College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Cherri Seese

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Florida State University, 1997
  • M.S. Florida State University, 1991
  • B.S. Florida State University, 1987


I was born and raised in a small town in Michigan. I am the oldest of three children but am one of 30 first cousins. We were a large and close knit family. When I graduated from High School, I moved down to Miami, Florida and worked down there for a little over a year.... experiencing a bit of a culture shock. I moved up to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. I met and married my now husband of 28 years. Upon the graduation from the Ph.D. program, my husband and I sold the house, put everything in storage and loaded up our car for a three-month cross country, national parks tour. We camped, hiked and took a little breath. We settled in Seattle in 1998 and our daughter was born shortly after. We have lived in Duvall, WA since then. I started adjuncting with NU in January, 2010. I love NU and the environment. I get to talk psychology and Jesus...what could be better?‚Äč


I like to hike.  I am involved in the high school group at my church - leading a women's high school bible study. I am actively involved in discipling and mentoring women in their faith. I also love to travel and experience new sights and people.

Research Interests

My research interests include:  identity formation and how identity can change over time; how reflection can impact emotional regulation and identity.

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association


  • Advanced Lifespan Development
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Career Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories and Processes of Counseling
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychodiagnostics

Recommended Reading

  • Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne
  • How People Grow by Cloud & Townsend
  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozier
  • Speaking of Jesus by Carl Medearis
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • And the Bible - daily :)