Courses taught: PSY 101
Ron holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation was on the impact of depression on quality of life. He has published papers in the areas of suicide prevention and alternate statistical methods in Psychology. Previously, Ron has taught Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and Marylhurst University. He enjoys sharing his fascination with the human mind with his students.
Outside of teaching, two professional experiences Ron has found most fulfilling have been designing and implementing a life-skills course for high-risk probationers and parolees in Philadelphia, and conducting psychological evaluations of refugees seeking political asylum in the United States.
In addition to teaching, Ron also is a part-time math tutor, helping everyone from grade school kids to doctoral students needing help with their dissertation statistics. In his free time, Ron enjoys hiking and non-technical mountain climbing, table tennis, reading, and volunteer work with refugee youth in Portland.