Cynthia L. Jew

Cynthia L. Jew, Ph.D.

Professor, Counselor Education Department
(805) 493-3692
SBET 224

Office Hours: By Apt.


Professor Jew is a full time faculty member in the Counselor Education Department in the Graduate School of Education at Calfornia Lutheran University.  

Her most recent work is in the field of Cultural Proficiency in Higher Education. She continues to work to facilitate conversatations that inform the "best practices" for school-university partnerships. She has co-author two of Corwin books on Cultural Proficiency.  Dr. Jew has presented at many professional conferences on Cultural Proficiency.

She has served as a school psychologist at several schools in Colorado and as an assistant professor of education at Tennessee State University, Kent State, University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Redlands.

In her addition to her work as a psychologist, she serves as a Consultant to the Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School.  She has held the position of the Program Coordinator for the School Counseling and PPS Credential Program at the University of Redlands. She was also Project Director for the development of the school psychology program.

Dr. Jew is also an Episcopal Priest and Pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal and Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Paula CA.


  • B.A., University of Colorado at Denver
  • M.A., University of Colorado
  • Ph.D., University of Denver
  • Episcopal Priest (Ordained Feb 2011)


  • Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist
  • Research Expertise and Interest include Resiliency, Family Systems and Cultural Diversity
  • Author of the Resiliency Skills and Abilities Scale
  • Current Research projects include work with Cochlear Implant users


  • Co-Author of the Culturally Proficiency Inquiry:A Lens for Identifying and Examining Educational Gaps 
  • Co-Author of the Culturally Proficient Inclusive Schools:  All Means All