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Institute members

Susan Cadwallader, Ph.D.Susan Cadwallader, Ph.D.

Email: scadwallader@fullerton.edu
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Susan Cadwallader holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. She joined California State University, Fullerton in 2006 as an Associate Professor of Marketing at California State University, Fullerton, and was honored with the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics’ 'Teaching Innovation Award' in 2007. Dr. Cadwallader teaches Marketing to the 50+ Consumer at the graduate level, Services Marketing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the capstone Strategic Marketing course at the undergraduate level. Her research has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review (Deusto), Marketing Education Review, Journal of Marketing Channels, and the Journal for Organizational Change Management. Prior to earning her doctorate degree she held a 15-year career in product development and marketing in the telecommunications and data services industry in Atlanta, Georgia. This background has shaped a research stream exploring services marketing, the implementation of new strategies, adoption of innovation and technology by employees and customers, and the changing relationships between front-line service employees and their customers. 

Barbara Cherry, Ph.D.Barbara Cherry, Ph.D.

Email: bcherry@fullerton.edu
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Barbara Cherry is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) as well as an Associate Coordinator for the Gerontology Academic Program. She holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Cherry’s research interests include cognitive aging and hemispheric asymmetries in both younger and older adults. She is part of a multidisciplinary team at CSUF studying physical and cognitive health in individuals with fibromyalgia and normal adults 50 years of age and older. She is also part of a multidisciplinary team at USC investigating potential underlying biological mechanisms of the health benefits of an Occupational Therapy-based health promotion program in well older adults.  

EricksonBarbara Erickson

Email: beerickson@fullerton.edu
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I’m an Associate Professor of Anthropology at CSU Fullerton, and I’ve been teaching here since 2002. I’m an alumna of CSUF, having earned my BA and MA in Anthropology here. I earned my PhD in Anthropology and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Nevada, Reno. I’m currently the Coordinator for Cultural Anthropology, and I serve as the graduate adviser for cultural graduate students. I have enjoyed serving as the faculty adviser at various times for some of our student organizations in Anthropology, including the Anthropology Students Association, the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society, and the Visual Anthropology Club. I first began teaching anthropology in 1995 at El Camino Community College. From 1997 to 2002 I taught courses in cultural and physical anthropology in Nevada at the University of Nevada, Reno and at two local community colleges. At CSUF my teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in Cultural and Biological Anthropology, upper division courses such as the Anthropology of Tourism, Economic Anthropology, Culture and Aging, Medical Anthropology, and History of Anthropology, and graduate seminars such as Medical Pluralism, the Anthropology of Aging, Anthropology of Peace and Conflict, and Business & Industrial Anthropology.


Koren Fisher, Ph.D.Koren Fisher, Ph.D.

Email: kofisher@fullerton.edu

Dr. Fisher is primarily interested in physical activity and sedentary behavior and their relationships with health, chronic disease risk factors, and health services utilization in community-dwelling older adults.  She hopes to extend her research to explore the effects of high intensity and functional training methods used in athletic populations on cardio-metabolic risk factors, quality of life, and health services utilization in older adults.

Melanie Mallers, Ph.D.Melanie Horn Mallers, Ph.D.

Email: mhornmallers@fullerton.edu
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Melanie Mallers is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Services at Cal State Fullerton. She was trained to be a life span developmental researcher with a focus on stress, health and coping across adulthood. Her educational background also includes intensive emphasis on family systems theory, social ecology and biopsychosocial models of human development. Currently, she is is exploring the relationship between disrupted parent-child attachments during childhood and daily reactivity (stressor response, mood and physical health symptoms) during middle adulthood. A related thread of research includes the unique role of father-son relationships. Additionally, she is currently working on a grant to examine the role of technology as a function of health adherence and maintenance among older adults. Dr. Mallers’s research has been published in Developmental Psychology and Psychology and Health, as well as in several books.

Kristin J. Kleinjans, Ph.D.Kristin J. Kleinjans, Ph.D.

Email: kkleinjans@fullerton.edu
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Kristin J. Kleinjans received her PhD in economics as well as a Graduate Certificate for Latin American Social and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is an applied microeconomist with interests in public economics, labor economics, and health. Her approach is often interdisciplinary and incorporates results from psychology and sociology in economic models. Her recent work provides reasons for gender differences in educational and occupational choices. In other work, she analyzes how different health insurance systems affect retirement behavior and how institutions affect pension program choices.

Edythe Krampe, MSW, Ph.D.Edythe Krampe, MSW, Ph.D.

Email: ekrampe@fullerton.edu
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Edythe Krampe, MSW, Ph.D. was a medical social worker at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center and specialized in pediatrics, psychosomatic medicine, rheumatology, and endocrine disorders.  She is presently a full-time lecturer in the Sociology Department at California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and a member of the Gerontology Program Council.  Her publications primarily focus on the subjective experience of being fathered, and on women’s childhood family relationships, particularly with their father. Her current work focuses on childhood family relationships, early childhood loss, obesity, depression and grief, fibromyalgia, and subjective well-being in middle-aged and older women.

Sang Jung Oh, Ph.D.Sang Jung Oh, Ph.D.

Email: sjoh@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Oh is currently an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Cal State Fullerton.  His research focuses on control systems applied to aerospace and biomedical engineering applications.  His PhD research concentrated on Iterative Learning and Repetitive Control applied to electromechanical systems.  Recently, he is extending his expertise to manufacturing systems and machine design to infuse practical engineering knowledge to students at Fullerton.  He is also working on assistive technology that can aid the mobility of the elderly seniors (improved assistive walker design).  Prior to joining Fullerton, he was a neuroscience postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and Johns Hopkins University, studying sequence learning, decision theory, and motor control.  He has received BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, all from Columbia University in New York.

Jennifer R. Piazza, Ph.D.Jennifer R. Piazza, Ph.D.

Email: jpiazza@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Piazza’s research examines the effect stress has on psychological well-being and physical health, with an emphasis on how these associations change across the life-span. Her work lies at the intersection of health and developmental psychology and is driven by three main goals: 1) To determine how chronic physical health problems and other types of stressors may affect normative aging processes; 2) To identify the physiological changes that occur when people are exposed to acute and chronic stressors; and 3) To determine if these physiological changes are more harmful with advancing age.

readMary Read, MFT

Email: mread@fullerton.edu
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As an alumna of this program (1984), I feel very proud and happy to have been involved with the department for over thirty years. I love the variety of my position here, as teaching several classes, overseeing the fieldwork practica as the Clinical Training Director, and being the advisor for the Counseling Alumni Association all allow me to keep in contact with current and former students, watching them grow and develop in the field.

I have been teaching in the Counseling program since 1990, the year I also began private practice as a licensed MFT in Los Alamitos. I enjoy the balance of bringing my own clinical examples into the classroom, and taking what I learn by teaching and doing research back to my clients. My passion is mentoring students into finding and expressing their own authentic selves in their therapeutic work, by lifting judgment and allowing compassion within clear boundaries.

Dr. Debra RoseDebra J. Rose. Ph.D.

Email: drose@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Debra Rose is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Director of the Center for Successful Aging and the Institute of Gerontology at California State University at Fullerton. She also serves as co-director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence housed at the University of Southern California. Her primary research focus is on the enhancement of mobility and the prevention of falls in later years. Dr. Rose is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in fall risk reduction assessment and programming and has received numerous awards for her scientific and professional contributions in the areas of healthy aging and fall risk reduction.

Dallas M. Stout, Psy.D.Dallas M. Stout,  Psy.D.  (Clinical Psychology)

Email: dallasstout@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Stout Earned his A.A. degree at Cypress Junior College, his B.S. degree in Human Services at CSU Fullerton & his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University. Dallas also earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at APU where he graduated with special recognition for his work with troubled youth and their families. Dr. Stout currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network as Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County. Dallas serves on the Advisory Board of La Calle, Inc. and the OC Safe from the Start Coalition. He has also served on the boards of O.C. Problems of Addiction in Labor Management, Inc. and the O.C. Wellness Coalition. Dr. Stout is honored to be a Lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

His interests in psychology include troubled teens, personal motivation, mentoring, leadership, & cultural diversity. His personal interests include travel, antique collecting, and reading, (especially U.S. history).

Debra L. Stout, Psy.D.Debra L. Stout, Psy.D.  (Clinical Psychology)

Email: dstout@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Stout earned an A.A. Degree from Fullerton City College in Business Management, with honors. Debbie earned her B.S. Degree from California State University Fullerton in Human Services, Cum Laude, and her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She also earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at APU where she graduated with special recognition for her work with children and their families. Dr. Stout served as a Board Member for the Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network (OCSAPN) and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC). She also serves on the Advisory Board of La Calle News, Inc. and the United Way Basic Needs council.  Dr. Stout’s areas of interest include academic motivation, childhood trauma influence on brain development and child play therapy.

Stephanie VaughnStephanie Vaughn, Ph.D., RN, CRRN

Email: svaughn@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Stephanie Vaughn is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Nursing. Her areas of research include stroke prevention behaviors in Latin-American women, the management of stroke sequela in both men and women, and the development of culturally sensitive stroke/heart disease educational media. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs; research methods, vulnerable populations and professional nursing.

Joseph A. Weber, Ph.D.Joseph A. Weber, Ph.D.

Email: jweber@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Joe Weber is an Associate Professor at California State University, Fullerton in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology Academic Program.  Dr. Weber obtained his doctorate at Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Weber has previously served at Director of the Gerontology Institute at OSU and Gerontology Coordinator at CSUF.  He has previously served National Newsletter Editor Sigma Phi Omega (1995-1999); National President of Sigma Phi Omaga (2003-2004); faculty advisor for CSUF Sigma Phi Omega chapter (2002-2011) and Department Chair Sociology (2008-2011).  Dr. Weber has served as faculty chair for over 60 student thesis and project committees.  He has published in areas of social ethics/aging, end-of-life and intergenerational relationships in many social science and gerontology journals.

wmaytaPhil Weir-Mayta, Ph.D.

Email: pweir-mayta@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Weir-Mayta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Communication Studies. He received a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. After working for over 13 years as a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist in the Southland, he returned to graduate school and received a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on the cognitive and motor processes that contribute to speech production and speech motor learning in healthy older adults and individuals with Parkinson and cerebellar disease.

KatWilsonKat Wilson

Email: kwilson@fullerton.edu
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Dr. Kathleen Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her broad research interests encompass the social influences for physical activity with interests both in youth and older adults.  During her Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan, Kathleen started building a research program examining health-related social control in the parent-child relationship.  Specifically, Dr. Wilson has been examining the health-related social control use by parents after their children experience and activity lapse. She hopes that this research program will help further our understanding of keeping youth physical active.  Other social influences she is interested in include influences from groups, friends, family, and significant others (e.g., physicians).  Also, Dr. Wilson is interested in examining theories of physical activity adherence and maintenance.

Laura Zettel-Watson , Ph.DLaura Zettel-Watson , Ph.D.

Email: lzettel-watson@fullerton.edu
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Laura Zettel-Watson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Gerontology Program Council at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on close relationships in later life. She is especially interested in how social support and social participation impact physical and psychological well-being for at-risk populations. She currently is involved in studies investigating caregiver health and well-being, social support resources available to those aging without a spouse and/or adult children, and the impact of psychosocial factors on persons with fibromyalgia.