Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
CA Licensed Psychologist, # PSY16736

Office Phone: (951) 552-8627
Office Location: James 117
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University 1998
M.A. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University 1995
B.A. Psychology-Spanish California Baptist College 1993
  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Psychology
    Psychology and Christian Thought
    Lifespan Development
    Child Development
    Adolescent Development
    Psychological Testing/Tests & Measurements
    Practicum Supervision
    Theories of Counseling
    Human Growth and Development
    Advanced Psychopathology
    Treatment Concerns of Interethnic & Interfaith Families

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Interracial Relationships
    Child Abuse and Child Welfare

  • Teaching Experience

    Biola University (1998-2003)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    Bahadur, M., Bonafiglia, C., Martinez, A., and Vazquez, V. “A single-session consultation model for children and families coping with cancer.” California Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. 1999.

    Vazquez, V. “Black-white interracial marriage: Trends, pressures, and clinical implications.” Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. 1999.

    Vazquez, V. “Parent education: Teaching someone who hasn't been parented.” California Department of Social Services' Fathers, Families & Communities Conference, San Francisco, CA. 1999.

    Vazquez, V., & Cimbora, D.M. “Building stability and character in the family.” National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership’s Women of Excellence Conference, Long Beach, CA. 2000.

    Vazquez, V., Kraetz, F., & Garcia, D. “Family conversations: Discipline.” Biola University Salt and Light Symposium, La Mirada, CA. 2001.

    "The Nickel Nuisance" - faith-based, illustrated novel for children ages 8-12. First book in The Coin Chronicles series.

    "The Penny Predicament" -faith-based, illustrated novel for children ages 8-12. Second book in The Coin Chronicles series.

  • Church Membership & Activities


  • Community Service & Involvement

    Women's Retreat Speaker

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Hobbies: Writing fiction, sewing, camping

    Family: Married with two children

  • Personal Philosophy

    “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10