Alexis O. Miranda, PhD

Oxnard campus


I’m in the 24th year of my professorial/academic career.  I have taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and business administration.  I earned a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (Georgia State University, APA-accredited).  At the Ph.D. level, I specialized in Organizational Psychology (focus on Corporate Change), and Forensic Psychology (Forensic Assessment and Crime Autopsies).  I completed two post-doctoral trainings – one in Forensic Psychology (U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta, GA, APA- accredited) and another one in Therapy at the Atlanta Network for Individual and Family Therapy (where I practiced for almost a decade as a psychotherapist).


The focus of my research is on acculturation’s effect on mental health, sexual abuse perpetrators (adult and juvenile), and leadership (corporate and academic).  My love of teaching and small, focused programs brought me out of the multiple administrative experiences I had in a few colleges and universities, and an organizational consulting career that took me all over the world.  That is, in addition to being a professor, I have been a department chair, an associate dean (research and graduate studies), an academic dean, and chief administrative officer (Vice President – mixed obligations of a provost and chief operating officer).  My consulting work related to corporate change and managerial matters.


All of the aforementioned professional experiences add to a certain perspective about the intent and purpose of an education at the graduate level.  My experiences molded a distinct educational philosophy that ends in the desire for my students to be self-aware, genuine, caring, and successful professionals.



Post-doctoral Trainings in Psychology

            Psychotherapy and Psychological Assessment, June 1994 to July 1995

            Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates, Atlanta, GA

            Forensic Assessment, June 1994 to July 1995

            Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Penitentiary – Atlanta, GA (APA accredited)

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, June 1994 (APA accredited)

            Cognates in Organizational Behavior, and Forensic Psychology

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Pre-doctoral internship at the Georgia State U. Counseling Center (APA accredited)

M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling, June 1986

            Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA


B.A., Psychology, June 1984

            Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA



Forensic Psychology

Couple and Family Therapy

Organizatinal Behavior: Corporate Change

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