PhD, Health Psychology, UC Irvine, 1992
M.A., Social Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1984
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1967
Sue Kapitanoff, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and has been at AJU since 1992.
Dr. Kapitanoff has worked closely with students on the Prejudice Awareness Summit, an event originated by Jewish Women’s International and that the university has hosted for thirteen consecutive years. The Summit brings to the campus hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District Middle School students for a daylong session on fostering tolerance among youth of various ethnic backgrounds.
Dr. Kapitanoff created the curriculum for the Sid B. Levine Service Learning Program, a four-year undergraduate requirement that instills in students the importance of giving back to the community through coursework as well as hands-on-field projects.
She also serves on the board of the Valley Women’s Center, an outpatient alcohol and drug program.