Full Time Faculty

​The tenured and tenure-track faculty members of the Department of Psychology are listed below. You can also visit the web page for faculty research for more information on the research interests of each faculty member.

Note: KH = Martin Luther King Hall. When calling from off-campus, the area code and prefix for all telephone extensions is (323) 34x-xxxx.

Gaithri Fernando, Ph.D. [Department Associate Chair]
Fernando picProfessor
Ph.D., 1996, Fuller Theological Seminary
Research Lab: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Lab
Phone: 3-2260

Mitchell Eisen, Ph.D. [Director, Forensic MS program]
Eisen picProfessor
Ph.D., 1993, University of Miami
Research Lab: Forensic Psychology Lab
Phone: 3-5006

Joel Ellwanger, Ph.D. [Department Chair]
Ellwanger picProfessor, joined faculty in 2002
Ph.D., 1997, Northwestern University
Research Lab:   Human Psychophysiology Laboratory

Phone: 3-2252

Steven Frenda, Ph.D.
Fernando picAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2016
Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Irvine
Phone: 3-2277

Senqi Hu, Ph.D. 
Hu pictureProfessor, joined faculty in 2011
Ph.D., 1990, Pennsylvania State University

Phone: 3-2260

Matthew Jackson, Ph.D.   
Jackson PicAssistant Professor, joined faculty in 2017
Ph.D., 2013, University of California, Los Angeles
Phone: 3-2259

Robert Kennison, Ph.D.   
Kennison picProfessor, joined faculty in 2006
Ph.D., 2000, Claremont Graduate University
Research Lab:  Silver Eagle Memory and Aging Lab
Phone: 3-2265

E-mail:  rkennis@calstatela.edu  Web: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/rkennis/


Eric L. Kohatsu, Ph.D.

Kohatsu picProfessor
Ph.D., 1992, University of Maryland, College Park
Research Lab:   Cross-Cultural Research Center

Phone: 3-2270

Brigitte Matthies, Ph.D.
Matthies picProfessor Emerita
Ph.D., 1993, McGill University
Phone: 3-5109

Pamela Regan, Ph.D.
Regan picProfessor, joined faculty in 1996
Ph.D., 1994, University of Minnesota
Research Lab: Social Relations Lab

Phone: 3-2289

Heidi Riggio, Ph.D.
Riggio picProfessor, joined faculty in 2005
Ph.D., 2001, Claremont Graduate University

Phone: 3-5617

Henry D. Schlinger, Jr., Ph.D.
Schlinger picProfessor
Ph.D., 1985, Western Michigan University
Research Lab:  Behavior Analysis Lab

Phone: 3-2250

Ji Son, Ph.D.
Son picProfessor
Ph.D., 2007, Indiana University
Research Lab:   Learning Lab
Phone: 3-2261

Doug Stenstrom, Ph.D.
Stenstrom picProfessor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Southern California

Phone: 3-2258

Karen Wu, Ph.D. [Director, MA program]

Subrahmanyam pic

Assistant Professor, joined faculty in 2017
Ph.D., 2016, University of California, Irvine
Research Lab: Culture and Relationships Lab
Phone: 3-2283