M.S. Psychology Faculty

Global Online + One-Week Residency

Faculty in the Palo Alto University online M.S. Psychology Ph.D. Prep program are experienced researchers and clinicians.

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M.S. Psychology professors draw from their academic work and professional experience to prepare students for diverse career outcomes and job opportunities in psychology or related fields, including preparing students for a transition to the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at PAU.  Nearly half are full-time PAU faculty who also teach in the doctoral programs. They typically teach the same courses in this online program as they do on campus.

The following individuals represent faculty for the program. This is a partial list of the professors' students will work with. Each name below is linked to the faculty member's bio.

Core Faculty

Kimberly Balsam, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology, Professor, Director of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research (CLEAR), and Director of the LGBTQ Emphasis Area

  • Selected interests: LGBT psychology, same-sex and heterosexual couples

Dr. Alinne Barrera, Ph.D., Associate Director of Clinical Training, Associate Director, Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health)

  • Selected interests: mood disorders and depression, working with immigrant and underserved populations

Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Director for the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health)

  • Selected interests: internalizing disorders in youth; internet and mobile phone applications for delivering mental health services and education

Rowena Gomez, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Ph.D. Program

  • Selected interests: aging, neuropsychology, depression

Teceta Tormala, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, Director, PAU Ph.D. Academic Advising Center 


Associated Faculty

Glenn M. Callaghan, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor

  • Selected Interest: psychopharmacology

Kristen Capuozzo, J.D. Ph.D., Adjunct Professor

  • Selected interests: cognitive processes, social psychology, judgment and decision making in trial law

Supria Gill, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty

Olga Rosito, Ph.D., Associated Faculty and Program Director

  • Selected interests: trauma, older adults, end-of-life and caregiver issues, mindfulness-based practices

Naomi Wagner, Ph.D., Associated Faculty

  • Selected interests: positive psychology, developmental psychopathology, evolutionary psychology.

Laura Weinberg, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty

  • Selected interests: neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology