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

Fall 2019

02137PSYC 162ZGeneral Psychology
21801PSYC 21Experimental Methods in Psychology and Behavioral Science
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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