Stephanie Bauman, Ph.D.

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Dr. Stephanie San Miguel Bauman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University Tri-Cities. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Arts with majors in both Psychology and English from the University of Notre Dame.

Bauman began her career at WSU Tri-Cities in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education. Her responsibilities included teaching graduate courses and coordinating the Masters in Counseling Program. Alumni of the program include school counselors, mental health counselors, and other professionals who provide vital mental health services to the mid-Columbia region. In 2011, Bauman transitioned to her present position where she teaches undergraduate courses in the clinical/counseling area as well as a course in multicultural psychology. She is honored to be a member of the WSU President’s Teaching Academy.

In the area of multicultural psychology, Bauman’s scholarship explores teaching practices that promote understanding of and responsiveness to issues of diversity. In the area of health psychology, Bauman’s research strives to increase knowledge about young adult survivors of childhood cancer in regard to their educational experiences, career development, and exploration of meaning in life.

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