Dr. Charles R. Billings
Chair, Department of Counseling Psychology
Dr. Matthew Davis
Department of Psychology
Dr. Davis earned his doctoral degree in the interdisciplinary field of social ecology with a focus on both social psychology and on the geological processes that create earthquakes and volcanoes. His dissertation focused on how residents of southern California perceive the threat posed by earthquake hazards.
Other research projects include the study of hazard awareness for tsunami risks in Northern California, risk perception for volcanic hazards at Mt. Etna and Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, and the study of volcanic hazards at Mt. Rainier in Washington. Dr. Davis teaches a seminar titled "Human Response to Natural Disasters."
Dr. Robin Gayle
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Department of Counseling Psychology
Dr. Gayle's areas of specialization include: brief and long-term psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families; crisis intervention; cross-cultural counseling; group psychotherapy; group process consultation; self-esteem in girls; pre-adolescent social issues; religious crisis; women’s issues; and Gestalt therapy.
Dr. Joanie Gillispie
Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
Dr. Gillispie is co-author of "Cyber Rules: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet" (WW Norton, 2006). This guide for clinicians, educators, and parents is comprehensive look at the social, psychological, and global impact of the Internet and its associated technology and media. Dr. Gillispie, who teaches Lifespan Development at Dominican, is president of the Marin County Psychological Association. She also has written a chapter in the second edition of "Psychology and the Internet" (Academic Press). The chapter is titled “Cyber Shrinks: Expanding the Paradigm."
Dr. LeeAnn Bartolini
Co-Chair, Department of Psychology