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Faculty Listing - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences engages students in cutting-edge scholarship to better understand the world through understanding people – their beliefs, stories, cultures, organizations, friends, family, thoughts, hopes, feelings, and actions. Our synergistic blend of academic disciplines, perspectives, and methods enhances the capacity to tackle problems, intimate and large-scale, and to improve lives in local and global communities. Over fifty research-active faculty lead a dozen undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, including internationally-recognized programs in Social Justice & Human Rights, Forensic Psychology, and Social Technologies. From day one, our students are at the front-line of research and innovation, conducting experiments within high-tech psychology, social media, and gaming labs. Through these hands-on research experiences and small-classroom teaching, they gain perspective, context, and skills that they will carry throughout their lives, wherever they’ll take on the world.

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Faculty Associate
Senior Lecturer
Scott Barclay
School Director, Professor

Scott Barclay's research project explores the interplay of political, demographic, and social movement factors that influence the deployment of law. He has a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University..

Robert Beattey

Robert A. Beattey, Jr. is an attorney and clinical forensic psychologist. He is a Lecturer in Forensic and Legal Psychology in the Program on Law and Behavioral Science.

Natasha Behl
Assistant Professor

Dr. Behl's areas of expertise are Gender and Politics; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Democracy and Citizenship; Indian Politics; Feminist and Interpretive Methodology; Sikhs and Sikh Diaspora.

Faculty Associate
Audra Buras
Faculty Associate

I was born & raised in Arizona, however, the beach was calling so I relocated to California. I have always been impassioned with social causes, comm & tech. I love teaching & working to bring students the best data possible.

Mary Burleson
Associate Professor

Mary H. Burleson is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience program) from Arizona State University in 1994. Her postdoctoral training was at Ohio State University in t

Catalina Cayetano

Catalina Cayetano, M.A. is an instructor for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and a doctoral candidate in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.

Laura Clemons

Dr. Clemons possesses a PhD in counseling psychology (ASU), MA/EdM in counseling psychology/counseling (Columbia University) and a BA in psychology (Yale University). Dr. Clemons research addresses counselor training.