Graduate Studies Programs

Simpson University offers the following master's programs and teaching credential programs (single or multi-subject).

Staff

  • Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Kim Snow

    Kim Snow - Enrollment Counselor for Graduate Programs

    ksnow@simpsonu.edu
    530.226.4633

  • School of Education Office Staff
  • Cherlyn Chairez - Education Program Specialist

    cchairez@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4113


    Georgia MacMillan - Credential Analysts

    gmacmillan@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4942


    Hilary Bingham - Education Program Coordinator

    hbingham@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4109


    Julie Crummett - Distance Learning Coordinator

    jcrummett@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4747

  • MACP Staff
  • Addie Jackson

    Adeline (Addie) Jackson, Ed.D., LMFT
    Dean, School of Graduate Professional Studies

    ajackson@simpsonu.edu
    530.226.4788

    Ms. Jackson received her BS in behavioral science from University of La Verne and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She is a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership from Argosy University/Hawaii. She is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the State of Hawaii, holds clinical membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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    Adeline is an Associate Member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and clinical membership in the National Council on Family Relations. She has been a certified substance abuse counselor, an EAP professional and has over 20 years' experience working in various clinical settings including hospital-based behavioral health, community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and private practice. Her academic career spans over 12 years.


    Patricia Shealy

    Dr. Patricia Shealy, Ph.D.
    Academic Program Director, School of Graduate Professional Studies

    pshealy@simpsonu.edu

    Dr. Patricia (Patsy) Shealy received her M.A. from California State University, Northridge in Educational Psychology, Psychology and Guidance and Counseling and her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology.

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    She has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in California for more than 20 years and has been a clinical supervisor of practicum students and both master’s and doctoral level interns. She is a clinical member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. She was born in the US but raised in Germany until she returned to the US to attend college in Florida. She has conducted qualitative phenomenological research on the experience of being raised in the military.


    Addie Jackson

    Jill Kendrick
    Program Coordinator

    jkendrick@simpsonu.edu
    530.226.4767

  • Tozer Staff

Faculty

  • School of Education Faculty
  • Full-Time Faculty

    Glee Brooks

    Glee Brooks, Ed.D.

    gbrooks@simpsonu.edu
    Dean, School of Education
    Associate Professor of Education

    B.A., University of Northern Colorado
    M.A., Pacific University
    M.A., St. Mary’s College
    Ed.D., University of Southern California

    Richard Harris

    Richard K. Harris, Ed.D.

    rharris@simpsonu.edu
    Professor of Education
    B.A., Seattle Pacific University
    M.A., University of Redlands
    Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

    Ron McGraw

    Ronald K. McGraw, Ed.D.

    rmcgraw@simpsonu.edu
    Assistant Professor of Education
    B.S., Butler University
    M.A.E., Ball State University
    Ed.D., Ball State University

    Richard Harris

    Paul Jones, Ed.D.

    pjones@simpsonu.edu
    B.A., Sonoma State University
    M.A., California State University, Chico
    Ed.D., University of Southern California

    Carol Wertz

    Carol Wertz, Ed.D.

    cwertz@simpsonu.edu
    Associate Professor of Education
    Project EXTRA Director

    B.S., Central Michigan University
    M.A., Sonoma State University
    Ed.D., University of Southern California


    Adjunct Faculty

    David Alexander, Ed.D.

    dalexander@simpsonu.edu
    B.S., Humbolt State University
    Ed.D., University of LaVerne

    Tom Forbes, Ed.D.

    tforbes@simpsonu.edu
    B.A., California State University, Humboldt
    M.A., California State University, Humboldt
    Ed.D., University of Southern California

    Joseph D. Funderburg, M.S.

    jfunderburg@simpsonu.edu
    B.S., Southern Oregon University
    M.S., Southern Oregon University

    Matt Garrett, M.A.

    mgarrett@simpsonu.edu
    B.A., California State University, San Bernardino
    M.A., Simpson University
    NBCT

    Diane Kempley, Ed.D.

    dkempley@simpsonu.edu
    B.A., California State University Chico
    M.A., Simpson University
    Ph.D., University of Southern California Los Angeles

    Cindy O'Leary, M.A.

    coleary@simpsonu.edu
    B.A., University of LaVerne
    M.A., Rhode Island College

    David Peek, M.S.

    dpeek@simpsonu.edu
    B.S., Humboldt State University
    M.S., California State University Chico

    Al Rocca, Ph.D.

    arocca@simpsonu.edu
    B.A., California State University, San Jose
    M.A., California State University, San Jose
    Ph.D., University of California, Davis

  • MACP Faculty
  • Danielle Beck, Ph.D.

    dbeck@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4639

    Dr. Danielle Beck is a developmental psychologist who joined Simpson University's faculty in 2008. Her broad research interest includes the development of executive function in young children.

    Dr. Beck also coordinates and conducts research projects with undergraduate psychology students.



    Rebecca Carter

    Rebecca Carter , M.A., L.M.F.T.

    rcarter@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4712

    Rebecca Carter is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California who joined Simpson University's faculty in 2012. She has held several positions in higher education over the past ten years including Adjunct Instructor in the areas of Ministry and Psychology, Wellness Outreach Coordinator, Mental Health Counselor, Coordinator for Disability Services, Career Center Coordinator, Career Counselor, Assistant Athletic Coach, and Student Services Director.

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    Rebecca’s areas of clinical interest include eating disorders, survivors of abuse, emergent adult issues (individuation and differentiation), couples’ issues, and the integration of Christianity and psychology.


    Addie Jackson

    Adeline (Addie) Jackson, Ed.D., LMFT
    Dean, School of Graduate Professional Studies

    ajackson@simpsonu.edu
    530.226.4788

    Ms. Jackson received her BS in behavioral science from University of La Verne and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She is a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership from Argosy University/Hawaii. She is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the State of Hawaii, holds clinical membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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    Adeline is an Associate Member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and clinical membership in the National Council on Family Relations. She has been a certified substance abuse counselor, an EAP professional and has over 20 years' experience working in various clinical settings including hospital-based behavioral health, community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and private practice. Her academic career spans over 12 years.


    Lisa Jellison

    Lisa Jellison, MA, LMFT

    Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development in 2004 from UC Davis. Lisa returned to Redding, Ca. and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University. Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and currently works at a local non-profit agency and her private practice. Lisa specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, couples, and children's issues.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. 

    Lisa is also a Clinical Supervisor. Lisa is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, both state and local chapters.


    Brandy Liebscher

    Brandy Liebscher, Psy.D.

    bliebscher@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4638

    Dr. Brandy Liebscher is a licensed psychologist who joined Simpson University's faculty in 2002. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings and completed a postdoctoral residency in which she received specialized training in the treatment of children and families.

    In addition to chairing the university's Psychology Department, Dr. Liebscher also has a private practice in which she provides psychotherapy for children and adults, with an emphasis on mood and behavioral disorders.

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    Her areas of interest and study include child psychology, domestic violence, and the integration of psychology and Christianity.

    Kimberley McKinney

    Kimberley McKinney, MA, MFTI

    Ms. McKinney is a Certified Addictions Specialist and a registered marriage and family therapist intern. She earned her BA degree in psychology from Simpson University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from National University. She is currently completing her internship hours working as a mental health consultant and social-emotional specialist. She has experience conducting mental health and behavioral assessments in schools and social service agencies and in providing psychotherapy with children, adults, families, and groups.

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    She has extensive experience working in the field of addictions recovery, providing psycho-education, individual, and group therapy. She has been a trainer on various mental health topics and a consultant for teachers and parents of children ages 0-5 years.


    Patrick O'Leary

    Patrick O'Leary, MA, LMFT

    Mr. O'Leary is a California licensed marriage and family therapist who also holds a Pupil Personnel School Credential, and is a credentialed school counselor in California. He earned a master of arts in marriage and family therapy and a master of science in pastoral counseling from California Christian Institute (now Trinity Christian Academy). He earned his pupil personnel school credential from Cal State San Bernardino University. He is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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    His clinical experience includes working in community mental health, counseling in K-12 school settings, teaching, private practice, and county mental health. He has been a public speaker on topics including parenting, issues of children and adolescents, pre-marital, marital, and divorce. He is experienced working with chronically mentally ill individuals, and with families, adults, and couples, and in providing group and individual supervision for trainees and interns. Other areas of expertise include critical incident debriefing and crisis response therapy.



    • Bob Boyle, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    • Hallie Herbert, MA, LMFT
    • Christina Newton, MA, LMFT
  • Tozer Faculty