Part-Time Faculty

We are pleased that numerous school psychologists around Los Angeles join us each semester to teach our candidates. Below is an alphabetical list of our current part-time faculty members.

headshot of Angela Deterville, part-time school psychology professor Angela Deterville, M.A. is a proud graduate of LMU’s School Psychology program and went on to receive a second master’s degree in Educational Administration from California State University Northridge. She has been a part-time faculty member in the School of Education since 2011 and currently co-teaches the Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention of Learning Problems courses during the first year of the program. She is also a practicing bilingual school psychologist in LAUSD, and currently serves as Specialist in Psychological Services Local District West supervising and supporting school psychologists, interns, and practicum students. Her experience as a practicing school psychologist and supervisor of school psychologists and fieldwork students informs her instructional approach. She draws upon her experience to bridge classroom learning with real-world examples and hands-on application in order to make the course material come to life for her students. She is committed to supporting students to develop the preparedness and confidence to enter the field of school psychology and meaningfully engage in this critical and influential work on behalf of the students, families, and educators that they serve. 
  Jay Jackson, Ed.D., NCSP, LEP, joined the school psychology program in the 2011-12 academic year and serves as the University Practicum Supervisor and part-time instructor, Prior to joining LMU, I was a teacher, counselor, school psychologist, and psychological services administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District. My very rewarding career in LAUSD afforded me myriad opportunities to work in diverse communities with very talented and gifted educators. I also consult on cases as a professional expert on issues related to special education eligibility, placement, and services. My research interests include empowering the educational community (students, parents and other educators) to identify and utilize their strengths, in order to be effective in their roles, through the application of positive psychology concepts and principles. The University’s focus on social justice agentry resonates with my personal educational philosophy that views service to humanity as an opportunity to build a compassionate world that works for all people.
Carin Laue, Psy.D., graduated from LMU's Masters in Counseling program and went on to receive her Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Laue is the co-founder of Acorn Family Guidance Center in Playa Vista, where she aims to help children and families overcome their difficulties, so they feel better. Dr. Laue is passionate about helping children and has worked in schools, social service agencies, treatment facilities, and assessment centers. She also serves as a part-time Adjunct Faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Richard Lieberman MA, NCSP coordinated the Suicide Prevention Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1986 to 2011. He has authored numerous book chapters on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the schools; consulted nationally with districts experiencing suicide clusters; served on the Steering Committee for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center; and contributed to the SAMHSA Preventing Suicide and SPRC/AFSP After a Suicide School Toolkits and California Department of Education's Model Youth Suicide Prevention Policy. At LMU, Professor Lieberman co-teaches the School Crisis Response, Violence Prevention, and Social Responsibility Course.
  Professor Susan Mora has been an Adjunct Professor in the School Psychology program for over 10 years. She currently teaches Social Emotional Assessment and Advanced Behavior Assessment. She is also a practicing bilingual school psychologist in LAUSD, currently serving as Coordinator in Psychological Services Local District West, overseeing 95+ psychologists in an economically and culturally diverse area in the city of Los Angeles. Her experience as a practicing school psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst informs her instructional approach. Professor Mora infuses her classes with a strong sense of student advocacy and a vision of school psychologists as agents for change in the educational system.
  Trené Turner, M.S., has been a school psychologist with the Los Angeles Unified School District for over 22 years.  Prior to working as a school psychologist, she was a classroom teacher for 5 years.  Trené earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology and Attendance and Welfare Services from California State University, Los Angeles.  She is currently a doctoral student at Pepperdine University where she is pursuing an Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership.  Trené has served in leadership positions of community-based organizations all aimed at making society better for all.  Trené is a mentor for young women of all ages and volunteers her time once a month to work with teenage girls.  She is also an advocate for children and believes in supporting the “whole child.”  Giving back to the community, using her professional expertise to help disadvantaged children is her passion.   At LMU, she co-teaches The School Psychology Practicum course.  Trené enjoys training aspiring school psychology students, ensuring they are academically sound and culturally sensitive to meet the needs of our students.