Cerritos College Psychology Department
The Psychology Department at Cerritos College offers courses in abnormal psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, research methods and statistics, among others. The faculty in the Psychology department are committed to preparing students to successfully complete a bachelor's degree in psychology at a four-year college or university. The department also has opportunities for students to become involved with directed research studies with faculty, and many of our students have presented their original research at national psychology conferences. Students also have the opportunity to network and serve the larger community in two clubs, Psychology Club and/or Active Minds. Eligible students may also join our Psi Beta chapter, which is a National Honor Society in Psychology for two-year colleges.
R. Michelle Lewellen, M.A., (Department Chairperson), Office: SS39. Ext. 2778.
Jaclyn Ronquillo-Adachi, Ph.D., Office: SS37. Ext. 2763.
Brett Wheeler, M.A., Office: SS39
Full-time Faculty: (Emeritus)
Psychology Department News and Announcements
-- Psychology Tutoring is now available in the Student Success Center. Tutoring hours are:
Please take advantage of this great opportunity.
-- Looking for a psychology-related club to join? Active Minds meets on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 in SS212. Psychology Club/Psi Beta meets on Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00 in SS215. There are tons of great opportunities offered by both clubs, come check us out!
-- Psi Beta application deadline is Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Psi Beta is a National Honor Society for Psychology, but is open to all majors. You must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and have completed at least one Psychology course with a B or higher. If you are interested, email Dr. Duff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Ronquillo (email@example.com) for more information.
-- Congratulations to Guillermo Flores and Zanjbeel Mahmood for receiving the 2011-2012 Academic Excellence Award. Keep up the excellent work!
--Congratulations to Dr. Kimberley Duff and Michelle Lewellen for receiving Outstanding Faculty Awards for 2011-2012 academic year.
-- Conrgratulations to Michelle Lewellen for receiving Most Outstanding Advisor award for 2011-2012.
-- Psychology Tutoring available downstairs in the Student Success Center (LC170). Tutors are: Guillermo Flores, available MW 2:30-4:00 pm, and Zanjbeel Mahmood Thursdays 3-5. Tutoring is available for PSYC 101, 103, 210, 220, 241, 261, and 271.
--Congratulations to Dr. Todd Gaffaney for receiving MOST Outstanding Faculty Award for 2010-2011.
--Congratulations to Dr. Kimberley J. Duff for receiving a National Award for Community College Professors and the Cerritos College Outstanding Faculty Award for the 2009-2010 academic year.
--The Western Psychological Association (WPA) convention was a huge success for Cerritos College and many of our Psychology faculty and students presented original research and attended the convention. Congratulations to everyone! For more information visit the WPA home page or see a press release from Cerritos College.
--Want to learn about careers and educational opportunities related to psychology from former Cerritos College students? Visit the our new and informative site: Mentoring through Alumni in Psychology (MAP).
--TIPS for psychology majors or those thinking about majoring in psychology. Do you want receive an A.A. degree in psychology from Cerritos College or want to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a B.A. degree in psychology? You will find TIPS for selecting the right courses for the major for transferring and what Cerritos College has to offer psychology students like specialized courses, activities and other opportunities to interact with psychology faculty.
--Cerritos College Chapter of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for two-year colleges, wins award! To learn more about the Cerritos College Psychology Club and Psi Beta see the links to the upper-left.