Faculty

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Carol Anderson

Department Chair


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Virginia Bridwell

Dean of Social Sciences


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Michael Brislawn


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Shawn Curtis

  • Email: shawncurtis@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2401
  • Office Location: Mailstop D200A

  • Bio:

    Shawn teaches Abnormal Psychology and is also affiliated with the Criminal Justice program.


Deepti Karkhanis

Deepti Karkhanis, Ph.D.

  • Email: deepti.karkhanis@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2613
  • Office Location: D110K

  • Bio:

    I was born and raised in northern India. I received my B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Delhi University. I moved to the U.S. in 2007, and received my 2nd M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University, VA. I started teaching as a graduate student and found it to be a very …more about Deepti Karkhanis, Ph.D.


Ilona Pitkanen

Ilona Pitkänen, Ph.D.

  • Email: ilona.pitkanen@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2706
  • Office Location: D200F

  • Bio:

    I received my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. My dissertation research focused on looking at what happens in the brain when people learn and forget a foreign language. My interests are diverse, but I am particularly interested in various neuroscience topics, such …more about Ilona Pitkänen, Ph.D.


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John Postma

  • Email: jpostma@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2715
  • Office Location: D200B

  • Bio:

    John teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.


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Steffi Schrepfer, Ph.D.

  • Email: sschrepf@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2611
  • Office Location: Mailstop D110

  • Bio:

    Steffi teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Psychology of Sex and Gender.


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Maggie Seibel

  • Email: mseibel@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.5731
  • Office Location: D110I

  • Bio:

    Maggie teaches Lifespan Psychology and Personality.


Jill Seiver

Jillene Grover Seiver, Ph.D.

  • Email: jseiver@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.5106
  • Office Location: Eastern WA University House 1

  • Bio:

     Jill Seiver earned her PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of New Mexico.  She is currently involved in research projects which focus on memory, bilingualism, decision making about sexual behaviors, and socialization of homeschooled students.  Her main teaching topics are Introductory Psychology, Lifespan Development, Human Sexuality, and Research Methods, but she enjoys teaching every …more about Jillene Grover Seiver, Ph.D.


Tabitha Turowski

Tabitha Kirkland Turowski

  • Email: tabitha.turowski@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2329
  • Office Location: D100A

  • Bio:

    I received my B.A. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and my M.A. in social psychology from (THE) Ohio State University. I am currently finishing my Ph.D. in social psychology and conducting research on happiness and time perception. I love teaching General Psychology, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. I live in Seattle with my husband and cats. Outside …more about Tabitha Kirkland Turowski


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Julia Wales


Dennis Wanamaker

Dennis L. Wanamaker, Ph.D.

  • Email: dwanamak@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425.564.2336
  • Office Location: D100B

  • Bio:

    I received my B.A from Central Washington University in History/Education, my M.Ed from Central Washington University in Social Science, and my Ph.D. from Washington State University in Educational/Clinical Psychology. I enjoy teaching Psychology with a general, interdisciplinary approach incorporating methodologies from other disciplines. As a result of studying the principles of Psychology, I want my students to …more about Dennis L. Wanamaker, Ph.D.