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Jacqueline Gustafson, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology
Dean of College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 552-8372
E-mail: jgustafson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 115
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership with emphasis in Higher Education Administration and Global Studies Seattle University 2011
M.A. Counseling Psychology with emphasis in International Psychology Northwest University 2003
B.A. Psychology Northwest University 2000
  • Additional Education

    Post-MA Certificate
    International Community Development
    Northwest University

  • Courses Taught

    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

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    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

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Prior Teaching Experience:

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

    Applied Research Methods I 2011, 2012, 2013
    Capstone in Psychology 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    Communication & Counseling Skills 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
    Cultural Psychology 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    Dissertation Advising 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    History and Systems of Psychology Study Tour to Europe 2011, 2012, 2013
    Graduate Practicum in Psychology I, II, and III 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Undergraduate Psychology Practicum 2012
    Undergraduate Psychology Thesis 2012
    Doctoral Research Methods II 2011, 2012, 2014
    Doctoral Research Methods III 2011, 2012, 2014
    Social Psychology 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Courses Taught Via Independent Study and/or Online
    Advanced Lifespan Development 2006, 2009, 2010
    Advanced Psychopathology 2005
    Psychology, Culture, and Social Justice 2005
    Biological Basis of Behavior I: Neuropsychology 2005
    Communication & Counseling Skills within Multicultural Contexts 2011
    Critical Thinking in Psychology, Culture, and Social Justice 2005, 2010, 2012
    Group Counseling 2009, 2010, 2011
    History of Psychology 2004, 2005
    Lifespan Psychology 2004, 2005, 2006
    Marriage and Family Therapy 2004
    Psychology Law and Ethics 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011
    Research Methods I: Introduction 2005, 2012
    Research Methods II: Qualitative 2005
    Substance Abuse Counseling 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011
    Theories and Practice in Cultural Contexts 2005

    Director of Doctoral Dissertation and Research, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northwest University, 2012-2014

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Selected Journal Publications:

    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).

    Book Chapter:
    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

    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:

    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

  • Church Membership & Activities

    I have been an active member of church communities since my youth. Most recently, my church involvement has included small group leadership and support of local and global service initiatives.

    My family and I attend and serve in ministries at Sandals Church (Baptist) in Riverside, CA.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    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:
    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-Present)
    Vice-Chair, Steering Committee, Social & Human Services, Leadership Riverside (2019-Present)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Road trips
    Social Enterprise & Ethical Consumption
    Orphan Prevention and Care

  • Personal Philosophy

    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.