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Jacqueline Gustafson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Dean of School of Behavioral Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 552-8372
E-mail: jgustafson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 115
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership with a dual Cognate in Higher Education Administration and Global Studies Seattle University 2011
Post-MA Certificate International Community Development Northwest University 2008
M.A. Counseling Psychology Northwest University 2003
B.A. Psychology Northwest University 2000

Courses Taught

PSY322 Theories of Personality
PSY500 Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology
PSY443 Social Psychology
HED530 Introduction to College Counseling and Advising
SBS Undergradaute Internship (PSY, SOC, ANT)
Forensic Psychology Thesis Advising


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

International Higher Education
Program Development
Assessment and Accreditation
Qualitative Research
Global Child Rights


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northwest University

Applied Research Methods I 2011, 2012, 2013
Capstone in Psychology 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Communication & Counseling Skills 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Cultural Psychology 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Dissertation Advising 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
History and Systems of Psychology Study Tour to Europe 2011, 2012, 2013
Graduate Practicum in Psychology I, II, and III 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Undergraduate Psychology Practicum 2012
Undergraduate Psychology Thesis 2012
Doctoral Research Methods II 2011, 2012, 2014
Doctoral Research Methods III 2011, 2012, 2014
Social Psychology 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Courses Taught Via Independent Study and/or Online
Advanced Lifespan Development 2006, 2009, 2010
Advanced Psychopathology 2005
Psychology, Culture, and Social Justice 2005
Biological Basis of Behavior I: Neuropsychology 2005
Communication & Counseling Skills within Multicultural Contexts 2011
Critical Thinking in Psychology, Culture, and Social Justice 2005, 2010, 2012
Group Counseling 2009, 2010, 2011
History of Psychology 2004, 2005
Lifespan Psychology 2004, 2005, 2006
Marriage and Family Therapy 2004
Psychology Law and Ethics 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011
Research Methods I: Introduction 2005, 2012
Research Methods II: Qualitative 2005
Substance Abuse Counseling 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011
Theories and Practice in Cultural Contexts 2005

Director of Doctoral Dissertation and Research, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northwest University, 2012-2014


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Journal Publications:

Daniels, J. R., Gustafson, J.N. (2015). Faith-based institution, institutional mission, and the public good. Higher Learning Research Communications. 6(2).

Gustafson, J.N., Daniels, J.R., & Smulski, R.J. (2014). Case study: One institution's application of a multiple method assessment framework. Research & Practice in Assessment 9.

Gustafson, J.N. & Devereaux, C.E. (2013). Internationalizing the psychology curriculum: Engaging undergraduate psychology students in cultural identity exploration. International Psychology Bulletin 17(3).

Gustafson, J.N. (2013). Study abroad, student exchange, and service-learning programs: An analysis of legal issues and implications for university administrators. International Psychology Bulletin 17(1).

Book Chapter:
Gustafson, Jacqueline (2014) “The Whole Story: Revisiting the Unspoken Complexities of
Adoption.” in Spirit of Adoption. Ed by Melanie Springer Mock, Martha Diede, and Jeremiah Webster. Cascade Books: OR

Gustafson, J.N. (2011). Exploring frameworks to integrate globalization, mission, & higher education: Case study inquiry at two higher education institutions in the pacific northwest (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (AAT 3472249).


Gustafson, J.N. (2015). Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum. Presented at NAFSA Region XII, Honolulu, HI.

Gustafson, J.N. (2014). Beyond globalization. Presented at Faith and Society at Northwest University.

Hanson, S. E. & Gustafson, J.N. (2013). Life with Facebook: A qualitative look. Presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention in Reno, Nevada.

Gustafson, J.N. (2012). Globalization, Mission, and Higher Education: A Critical Nexus. Presented at the Alliance for AG Higher Education Conference in Springfield, Missouri.

Gustafson, J.N. (2005). Psychology, culture, and social justice: An integrated curriculum. Presented at the 30th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gustafson, J.N. (2004). Curriculum development for health professions: Integration of health, culture, and social justice. Presented at the International Congress of Christian
Physicians, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Primary Research:
Research Team Member (Columbia University Teacher’s College)
College Educational Quality Project - 2014 and 2015

Lead Researcher (Seattle University) Case Study Inquiry at Two Higher Education Institutions in the Pacific Northwest – 2010

Research Team Lead (Northwest University) Six Year Longitudinal Ethnographic Study, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2000-2006


Church Membership & Activities

I have been an active member of church communities since my youth. Most recently, my church involvement has included small group leadership and support of local and global service initiatives.

My family and I attend and serve in ministries at Sandals Church (Baptist) in Riverside, CA.


Community Service & Involvement

Community Service:
Leadership Riverside (current)
Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters Inland Empire (2014-Present)
Elected Representative, School Site Council, Washington Elementary School (RUSD) (2014-2016)
Literacy Volunteer, Washington Elementary School (RUSD) (2014-Present)
Member, Parent Teacher Association (RUSD) (2014-Present)
Volunteer, Sandals Church (2014-Present)

Scholarly Service:
Eurasian Journal of Educational Research – Peer Reviewer (2013-current)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities – Peer Evaluator (2013-current)

American Psychological Association, Division 52 – Convention Peer Reviewer (2013-current)

Instructor, Family Wellness Associates (2008- current)

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Psychology Division (APA)
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Western Psychological Association


Interests & Hobbies

International Travel
Road trips
Orphan Prevention and Care
Creation Care


Personal Philosophy

Everyone will know you as My followers if you demonstrate your love to others.
John 13:35

There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge. That is curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others. That is vanity.
There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve – That is love.
Bernard of Clairvaux

You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.
Brene Brown

Teaching and Learning Philosophy:
I believe that teaching and learning is dynamic, collaborative, and multi-method. The student teacher relationship is symbiotic, each learning from the other, and characterized by respect and mutuality. As a teacher, I view my role as one of an informed guide, rather than an all knowing expert. Furthermore, teaching and learning does not occur only through formal education. Instead, we learn as we interact and engage our environments. As such, I strive to create learning environments that are dynamic, diverse, and engaging – relying upon a variety of teaching techniques and modalities.

My philosophy of education is based upon these premises: a) my purpose is to serve God and to actively exemplify His love and justice in the world and b) Christian higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to prepare graduates, personally and professionally, in the pursuit of love and justice.