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Maura Mitrushina, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook; M.A., Leningrad University; M.A., Leningrad Conservatory

Before coming to the United States, Mitrushina studied musicology at the Leningrad Conservatory of Music and Psychology at Leningrad University (in the former Soviet Union). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California , Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute, holds a clinical faculty position there, and has a full-time appointment at California State University, Northridge. As an American Board of Professional Psychology diplomate in clinical psychology, Mitrushina has been involved in research on the cognitive correlates of normal aging and the dementias of different etiologies, publishing more than 50 articles in these areas. She also maintains a clinical and forensic private practice in neuropsychology.


Mara Leigh Taylor (MA '03, MA '06) founded Getting Out By Going In after more than five years of volunteer work inside prisons, teaching more than 600 inmates tools for rapid and lasting changes, and recently authored a book titled Women in Prison: Women Finding Freedom.