Jodie Kocur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Kocur is the newest faculty member to join the psychology department at Cal Lutheran. Dr. Kocur completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University and focused her clinical training on therapy and assessment with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Kocur completed a clinical internship at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks prior to coming to CLU where she was a therapist for children with special needs. She is currently working on completing the requirements for her licensure as a psychologist. Dr. Kocur's research interests include the developmental origins of the experience and expression of anger, the impact of parental physical aggression on children, and the transition to post-secondary education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She runs a research team for students interested in working with her on these topics, but also enjoys mentoring students on their own research studies within the areas of developmental, clinical, or counseling psychology. Dr. Kocur came to CLU because of the school's strong emphasis on teaching and mentoring students. At CLU, she is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Club and also serves as the Assistant Director for the First Year Experience Program.
Ph.D. in Psychology, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
M.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University- Fort Collins, CO
B.A. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Pepperdine University- Malibu, CA
Dr. Kocur teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment, and Child and Adolescent Development.