Carlos V. Guzman, Ph.D.

Carlos V. Guzman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


P (949) 903-2058

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
Carlos Guzman

Dr. Guzman currently serves as a Lead Research Faculty for the School of Education at Brandman University (Chapman University System). He is part of the Core Planning Team (CPT) responsible for Immersion planning, curriculum design, faculty training and development for the Doctorate in Education, Organizational Leadership. He teaches a wide variety of research and statistics courses at the doctoral level. Dr. Guzman mentors and chairs doctoral students. His experience in mental health covers over 20 years where he provided psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families and groups seeing a wide variety of mental health issues including: depression and anxiety. Dr. Guzman has 12 years of previous management and vocational rehabilitation experience within the worker's compensation industry conducting assessment, evaluation, and plan development. Dr. Guzman holds a PhD in Psychology/Human Science from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology (MFT) and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. He was formerly the Campus College Chair with the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus. He provided leadership and guidance to 300 faculty members to ensure academic quality assurance for the School of Business. Dr. Guzman is a member of the American Psychological Association, as well as Saybrook and California State University Fullerton Alumni Associations and a contributing scholar for the Journal of Children and Schools for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Other scholarly activities include presentations on statistics and research methodology at the International Human Science Conference since 2007.

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Writing for Research

Saybrook University : 2003
PhD Human Science
Dissertation: Creativity, Spirituality and Self-Expansiveness in the Process of Popular Music Song Writing

California State University Fullerton : 1993
M.S. Counseling
Thesis: Phenomenological Study of the Challenges for Mental Health Case Managers in a System of Limited Resources

California State University Fullerton : 1990
B.A. Psychology

Scholarly Activities

International Human Science Conference : 2007 -2012
Title: Mixed Methods in the Social Sciences

International Human Science Conference
Title: Research Methods in the Human Sciences    

International Human Science Conference
Title: Regression and Correlation Analysis in Business Decision-Making   

Professional Experience
Brandman University
Assistant Professor
Work with the Core Planning Team for the School of Education. Teach courses in quantitative and qualitative methods. Part of the IRB Committee.
2013 - present
University of Phoenix
Campus College Chair
Internal data gathering from faculty, staff and students to determine the needs for the college. Analyzed statistical data for Faculty Performance Report (FPR)., Classroom Issues Tracking (CIT) and End-of-Course (SEOCS) to evaluate curriculum and faculty effectiveness. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, correlation/regression, ANOVA, Chi-Square. Engaged in research design to include data collection, sampling design and instrument development.

Provided leadership to 5 Area Chairs/Lead Faculty to ensure Academic Quality Assurance for the university and college. Participated in the establishment of ACBSP accreditation for the Southern California Campus.
2003 - 2010