Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership with emphasis in Higher Education Administration and Global Studies Seattle University 2011
Certificate Institute for Management and Leadership in Education Harvard University Graduate School of Education 2022
M.A. Counseling Psychology with emphasis in International Psychology Northwest University 2003
B.A. Psychology Northwest University 2000

Post-MA Certificate
International Community Development
Northwest University

SWK 725 Effective Leadership in the 21st Century
SWK 797 & SWK 798 Doctor of Social Work Residency & Faculty Advisor
CBSS Undergraduate Internship (PSY, SOC, ANT)
BEH Capstone
PSY322 Theories of Personality
PSY500 Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology
PSY443 Social Psychology
HED530 Introduction to College Counseling and Advising
Forensic Psychology Thesis Advising

Research Associate, Center for the Study of Human Behavior, California Baptist University
Fellow Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute, California Baptist University

Areas of Focus:
Social enterprise as a tool for community action, advocacy, and development
Ethical community engagement
Understanding the impact of globalization upon higher education, higher education curriculum, and higher education policy
Intergenerational connections and intercultural connections

Prior Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northwest University

Applied Research Methods I
Capstone in Psychology
Communication & Counseling Skills
Cultural Psychology
Dissertation Advising
History and Systems of Psychology Study Tour to Europe
Graduate Practicum in Psychology I, II, and III
Undergraduate Psychology Practicum
Undergraduate Psychology Thesis
Doctoral Research Methods II
Doctoral Research Methods III
Social Psychology

Courses Taught Via Independent Study and/or Online
Advanced Lifespan Development
Advanced Psychopathology
Psychology, Culture, and Social Justice
Biological Basis of Behavior I: Neuropsychology
Communication & Counseling Skills within Multicultural Contexts
Critical Thinking in Psychology, Culture, and Social Justice
Group Counseling
History of Psychology
Lifespan Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy
Psychology Law and Ethics
Research Methods I: Introduction
Research Methods II: Qualitative
Substance Abuse Counseling
Theories and Practice in Cultural Contexts

Director of Doctoral Dissertation and Research, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northwest University


Shoup, J.R., Hinrichs, T.W., Gustafson, J.N. (2021) Pursuing wisdom: A primer for leaders and learners. Rowman and Littlefield.

Book Chapters:

Gustafson, J. N. & Lee-Johnson, C. (2023) "Building Diverse and Inclusive Faculty Teams" in Inclusive Leadership: Equity and Belonging in Our Communities. Ed by Joanne Barnes, Michael J. Stevens, Bjørn Zakarias Ekelund, Karen Perham-Lippman. Emerald Publishing.

Gustafson, Jacqueline (2014) “The Whole Story: Revisiting the Unspoken Complexities of Adoption.” in Spirit of Adoption. Ed by Melanie Springer Mock, Martha Diede, and Jeremiah Webster. Cascade Books: OR

Selected Journal Publications:

Howard, A.R.H., Wilke, N., Roberts, M., & Gustafson, J. (2021). Participant Reflections on Short-term International Volunteering: Benefits, Concerns, and Perspective Change, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Doi:10.1080/10911359.2021.1973641

Howard, A.R.H., Wilke, N., Gustafson, J., & Roberts, M. (2021). The Best Intentions: An Examination of Current Practices in Short-Term International Service Trips Intended to Benefit Vulnerable Children and Youth, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Doi: 10.1080/10911359.2020.1866732

Gustafson, J.N., Costello, J., & Mejico, A. (2021). The Legacy Project: Students serving Hispanic older adults. Social Work and Christianity. 48(1).

Daniels, J. R., Gustafson, J.N. (2016). Faith-based institution, institutional mission, and the public good. Higher Learning Research Communications. 6(2).

Gustafson, J.N., Daniels, J.R., & Smulski, R.J. (2014). Case study: One institution's application of a multiple method assessment framework. Research & Practice in Assessment 9.

Gustafson, J.N. & Devereaux, C.E. (2013). Internationalizing the psychology curriculum: Engaging undergraduate psychology students in cultural identity exploration. International Psychology Bulletin 17(3).

Gustafson, J.N. (2013). Study abroad, student exchange, and service-learning programs: An analysis of legal issues and implications for university administrators. International Psychology Bulletin 17(1).

Gustafson, J.N. (2011). Exploring frameworks to integrate globalization, mission, & higher education: Case study inquiry at two higher education institutions in the pacific northwest (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (AAT 3472249).

Selected Presentations:

Sands, C.D. & Gustafson, J.N. (Accepted for January 2024). Developing and Delivering Globally Minded Educational Opportunities, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Kona, Hawaii.

Sands, C.D. & Gustafson, J.N. (Accepted for January 2024). Creating Conditions for Success Around Research and Scholarship at a Teaching Institution, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Kona, Hawaii.

Gustafson, J.N., Breitenbucher, P., Gaona, L. (2023, October). Harnessing Technology for Social Good: Facilitators Towards the Adoption of Technology in Child Welfare, Poster presented at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Gustafson. J.N, & Lee-Johnson, C. (2023). Building Diverse and Inclusive Faculty Teams: Practices in Inclusive Leadership in Higher Education, International Leadership Association (ILA), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gustafson, J.N. (2023). Book Talk: Inclusive Leadership: Equity and Belonging in Our Communities: International Leadership Association (ILA), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gustafson. J.N, & Lee-Johnson, C. (2023). ILA Leadership Perspectives: Inclusive Leadership: Equity and Belonging in Our Communities International Leadership Association (ILA). (Webinar).

Gustafson, J.N. Sands, C. D. (2023). Collaborative Approaches to Doing and Teaching Leadership: Lessons from the 21st Century Classroom, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shoup, J.R., Gustafson, J.N., Gonzalez, N., Hinrichs, T.W. (2022). Accelerating the Acquisition of Wisdom: How to Get Wisdom Sooner Than Later and Before It Is Too Late International Leadership Association (ILA), Washington, DC.

Shoup, J.R., Hinrichs, T.W., Gustafson, J.N. (2022) ILA Leadership Perspectives: A Primer on How To Understand, Acquire, Practice, And Teach Wisdom International Leadership Association (ILA). (Webinar).

Shoup, J.R., Hinrichs, T.W., Gustafson, J.N. (2021) Pursuing Wisdom: How to Understand, Acquire, Practice & Teach Wisdom, Dr. Paul and Annie Kienel Leadership Institute California Baptist University.

Shoup, J.R., Hinrichs, T.W., Gustafson, J.N. (2021) Reimagining Wisdom: Becoming Especially Skilled at Living and Leading, International Leadership Association (ILA). (Virtual Presenter).

Minesinger, K., Putulowski, J., Gustafson, J.N., Breitenbucher, P. (2021). A Qualitative Examination of Effective Marketing Strategies in Light of Current Trends to Support Social Enterprises, Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA). (Presenter).

Daniels, J., Gustafson, J., Thomas, B. (2020). Leading at the Edge, International Leadership Association (ILA), REMOTE. (Presenter).

Gustafson, J.N., Breitenbucher, P., Minesinger, K., Larsen, J. (2020). Dare to Change the World, National Association of Social Workers, REMOTE. (Presenter)

Gustafson, J.N., Breitenbucher, P. (2019). Social Enterprise for Poverty Alleviation: A Tool for Social Work. MSW Lectureship, Riverside, CA.

Gustafson, J.N., (2019). Empathy versus Sympathy? Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation Anti-Bullying Keynote Address, Riverside CA.

Gustafson, J.N. (2019). Courage in the Midst. GRAD TALKS, Riverside CA.

Gustafson, J.N., Costello, J., Mejico, A. (2019). Legacy Project: Intergenerational Connections in the Historic Community of Casa Blanca. Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, D.C.

Gustafson, J.N. (2018). The Science and Art of Empathy: The Core Executive Soft Skills, CBU Leadership Institute, Riverside, CA.

Gustafson, J.N. (2018). Global Leadership Lessons: In Support of Flourishing Communities, Global Leadership Lecture, Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

Gustafson, J.N and Daniels, J., (2018) Community Service and Global Engagement: Historic Foundations, Contemporary Applications, CCCU Forum, Dallas, TX.

Gustafson, J.N. (2016) International Service: Ethics, Pitfalls, and Best Practices in Host Locations at NAFSA Region XII, Palm Dessert, CA.

Gustafson, J.N. (2015). Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum. Presented at NAFSA Region XII, Honolulu, HI.

Gustafson, J.N. (2014). Beyond globalization. Presented at Faith and Society at Northwest University.

Hanson, S. E. & Gustafson, J.N. (2013). Life with Facebook: A qualitative look. Presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention in Reno, Nevada.

Gustafson, J.N. (2012). Globalization, Mission, and Higher Education: A Critical Nexus. Presented at the Alliance for AG Higher Education Conference in Springfield, Missouri.

Gustafson, J.N. (2005). Psychology, culture, and social justice: An integrated curriculum. Presented at the 30th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gustafson, J.N. (2004). Curriculum development for health professions: Integration of health, culture, and social justice. Presented at the International Congress of Christian
Physicians, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Selected Research:

Lab Director, Principles and Practices of Just Engagement, Center for the Study of Human Behavior (California Baptist University) -2019-Present

Principal Investigator (California Baptist University) Legacy Project - 2018- 2020

Research Team Member (Columbia University Teacher’s College)
College Educational Quality Project - 2014 and 2015

Lead Researcher (Seattle University) Case Study Inquiry at Two Higher Education Institutions in the Pacific Northwest – 2010

Research Team Lead (Northwest University) Six Year Longitudinal Ethnographic Study, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2000-2006

I have been an active member of church communities since my youth. Most recently, my church involvement has included serving on our church board and volunteering in community outreach initiatives.

My family and I attend and serve in ministries at Cross Word Christian Church in Moreno Valley, CA.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Partner of the Year, 2020

Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, Community Partner of the Year, 2019

100 Black Men of the Inland Empire, Community Partner of the Year, 2018

Honorary Sigma Chi Pi Award, Distinguished Alumni Award, Northwest University, 2015

Community Service:
Chair and Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters Inland Empire (2022-Present)
Board of Trustees, The Life Church (2020-Present)
Board of Trustees, Olive Crest Inland Region (2019-Present)
Vice-Chair and Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters Inland Empire (2014-2022)
Vice-Chair, Steering Committee, Social & Human Services, Leadership Riverside (2019-2023)

Road trips
Social Enterprise & Ethical Consumption
Orphan Prevention and Care

Everyone will know you as My followers if you demonstrate your love to others.
John 13:35

There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge. That is curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others. That is vanity.
There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve – That is love.
Bernard of Clairvaux

You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.
Brene Brown

Teaching and Learning Philosophy:
I believe that teaching and learning is dynamic, collaborative, and multi-method. The student teacher relationship is symbiotic, each learning from the other, and characterized by respect and mutuality. As a teacher, I view my role as one of an informed guide, rather than an all knowing expert. Furthermore, teaching and learning does not occur only through formal education. Instead, we learn as we interact and engage our environments. As such, I strive to create learning environments that are dynamic, diverse, and engaging – relying upon a variety of teaching techniques and modalities.

My philosophy of education is based upon these premises: a) my purpose is to serve God and to actively exemplify His love and justice in the world and b) Christian higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to prepare graduates, personally and professionally, in the pursuit of love and justice.