About Me

"Foster a healthy curiosity about yourself, others, and the world so that your life remains interesting, enjoyable, and fulfilling" - Susan Thomas


I am part-time faculty in the Psychology Department. I have several years of teaching behind me, having taught: group facilitators, high school students, college students, and junior high school students.

I am also a consultant and trainer who has facilitated, trained and taught a variety of groups and individuals over the past 20 years. My specific area of expertise is in interpersonal interaction, including topics of: communication, problem solving, values clarification, leadership, stress management, team building, and conflict resolution. I am particularly sensitive to multicultural issues, having lived, worked, and taught abroad.

In addition, I have also worked in event planning, mediation, and mental health counseling. I hold a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in Chicago.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2020

31616PSYC 21Experimental Methods in Psychology and Behavioral Science
35658PSYC 1465ZDevelopmental Aspects of Psychology

Fall 2019

02137PSYC 162ZGeneral Psychology
02146PSYC 91Psychology of Human Relationships and Normal Adjustment

Faculty Info

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas





  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • B.A. Psychology, University of CA, Santa Barbara
  • B.A. Sociology, University of CA, Santa Barbara

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Please email me to set an appointment.

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