About Dr. West

Dr. Carolyn M. West is Professor of Psychology and Division Chair of the Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma.

UW Tacoma

“Dr. West, you’re valued as a woman of excellence and love for the Nation and the Community”
Honorable Senator Margaret Carter D-Portland District 22


Education

Doctor of Philosophy: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Clinical Psychology, 1994

Dissertation: Courtship Violence Among African Americans

Pre-doctoral Internship: University of Notre Dame Counseling Center/Oaklawn Hospital (Joint- site, APA-Accredited), 1993-1994

Master of Arts: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Clinical Psychology, 1988

Bachelor of Arts: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Psychology (cum laude), Minor: Women's Studies, 1986

Academic Positions

Professor of Psychology, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma, Beginning September 2017-

Division Chair of Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Beginning September 2017

Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Study of Community and Society, University of Washington Tacoma, 2003-

Affiliated Professor, Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington Seattle, Beginning September 2017-

Associate Professor of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma, September 2003-September 2017

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma, August 1997-August 2003

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, 1995- 1997

Postdoctoral Teaching and Clinical Fellow, Psychology Department and Counseling Center, Illinois State University, August 1994-1995

Adjunct Instructor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1988-1993

Adjunct Instructor, Maryville University, 1990-1993

Dr. West Visual Curriculum Vitae

Dr. West Curriculum Vitae PDF

Grants

  • Bartley Dobb Professorship for Study and Prevention of Violence, Grant awarded by University of Washington Foundation ($135,000), 2005-2008
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities Program ($63,443), 2003

Awards/Honors

In her spare time, Dr. West is an aspiring cowgirl who enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and camping. Occasionally, she jumps out of a perfectly good airplane.

Carolyn's First Sky Dive from Carolyn West on Vimeo.