bernardino. Through the use of photographs and guided prompts, this method develops a narrative, thereby giving a voice to those silenced by society. The Photovoice Gallery project provided an opportunity to showcase the children’s work for the university community as well as the community at large.

Institute News

Dr. Mark Agars Appointed Director of the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR)

The Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) is an umbrella organization which covers many child and family related sub-projects established through partnerships between CSUSB and the surrounding community. Established in 2002, the Institute’s mission is to promote the optimal development and well-being of children and families in our geographic region by conducting research, providing services, and educating future professionals. The Institute links faculty and students with community agencies, public schools, professionals, and families. Builds partnerships and relationships with professionals and agencies in the region. Organizations in the San Bernardino region with which the ICDFR has important partnerships include Children's Network of San Bernardino County, First 5 of San Bernardino, Court Appointed Special Advocate, Latino Health Collaborative, and the California Youth Connection.

After seven years of expert leadership, Dr. Sybil Carrere has retired from her position as Director of the ICDFR. In his first formal meeting with Institute staff and faculty, along with community leaders in child and family services, Dr. Mark Agars, new ICDFR Director, thanked Dr. Carrere for her founding efforts with the Institute. In addition to making the Institute a viable and permanent entity on our campus, Dr. Carrere broke new ground with her acquisition of a NIH Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Grant which pioneered research and service in the area of Health Disparities in Minority Populations. She has also worked tirelessly to build bridges to the community and foster productive collaborations with community leaders. Through her efforts, the Institute is now becoming an important resource for Inland Empire child professionals.

Dr. Agars brings a unique set of leadership, research, and teaching skills to his new position as Director. An Industrial-Organizational Psychologist by training, Dr. Agars’ Work-Family-Life project represents a pioneering effort to study and support the complex interrelations between work and family – two key areas of activity and responsibility for adult members of our community.

Drs. Hideya Koshino and Jason Reimer Appointed Co-Directors of the Learning Research Institute (LRI)

The CSUSB Learning Research Institute (LRI) promotes an interdisciplinary scholarly focus on the student learning experience and how it may be improved. The Institute supports this focus by sponsoring and conducting research activities that examine the cognitive, neurobiological, and environmental variables that contribute to the academic success of our diverse student body. In addition, the Institute contributes to a campus culture supportive of student learning by hosting invited speakers, collaborating with other campus institutes, providing students the opportunity to be directly involved in the research process, and disseminating research findings to the local and global communities.

Over the past 11 years, the LRI at CSUSB has been directed by Dr. James Kaufman. During that time, the LRI sponsored visits by multiple experts in learning-related fields to the CSUSB community, developed a longitudinal research project designed to better understand non-cognitive factors that predict student success at CSUSB, and sponsored numerous individual research projects exploring the complex relations between creativity and learning. These projects have resulted in the publication of edited books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Through Dr. Kaufman’s leadership, the LRI has become a valuable asset to CSUSB and an important source of student training and student success.

With Dr. Kaufman’s departure to the University of Connecticut, a search was conducted for new leadership. The Psychology Department is very pleased that Dr. Hideya Koshino and Dr. Jason Reimer have agreed to serve as co-directors of the LRI. These outstanding scholars bring an expertise in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience to their roles as co-directors and they have developed some important new projects for the LRI. These projects largely coalesce around four specific goals: 1) To better understand the role of cognitive processes such as working memory and executive functions in classroom learning, 2) To better understand the neurobiological underpinnings of these basic processes, 3) To develop effective interventions for improving these processes, resulting in greater classroom success, and 4) To build a foundation for a future University Center for Brain Sciences.

Community Counseling Center (CCC) Continues its Important Work

Although starting his FERP this year, Dr. Ed Teyber will continue to serve as Director of the CCC. This unique center on campus provides services for personal and emotional problems. Faculty and graduate students in the Psychology Department staff the Center and it is both a valuable resource for the campus community and an exemplary training ground for students in our M.S. Clinical/Counseling Psychology Program. Individuals experiencing problems in relationships, feeling anxious or depressed, or seeking help with other personal problems can receive confidential counseling from the Center, which is located on campus. Clients meet with their individual counselor for a 50-minute session once a week. The length of counseling is not limited; clients may begin in September and continue until June when the Center closes for the summer. Counseling services are provided for a fee of $10.00 per session, which can be waived if needed. All counseling sessions are strictly confidential.

CSUSB students, staff and individuals from the community who may be interested in speaking with a counselor can call the Community Counseling Center at (909) 537-5569 to obtain further information. Dr. Teyber, the Director of the Center, will return the call, answer your questions, and schedule an initial intake appointment. He will match prospective clients with counselors who can best meet their need.

Faculty Leadership in Professional Organizations


Dr. Jodie Ullman has been named chair of the Board of Educational Affairs for the American Psychological Association. Her term will begin on Jan. 1, 2014. The aim of this board is to advance education and training in psychology and to apply psychology to education. The scope and impact of the board’s activities are quite significant. Dr. Ullman notes that, “We have programs for high school teachers of psychology as well as initiatives for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education in psychology. Additionally, federal advocacy work for funding for various campus mental health initiatives is an increasingly important and interesting activity for the board and the entire APA Education Directorate.” President Morales and Provost Bodman have commended Dr. Ullman for her election to this unique leadership role. The APA is the most recognized professional organization in psychology and an increasingly influential agency in educational policy at the national and regional levels.

Dr. Ullman is also the president-elect of the Western Psychological Association and will assume the presidency in April 2014. She is the first member of the CSUSB Psychology Department to receive this honor since Dr. Diane Halpern held this office in 1999-2000. The WPA is the principle regional conference for psychology in the Western United States. In addition to being a leading forum for faculty scholarship, WPA is well known for fostering a student-friendly environment that includes the Terman Teaching Conference and numerous workshops, presentations, awards, and other opportunities for undergraduate and graduate psychology students.

Recent Faculty Accomplishments

Ken Shultz wins the 2014-2015 Outstanding Professor Award

This year, the Psychology Department enjoyed the rare honor of having the Outstanding Professor Award go to one of its faculty for the second consecutive year! One of the university’s most accomplished faculty members, psychology professor Ken Shultz was named Cal State San Bernardino’s 2014-2015 Outstanding Professor.

Following a university tradition, CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales walked into Dr. Shultz’ classroom to make the announcement in front of his students. President Morales noted that, “[Ken] has steadily emerged as one of the university’s most accomplished faculty members – a scholar, a great teacher. Students consistently observe how knowledgeable he is on the subject that he teaches.”

CSUSB psychology professor Kenneth Shultz (far left) is congratulated by his colleagues and students. Photo: Robert A. Whitehead.

The Outstanding Professor Selection Committee wrote in a nominating letter that Dr. Shultz was the consensus selection for the award. “His well-rounded record of achievements in teaching, professional activities, and service establishes him as an exceptional representative of CSUSB. Uniformly lauded by both colleagues and students for his research, teaching and for his tireless service to the university, the announcement of this award will undoubtedly be applauded by the campus community.”

Dr. Shultz joined the Psychology Department at CSUSB in September, 1992. Across an academic career spanning 22 years, he has distinguished himself to an exceptional degree in each of the three areas of review for the Outstanding Professor Award. An Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychologist, Dr. Shultz has contributed vitally to the current reputation of our M.S. in I/O Psychology as one of the finest programs of its kind in the Western United States. Dr. Shultz has taught over 20 different courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. To each of his classes, he brings a truly impressive, and quite unique, combination of subject-matter expertise, research accomplishment, and field experience. His student evaluations provide ample evidence that his classes are rich learning environments where students acquire the tools to succeed in college, graduate school, and beyond. Dr. Shultz has directed the M.S. I/O Program for three terms and he has served on virtually every significant committee available at the department and college levels. His numerous years of service on the College Evaluation Committee are typical of the kinds of work-intensive, leadership roles he has regularly sought out.

Dr. Ken Shultz is congratulated by University President Tomás Morales. Photo: Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

As a researcher, Dr. Shultz has achieved international recognition for his work on aging, older workers, and retirement and he regularly collaborates with other top researchers in these areas. He has published over 50 articles in professional journals during his career at CSUSB. The vast majority of these are in top journals in his field including the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Organizational Psychology, Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, Current Psychology, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. He has published four academic books covering such topics as measurement theory, later career issues for workers, and the aging worker. As a mentor for undergraduate and, especially, for graduate students, Dr. Shultz has excelled. He has presented a remarkable 85 papers at professional conferences and has included students in many of these. He has chaired (or is chairing) thirty-six Master’s theses. Every one of his mentees has received an extraordinary amount of direct training and supervision enabling them to go on to great success both in graduate school and job placements. Dr. Shultz has an impeccable reputation at this University as a caring, principled, and dedicated academician who approaches every aspect of his job with professionalism and integrity.

Psychology instructor Bob Cupp named CSUSB’s 2014-2015 Outstanding Lecturer

Long time psychology instructor, Robert (Bob) Cupp, was “ambushed” by President Morales in his psychology statistics class and presented with the Outstanding Lecturer Award. “Bob has just an outstanding record of teaching,” Morales told the students. “[His] SOTE (Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness) ratings are consistently near the top of the scale.”

Students applaud Robert Cupp (far left) as CSUSB President Tomás Morales announces that Cupp is the university’s Outstanding Lecturer of the Year. Photo: Corinne McCurdy/CSUSB

One student wrote that Mr. Cupp “is one of the best professors I’ve ever had. He takes the time to really make sure everyone understands the material and has very creative ideas to teach this subject.” Another student added, “His instructions are really good and fun! He makes you want to come to class. I love his enthusiasm with his work.”

The award evaluation committee wrote in their nominating letter that Mr. Cupp “is to be commended for the contributions he is making to the psychology department and the students it serves. He works tirelessly at teaching and holds his students to a demanding but appropriate academic standard. They are appreciative of his efforts, enthusiastic about his classes, and devoted to his style of teaching.”

Mr. Cupp was also praised for his work at the university’s Palm Desert Campus, where he serves as the psychology department’s faculty representative and faculty adviser to psychology students, helping them make and meet their academic and career plans. Robert Ricco, chair of the psychology department said Mr. Cupp has “been a champion for first-generation college students from the desert for years, recruiting students from high schools in the area … and organizing student clubs, advising, and connecting students from PDC with faculty here on our campus, creating opportunities for them and virtually changing their lives.”

Robert Cupp (left) reacts as CSUSB President Tomás Morales announces that Cupp is the university’s Outstanding Lecturer of the Year.

Over the years, Mr. Cupp’s students have regularly and effusively praised his teaching, calling him “one of the finest instructors in the psychology department,” according to Dr. Yuchin Chien, Outstanding Professor and associate chair of the department. In a letter supporting Mr. Cupp’s nomination, Dr. Chien wrote that he “has been consistently rated as a very passionate, knowledgeable, well-organized, responsible, and fun instructor.”

Mr. Cupp earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in general experimental psychology from CSUSB. He joined the faculty in 1989 when he was hired as an adjunct faculty member. Since that time he has taught a wide variety of psychology and social sciences courses at both the San Bernardino and the Palm Desert campuses. In September, 2006, he was promoted to full-time lecturer. In addition to his teaching, Mr. Cupp has assumed several important service positions providing significant and valuable services to the psychology department at both campuses.

Outstanding Professor

Cynthia Crawford Wins 2013-2014 Outstanding Professor Award

Dr. Cynthia Crawford has been selected as the 2013-2014 winner of the Outstanding Professor Award. This is the most coveted honor offered to CSU faculty. Across her 17 years of service to our University, Dr. Crawford has developed into one of the CSU’s finest teachers and researchers. She is known for her consummate classroom preparation, exceptional level of expertise, and consistent dedication to student learning. Dr. Crawford’s teaching prowess extends far beyond the classroom.

In fact, her most remarkable accomplishments involve the mentoring of individual undergraduate and graduate students working in her extraordinarily successful research lab. During her years with our University, student authors appear on her publications over 100 times. Students working in her lab have gone on to prestigious doctoral programs at the University of Texas, UCR, UCD, the University of Alabama, Florida State University, the University of British Columbia, UNLV, and other schools. Dr. Crawford’s support for students goes even further. She has been one of the most prolific and successful grant writers on our campus and virtually all of these grants have supported the success of students.

Dr. Crawford has been the PI or Co-PI on multiple NIH grants including R01, R15, and R03 grants. She broke new ground at the University by bringing an NIH SCORE grant to campus, providing funding for multiple faculty researchers along with support for students assisting these faculty members. She secured funding from NIH for the CSUSB Diversity Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) and the Minority Drug Abuse Research Program (MIDARP) and she has served as program director for each of these as well as associate director for the University’s MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program. Recently, Dr. Crawford secured a Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Grant. The purpose of the RISE Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students from the CSUSB campus that obtain Ph.D. Degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

President Morales Congratulates Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Collectively, these successful grant activities have made a huge difference in the lives of undergraduate biopsychology majors and M.A experimental psychology students. Most importantly, the programs she has established have provided unique opportunities for students from underrepresented groups. As a researcher, Dr. Crawford has achieved international recognition for her work on the neurological bases of addiction.

Since joining our University, she has published over 45 papers in high impact journals in her field including Neuroscience, Behavioral Brain Research, Hippocampus, Synapse, Psychopharmacology, Brain Research, Developmental Neuroscience, and Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Crawford’s contributions to our students, faculty, and campus community cannot be overestimated. She is a truly remarkable professional who brings great recognition to our University and seemingly limitless opportunities for our students.

Grants (in addition to the above)

Cynthia Crawford was awarded a Diversity-promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) grant through NIH/NIDA . The project total is close to two and a half million dollars and is funded through 2017.

Sergio Iniguez is a PI on a pilot project through NIH/NIDA (DIDARP) entitled Consequences and Reward Systems after Anti-depressant Exposure during Adolescence. This grant runs through 2015.

Sanders McDougall has received 1.4 million dollars of funding for his NIH/SC1 Grant entitled Ontogeny of Caudate-putamen Functioning: Behavioral Relevance. Funding runs through 2017.


Ken Shultz and co-authors David Whitney and Michael Zickar have published the second edition of their critically acclaimed text, Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises. Due out in November, 2013.

Ed Teyber and Faith Teyber have published the sixth edition of Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model. This widely used text is regarded by many professionals as one of the definitive accounts of the therapeutic relationship.

Awards and Recognition

Michael Lewin is the 2013-2014 winner of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Teaching and Instruction Award. This award recognizes Michael’s outstanding record of teaching covering his full career at CSUSB.

Eugene Wong is the winner of the 2013-2014 Western Psychological Association (WPA) Outstanding Teaching Award. Eugene was chosen from any number of Psychology faculty teaching at colleges and universities in the Western United States. Eugene is a previous winner of the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching (2004-2005).

Donna Garcia is the 2013-2014 winner of the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for the University. Mark Agars won this award in 2012-2013. Both of these faculty members are truly outstanding mentors for their numerous students.

Jodie Ullman was recently elected President of the Western Psychological Association, making her only the second member in the history of our Department to achieve this. She is also the winner of the 2011-2012 WPA Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2012-2013 CSBS Outstanding Service Award.

Psychology faculty members have been recent, back-to-back winners of the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching – one of the premiere honors offered to faculty at CSUSB. Amanda Wilcox is the 2011-2012 winner of the Golden Apple and Janelle Gilbert is the 2012-2013 winner! Janelle is also a winner of the 2012 Outstanding Originators in Distributed Learning (OODL) Award.

Kelly Campbell is the 2012-2013 winner of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for CSBS. This was the first year the award was offered. Kelly also received the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) Teaching Award for 2011-2012.

Jason Reimer is the 2011-2012 winner of the Early Career Research Award from the WPA for his work on the development of cognitive control in childhood.