Faculty

Kristee Haggins, Ph.D.
Kristee Haggins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Haggins received her B.A. in Psychology with Honors from the University of Southern California in Psychology and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University. She worked at UC Davis for 18 years as a psychologist, supervisor, professor and administrator in Counseling and Psychological Services where she served as the Associate Director of Training. After leaving UC Davis, Dr. Haggins worked as a project manager for five years at the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions, where she led projects focused on promoting excellence and the integration of cultural competence into mental health and substance use services. Dr. Haggins is also an adjunct faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology-Sacramento/Alliant International University. Her areas of interest include: supervision and training; diversity issues; African-centered psychology; and spirituality and mental health.

Tiffany Mimms, Ph.D.
Tiffany Mimms, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mimms earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (APA accredited) in Pasadena, CA. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis Counseling Center (APA accredited) where, in addition to providing psychotherapy to university students, she coordinated the Multicultural Immersion Program. After being in private practice for several years, she expanded her practice and opened The Rosetta Center for Counseling and Wellness: A Place for Health, Healing and Hope. The Rosetta Center is a community counseling agency that focuses on serving the African American community. Dr. Mimms’s clinical and research interests include women’s issues, multicultural competence, sexual assault, and domestic violence. She has previously taught at John F. Kennedy University and Western Seminary.

Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.
Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Associate Professor

Dr. Andrea Schneider obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and worked as a researcher and lecturer in Clinical Psychology in Germany. In 2011, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UC Davis MIND Institute and the Fragile X Research Treatment Center focusing on neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders. Since 2011, she has been a Faculty member at the Department of Pediatrics and holds an Assistant Research Scientist position at the University of California at Davis, MIND Institute, USA.

From early in her academic career, she has focused on the connection between basic psychophysiology and behavior. In her doctoral dissertation, she studied the neurophysiological bases of ADHD (Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity-Disorder) and dyslexia. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Schneider is also interested in intervention research. She completed a study of a phytopharmacological intervention (Ginkgo biloba) in dyslexia, and a study about the efficacy of neurofeedback in ADHD. Currently, her main research interest is the association between genetic and brain abnormalities underlying the neuropsychopathology, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms in carriers with autism and fragile X mutations; and the development of clinical and behavioral outcome measures for targeted treatment trials in neurodevelopmental disorders. She has been involved with the Clinical Trials Unit at the MIND Institute and published various research articles. Her clinical practice focuses on neuropsychological assessments, social skills training, and mental health intervention in autism spectrum and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr. Schneider is also an affiliate of the ARTP (Autism Research and Treatment) program and a faculty member at the LEND (Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) training program at the MIND Institute, and a member of the American Psychological Association, the FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Society), and the Center for Cognitive Studies, University Potsdam, Germany.

Craig Wetterer, Ph.D., J.D.
Craig Wetterer, Ph.D., J.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Associate Professor

Dr. Craig Wetterer earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University (2015; APA Accredited) and an MA (2001) and BA (1996) from the California State University, Sacramento. He underwent clinical internship training in forensic assessment and therapeutic interventions targeting acute stress, trauma and PTSD through Arden Psychological Services in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Wetterer completed his postdoctoral training through California Correctional Healthcare Services (CDCR), where he underwent additional training in assessment and interventions targeting a correctional mental health population. In 2017, he was appointed to the position of Clinical Director for the Inpatient Mental Health Crisis Bed unit at California State Prison, Sacramento, where he supervised an interdisciplinary treatment team of clinicians providing acute mental health care to hospitalized patients.

Prior to his career transition into clinical psychology, Dr. Wetterer served as a sworn police officer with the Sacramento Police Department, having spent a number of years working field patrol, neighborhood policing, and most recently as a member of the Mobile Crisis Response Team. Dr. Wetterer is also a licensed attorney in California. His clinical and research interests include the assessment of personality and psychopathology, risk of violence, and interventions targeting acute stress, trauma, and PTSD. Dr. Wetterer has been an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University since 2001, where he has regularly taught courses in Psychology at the undergraduate level.

Larry Bienati, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Bienati has over 25 years’ business experience, serving in senior-level leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies and as a former principal owner in the Kleinfelder Group, a nationally-recognized consulting engineering organization. At various times since 1989, he has held lead and core faculty positions at Saint Mary’s College, School of Extended Education, Faculty Coordinator, Executive Leadership Programs, EMBA, Sacramento State University, CCE, and lecturer, U.C. Berkeley’s Worldwide Business International Programs. As a consultant to management, his client base includes many leading firms in both the public and private sector.

Larry is a respected professional speaker, facilitator, consultant, author, mentor and practitioner in the areas of leadership development, succession planning, human resource strategy, employee relations law and practice, executive compensation, strategic planning, change management, organizational strategy, six sigma systems, project management, organizational outsourcing and process engineering. He currently specializes in mentoring private and public sector leaders and organizations experiencing radical growth, change, renewal, “good to great” implementation systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Golden Gate University, and his MBA from California State University, Hayward.

Jason Wong, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, APh
Assistant Professor

Dr. Wong received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from California Northstate University College of Pharmacy. After graduation, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY and a PGY-2 psychiatric pharmacy residency at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital in New Haven, CT. Upon completion of his second-year residency, he accepted a position as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist for Behavioral Health Services, Department of Public Health in San Francisco, CA. There he provided clinical services to a monolingual Chinese population for three years before joining the faculty at California Northstate University as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology for the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Psychology.