Researchers and Research Assistants


Veola VazquezVeola Vazquez, PhD
Dr. Vazquez's specific research interests include interracial relationships, parenting of mixed race children and the development of virtues within varied cultural contexts. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at CBU.
Curriculum Vitae





Research Assistants

Roy SorbelRoy Sorbel, B.S.
Roy is currently a doctoral student enrolled in CBU’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program. 
Roy is new to the behavioral sciences. His undergraduate career was mainly in biology, but he has experience with psychosocial projects. He states, “I find interest in most things and I am looking to expand my knowledge.”






Isabel OteroJaimee Stutz, M.A.
Jaimee is currently a doctoral student enrolled in CBU’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program. Jaimee completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with focuses on criminal justice and history from York College, Nebraska in 2016. In 2018, she earned her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from California Baptist University. As a master’s student, Jaimee completed a thesis studying public perceptions of female sex offenders and presented her research at the Western Psychological Association in Portland, Oregon in 2018. Her research interests include: paraphilic disorders, sexual deviancy, sex offenders, child abuse, sexual homicide, personality disorders, forensic psychology, and police psychology.


Research Interests

  • Impact of racism on interracial marriages
  • Race-related coping vs. religious coping
  • Parenting mixed-race children
  • Role of forgiveness in coping with racism
  • Forgiveness processes among ethnic minorities
  • Role of forgiveness and micro-aggressions
  • Development of cultural humility in children
  • Resilience of cultural minorities and wisdom
  • Spiritual disciplines and resilience among cultural minorities