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Mission / Values


College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson

Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson

Associate Dean, Assistant Professor


  • B.A. Northwest University, 2000
  • M.A. Northwest University, 2003
  • Cert. Northwest University, 2008
  • Ed.D. Seattle University, 2010


Jacqueline Gustafson brings to her current position several years of experience as a leader in higher education administration and curriculum design. Her interests and current area of study focuses on the intersection of Globalization, Mission, and Higher Education. In addition to serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences she teaches undergraduate, graduate, and adult-degree completion courses in psychology and research methods. Furthermore, she serves as a dissertation chair for doctoral students in psychology.  For six years she was involved in a qualitative research project with disadvantaged populations in South America, and she has co-led cross-cultural immersion experiences to practicum sites in South America and co-led study tours to Italy, Greece, England, Ireland, and Scotland.


Dr. Gustafson enjoys traveling, cooking, barre, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Recommended Reading

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Thomas Friedman
Deep Economy, Bill McKibben
The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder
The Hospital by the River, Catherine Hamlin
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises, Bob Goudzwaard
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire