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LaQuisha Beckum - Psychology

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Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it...Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend ~ Bruce Lee

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LaQuisha Beckum

Social Sceince & Humanities, L-1
By appointment.


Course Syllabi


Professional development, cultural competency, curriculum development, self-efficacy, achievement motivation, and civic engagement
A.A., Foothill College, 1999; B.A., Psychology - Minor Sociology, SJSU, 2002; M.A., Experimental Psychology, SJSU 2004; Ed.S., Teacher Leadership: Cultural Competency, Walden University, 2011
I attended Foothill College where I received an AA in Speech Communication. I then transferred to SJSU and received a BA and MA in Psychology and Experimental Psychology, respectively. I received an Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University, 2011. During my schooling at SJSU, I was a McNair Fellow, Subject-Pool Coordinator, Teaching Assistant, and Psi Chi member. I worked at NASA Ames Research Center where I conducted and completed my graduate thesis on prospective memory (everyday memory) as it relates to flight safety.

I began teaching at DeAnza College in the Winter of 2006 under the chair of the psychology department, Dr. Ramskov. I currently teach Psychology 1 (general psych), Psychology 8 (social psych) and CD10G (child development: the early years). As a De Anza faculty I have been involved in the Student Learning Outcomes process, Academic Senate, Student Services Planning and Budget Team, created an In-Reach tutorial for the social science division, was the Early Alert Caller for large classes, facilitated workshops for faculty development, helped coordinated “Youth Voices United for Change”, advise the BSU and 4 Elements Hip Hop club, and overall I believe my role is to mentor and guide students to success.

I look forward to meeting you soon!
Winter 2018
No classes found for Winter 2018.

Spring 2018
No classes found for Spring 2018.

Syllabi are in downloadable Adobe PDF icon PDFs. Check with instructor if there is no syllabi listed or for most current term information.

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Last Updated: 8/6/14