Faculty

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Deepti Karkhanis, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty – Program Chair

Biography:

Deepti Karkhanis is a Sr. Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Bellevue College, WA. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology from Delhi University in India, and her Doctoral degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is a developmental psychologist whose teaching interests include Lifespan …more about Deepti Karkhanis, Ph.D.


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Carol Anderson, M.S.

Full-Time Faculty

Biography:

I’m Carol Anderson and I have been teaching full-time at Bellevue College since 2007. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington after completing my AAS degree at Edmonds Community College. From there, I earned my master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington’s College of Education, and, after that, …more about Carol Anderson, M.S.


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Jennifer Parada, M.A.

Tenure-track Full-Time Faculty

Biography:

Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, Tacoma and a master’s degree in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University. She has conducted both quantitative and qualitative research examining psychological and social factors that influence our responses to stress, and applied research on cognition and decision-making following stressful experiences. In the …more about Jennifer Parada, M.A.


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Leo Kiralla, M.A.

Tenure-track Full-Time Faculty

Biography:

I was born and raised in southern California. I have a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, an M.A. in History from California State University Los Angeles, and an M.A. in Psychology from Seattle University. I have been teaching for 16 years and I am a licensed therapist in private practice in Seattle. My research interests …more about Leo Kiralla, M.A.


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Ilona Pitkänen, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

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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Jillene Grover Seiver, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

 Jill Seiver earned her Ph.D. 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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John Postma, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

Prof. Postma teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Psychology of Sex and Gender at BC campus.


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Maggie Seibel, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

​B.S. in Psychology and Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. ​M.A. in Counseling Psychology with concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle. Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. Prof. Seibel teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, Positive Psychology and Theories of Personality.


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Aron Gerhart

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

Aron Gerhart received a Ph.D. in General Psychology and M.S. in Psychology (with a concentration in psychometrics) in 2016 and 2005, respectively. His courses include–but are not limited to–Fundamentals of Psychological Research. His research has traditionally focused on psychometrics (viz., vis-à-vis the various Wechsler scales) and applied cognition (e.g., incidental learning, pedagogy, etc.), and he …more about Aron Gerhart


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Madhura Sohani, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

Madhura has a master’s in Psychology and three years of research experience in working on the project ‘Effects of Prospective Memory and Aging on Medical adherence’. She enjoys teaching Introduction to Psychology. Her teaching philosophy is aimed at making the classroom material as applicable to real-life situations as possible. She believes in having an interactive …more about Madhura Sohani, M.A.


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Celeste Lonson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and my B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. My doctoral research focused on the role of autobiographical memory in identity development across the lifespan. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, knitting/crochet, video games, taking naps with my two …more about Celeste Lonson, Ph.D.


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Janelle Tarasewicz, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

Janelle received her B.A. in Communication from the University of Southern California and her M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She’s been an adjunct psychology instructor since 2008, teaching both General Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.


Last Updated April 27, 2022