Kathleen Ringenbach, Ph.D

Kathleen Ringenbach, Ph.D



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Kathleen Ringenbach

Dr. Kat Ringenbach is Associate Professor for Psychology for Brandman University.  Prior to her teaching career, she worked as a consultant in areas such as developing selection and promotion tests, survey instruments, statistical manuals for a personality measures, job performance measurement, online and blended content, assessment rubrics, and competency based education content and assessment.  She started as an adjunct teaching psychology for Chapman University College in 1993.  She was selected as Faculty of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2014.  She served as President of Faculty Assembly from 2009 to 2013. 

  • Psychology
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Dissertation:  Age Stereotypes in the Workplace
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Thesis:  Development of a Generalized Motivation Scale
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
M.A. in School Psychology
Thesis:  The Effect of Bibliotherapy on Self-Concept and Behavior in the Classroom in Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents
Scholarly Activities

Mazur, G., & Ringenbach, K. L. (2014, April).  Assessing academic programs:  Qualitative and  quantitative approaches.  Paper presented at WASC ARC, Los Angeles, CA.

Korr, J., Derwin, E. B., Borrego, M. & Ringenbach, K. (2014, February). What does general education look like in a competency-based education (CBE) model.  Paper presented at AAC&U General Education and Assessment Conference, Portland Oregon.

Ringenbach, K. L., Mays, M. Z., Theurer, K., & Mazur, G. (2013, April). Engaging adjunct faculty in program assessment and review.  Paper presented at WASC ARC, San Diego, CA.

Professional Experience
Contracted Author
Developed content for CBE program for a textbook vendor
Associate Professor
Full Time Faculty, Brandman University, part of Chapman University System, Antelope Valley, CA
2009 – present
Full Time Faculty Member/Center Academic Advisor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Edwards Air Force Base and Palmdale, CA sites
(adjunct only position)
1994 – 2002
& present