GSEP is pleased to announce two additions to the faculty in the Education Division. Dr. David Stevens is joining as a visiting faculty member and the assistant director of student teaching coordination and placements for the Encino Graduate Campus, Westlake Village Graduate Campus, and Seaver Campus. He was previously an assistant professor of education and coordinated the single subject credential program at Point Loma Nazarene.In addition, Dr. Robert Barner will join as a visiting faculty member for the educational leadership programs, having previously taught as an adjunct professor and served as a dissertation chair. GSEP welcomes his extensive experience as an assistant superintendent in both the Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles County Office of Education.
The Psychology Division is glad to invite Dr. Carrie Castaneda-Sound and Dr. Judy Ho as tenure-track assistant professors of psychology. Castaneda-Sound has been a tenure track faculty member at Our Lady of the Lakes University in San Antonio, Texas, where she taught in the marriage and family therapy program and acted as director of clinical training for the American Psychological Association-accredited doctor of psychology program. The program is one of only three in the country that focuses on training bilingual therapists, and we look forward to her sharing her expertise in training linguistically and culturally competent clinicians.Ho has most recently been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Her areas of interest are in applying evidence-based practices with diverse populations. In addition to developing her line of research, Ho has been involved in the training of clinicians in evidence-based practice in community settings, including trainings to assist mental health professionals involved in the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.