Psychology Department Appointments Announced

Friday, October 12, 2018

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D., chair of PAU Department of Psychology and professor, announced the appointment of faculty to leadership positions within the department.

Nancy Haug, Ph.D., has assumed the role of Associate Chair of the Psychology Department for this academic year. Dr. Haug has been at Palo Alto University since 2012, and is currently Full Professor and core faculty in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She is affiliated with the Stanford Psychiatry Addiction Medicine clinic as fellowship program faculty and research collaborator. Dr. Haug has expertise in behavior change interventions for substance use and directs the Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment Research lab. She previously held administrative roles at PAU including three years as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Gronowski Center and three years as the Director of Research. Dr. Haug served as chair of the Faculty Standards and Review Committee and as a faculty senator. She holds regulatory experience as a PAU IRB member, is on the California Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and has an independent clinical practice. Nancy brings strong administrative competence and leadership capability to the associate chair role.

Dr. Eduardo Bunge was appointed director of the M.S. Program in psychology. Dr. Bunge is professor in the Department of Psychology. He was born and educated in Argentina, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Palermo, Italy. Dr. Bunge currently directs the Children and Adolescents Psychotherapy and Technology (CAPT) Research Lab, and is Associate Director for the International Institute of Internet Interventions for Health at Palo Alto University. He has published five clinical books in three languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese), and more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters. Dr. Bunge has been teaching in the Master’s in Science program since 2013 and is highly passionate about how technology can contribute to high quality education and advancing the field of Mental Health.

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