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


Shawn Curtis


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 […]


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 […]


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John Postma



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Maggie Seibel


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 […]


Tabitha Turowski

Tabitha 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 finishing my Ph.D. in social psychology and conducting research on happiness and time perception. I currently teach general psychology, social psychology, and research methods. Outside the classroom, I can be found doing yoga, hiking, bouldering, […]


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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:

    B.A: Central Washington University, History/Education; M.Ed: Central Washington University, Social Science; Doctorate: Washington State University, 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 have a sense of practical application in their own […]