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Carol Anderson

Department Chair


Carol received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Washington and her M.S. from Western Washington University. She frequently teaches General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Social Psychology.

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Virginia Bridwell

Dean of Social Sciences


Virginia received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Alaska. Although her primary responsibilities at the college are as Dean of the Social Science Division, she also teaches Physiological Psychology.

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Michael Brislawn


Mike teaches General Psychology.

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Shawn Curtis


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

Deepti Karkhanis

Deepti Karkhanis, Ph.D.


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.

Tabitha Kirkland

Tabitha Kirkland, Ph.D. (Turowski)


I’m a California native and have also lived in Hawaii, Colorado, and Ohio. I earned my BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and my MA and PhD in social psychology from The Ohio State University, where my research focused on understanding the dynamic nature of human emotions and emotional dispositions, particularly happiness. I joined the BC …more about Tabitha Kirkland, Ph.D. (Turowski)

Ilona Pitkanen

Ilona Pitkänen, Ph.D.


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


John teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. He also serves as the faculty adviser of the Psychology Club.

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Steffi Schrepfer, Ph.D.


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

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Maggie Seibel


Maggie teaches Lifespan Psychology and Personality.

Jill Seiver

Jillene Grover Seiver, Ph.D.


 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.

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Julia Wales


Julia teaches General Psychology online.

Dennis Wanamaker

Dennis L. Wanamaker, Ph.D.


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.