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Full-time faculty
Name, title, position Access information Current semester courses Current research
Susan G. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor
Interim Associate Dean, CAS
Office: UCB 304
Phone: (808) 932-7095
E-mail: susanb@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate:  Animal Psychology. 
Animal behavior. Women's health. Evolutionary psychology.
Dawna K. Coutant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Office: UCB 265
Phone: (808) 932-7081
E-mail: coutant@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Social Psychology.  Cross-Cultural Psychology. 
Culture, conflict, and health.
B. Christopher Frueh, Ph.D.
Professor


Office: UCB 309
Phone: (808) 932-7101
E-mail:
frueh@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Professional Identity, Ethics and Legal Issues. 

Mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, posttraumatic stress disorder, telemedicine, mental health economics and public policy, racial disparities

Allyson Gilles, Ph.D.
Instructorr
Office:
Phone:
E-mail:
Undergraduate: Rresearch Methods, Abnormal Psychology. Clinical Psychology
Steve Herman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
On sabbatical
Office: UCB 269
Phone: (808) 932-7085
E-mail: hermans@hawaii.edu

Internet counseling. Forensic psychology. Behavioral medicine
Eric Heuer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: UCB 261
Phone: (808) 932-7077
E-mail: eheuer@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Cognitive Psychology. Introduction to Biopsychology. Aging, Alzheimer's disease and age-related alterations in cognitive function
Chad P. Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office:  UCB 264
Phone: (808) 932-7080
E-mail: chadpj@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Statistics. Developmental Psychology. Child Cognition.
Charmaine K. Higa-McMillan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: UCB 271
Phone:
(808) 933-3166
E-mail: higac@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Practicum.
Undergraduate: Child Behavior Therapy.
Internalizing developmental psychopathology. Child and adolescent assessment and evidence-based treatments for youth. Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments. Youth mental health services
Bryan S. K. Kim, Ph.D.
Professor
Director of Master's Program in Counseling Psychology

Office: UCB 273
Phone: (808) 932-7090
E-mail: bryankim@hawaii.edu
Website:
www2.hawaii.edu/~bryankim/
Graduate: Counseling Theory and Skills.  Research Methods and Program Evaluation.
Multicultural counseling psychology, instrument development, Asian American psychology, acculturation and enculturation
Sunyoung Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: UCB 268
Phone:
(808) 932-7084
E-mail: sk47@hawaii.edu
Graduate: Social and Cultural Foundations. Practicum.
Undergraduate: Abnormal Psychology.
Anxiety disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Cross-cultrual approach, Minority and gender issues in clinical psychology
Alexander Nagurney, Ph.D.
Instructorr
Office:  UCB 263
Phone:
(808) 932-7079
E-mail: nagurney@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate:  Psychology of personality. Statistics. Community Psychology
Adam A. Pack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
On sabbatical
Office: UCB 260
Phone: (808) 932-7076
E-mail: pack@hawaii.edu
Website: www.dolphin-institute.org

Dolphin sensory perception, cognition, and communication.  Behavior, communication, and biology of humpback whales and other marine mammals. 
Cheryl M. Ramos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: UCB 259
Phone: (808) 932-7082
E-mail: ramos@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate: Community Psychology. Practicum.  Psychology and Cancer. Well-being of cancer survivors
Vladimir B. Skorikov, Ph.D.
Professor

Office: UCB 270
Phone: (808) 932-7087
E-mail: skorikov@hawaii.edu.
Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~skorikov/
Undergraduate:  Developmental Psychology.  Career Development. Career development, identity, adjustment and mental health in adolescence and young adulthood.
Errol Yudko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: UCB 267
Phone: (808) 932-7083
E-mail: errol@hawaii.edu.
Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~errol/
Undergraduate: Health Psychology.  Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Drug abuse
Affiliate Faculty
Name, Title, Position Access Information Courses Research
Dyanne Affonso, Ph.D.
Affiliate Professor
Office:
Phone:
E-mail: daffonso@hawaii.edu
Currently none
Community violence and mental health, perinatal depression.
Dan Landis, Ph.D.
Affiliate Professor
Office:
Phone:
E-mail: danl@hawaii.edu
Website: interculturalacademy.org/briefbio.htm
Currently none
Inter-cultural relations, cross-cultural training
Part-Time Faculty
Name, Title, Position Access Information Courses
The department employs a large number of part-time instructors whose assignments change every semester. For information  about the current part-time faculty please contact the department's chair.

Please contact the department's chair for information about the current semester's lecturers Courses taught by the part-time faculty are determined every semester on the basis of the current departmental needs. 

Page updated: August 2014