Author Profile

Gerardo M. González | Professor of Psychology, California State University San Marcos

Current Position and Past Experience
Gerardo M. González is Professor in the Psychology Department at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM).

For the previous nine years, Dr. González was the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Associate Vice President for Research at CSUSM.

Prior to becoming Dean, González was the chair of CSUSM’s Department of Psychology from 1997-2000. He also served as chair of Academic Senate and the CSUSM Hispanic-Serving Institution Taskforce. González also directed the National Latino Research Center at CSUSM from 2002-2006.

González’s research focuses on Latino and cultural/linguistic minority populations and the detection of clinical depression using bilingual computer-assisted assessment techniques.

Education, Honors and Achievements
González earned his PhD in 1989 from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno and is a licensed psychologist.

González was awarded the CSUSM Presidents Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity in 2004.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
González enjoys playing guitar, traveling, and mentoring students and young people in various professional and volunteer capacities.