Psychology Faculty

Psychology studies the individual in the context of the whole human experience, and Menlo's psychology professors also see their students as individuals who are discovering themselves in the context of their entire lifespan, not just their time at Menlo. We push you to find connections, to ask questions, to solve problems, and to see that in psychology, everything you do matters.

The best thing about teaching at Menlo? The chance to know the students, and push them – to help them see their lives beyond Menlo, to see that this is part of the journey. - Mark Hager, PH.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

Making Pe​rsonal Connections

Because Menlo’s psychology courses range from very practical – Psychology Applied to Daily Life – to highly theoretical – Psychological Disorders – there is no single way that our faculty teach. But whatever the subject, we teach from what we’ve experienced in our work and research. For example, your Biopsychology teacher is likely to be working in that field.

Another thing you should know about our faculty: Just as psychology studies the individual in the context of the whole human experience, Menlo psychology professors see their students as individuals who are discovering themselves in the context of their entire lifespan, not just their time at Menlo. We push you to find connections, to ask questions, to solve problems, and to see that in psychology, everything you do matters.

Our Faculty

Mark J. Hager, Ph.D.   

Associate Professor of Psychology
mhager@menlo.ed
650.543.3780
Senior psychology faculty member Mark Hager doesn’t mind students texting in his class – especially when they’re answering his questions. Using text-to-poll technology he quickly finds out whether students are getting what he’s teaching. Technology in teaching is just one of Hager’s research areas. Another is mentoring, especially in higher education; his book on that topic will be published in 2013. In his seven years on faculty at Menlo, Hager has received two outstanding faculty awards – from the student body and from the Student Government Association – and in 2011 the College presented him the Charles B. Emerick Teaching Award.