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Social & Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences was established on the Norco College in Fall 2005.

The department is comprised of academic disciplines with the overarching goal of understanding the social life and behaviors of groups and individuals. Our disciplines take two fundamental approaches to reach our academic goal:

  • Social Science: disciplines with special concern for the structural-level processes of a social system and the impact of such social systems on social processes and social organization
  • Behavioral Science: disciplines that explore the activities of and interactions among organisms in the natural world through the systematic analysis and investigation of human and animal behavior in controlled and naturalistic experimental observations

The Department of Social and Behavioral Science at Norco College, explores our current understanding of the individual and social behaviors. From the philosophical roots of science to the functioning of the human brain, from small-group dynamics to markets, cultures, institutions, and norms in global contexts, our faculty and students strive to understand the dimensions of complex individual and social systems.

We invite you to further explore our website to learn more about our department and what we have to offer.

The Social & Behavioral Sciences Department at Norco College is home to the following disciplines:

  • Administation of Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Economics
  • Guidance
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Peter Boelman, M.A.
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Economics (951) 372-7132 THTR 206
Alexis Gray, Ph.D.
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Anthropology (951) 739-7828 HUM 107
John Moore, M.A.
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Counseling (951) 372-7148 SSV 205
Laura Adams Assistant Professor, Psychology (951) 738-7732 IT 200K
Khalil Andacheh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology (951) 372-7026 HUM 120
Kimberly Bell Assistant Professor, Counseling (951) 372-7127 CSS 107
​Courtney Buchanan, Ph.D. ​Assistant Professor, Anthropology ​(951) 738-7767 ​HUM 106A
​Sandra Buenrostro, M.S. ​Visiting Assistant Professor, Counseling ​(951) 738-7738 ​SSV 203
Sarah Burnett, Ph.D. Professor of Early Childhood Education (951) 739-7872 IT 200G
Ladylyn Dominguez Assistant Professor, Counseling (951) 372-7155 LIB 114B
Nicholas Franco, M.S. Associate Professor, Counseling (951) 372-7134 SSV 208
Marissa Iliscupidez, M.A. Associate Professor, Counseling (951) 372-7146 SSV 217
​​Maria Jurado, Ed.D. ​​Visiting Assistant Professor, Counseling ​​TBA ​​SSV 206B
Tracy Kazuk, ​M.A. ​Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology ​(951) 738-7777 ​WEQ W2C
Amy Kramer​ ​Visiting Assistant Professor, Counseling ​(951) 372-7814 ​EOPS 212
Stephany Kyriakos, Ph.D. Associate Professor, History (951) 372-7167 THTR 202
Jethro Midgett Visiting Assistant Professor, Counseling (951) 738-7756 CSS 204 
David Payan, M.A. Associate Professor, Counseling (951) 372-7080 SSV 204
Sandra Popiden, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Political Science (951) 738-7754 PORT B207
Timothy Russell, Ph. D. Assistant Professor, History (951) 738-7753 THTR 201
Erin Spurbeck, M.A. ​Assistant Professor, Counseling ​(​951) 738-7781 ​SSV 221
Sigrid Williams, Ed.D., MPA ​Assistant Professor, Administration of Justice (​951) 739-7825 ​PORT A 101
Kara Zamiska, Ph.D.​ ​Assistant Professor, Psychology (951) 738-7776​ ​PORT B203

For any questions, problems, or concerns, please contact the department chair.


March 15, 2018 ​March 15, 2018
​​November 16, 2017 ​November 16, 2017


Peter Boelman
Department Co-Chair
(951) 372-7132
Dr. Alexis Gray
Department Co-Chair
(951) 739-7828
John Moore
Department Co-Chair
(951) 372-7148