Psychology Department Staff

  • Phil Hammack

    Phil Hammack

    Department Chair

    831-459-1050, hammack@ucsc.edu

    Hello! My name is Phil Hammack, and I am Chair of the Psychology Department. I am also a Professor and a member of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and conduct research on sexual and gender diversity. You can read more about my background and my research on my website: www.philliphammack.com  As Department Chair, I am responsible for fostering excellence in the Psychology Department’s research, teaching, and service. I also advocate for the goals and needs of our students, staff, and faculty to the Social Sciences Dean, Alumni Relations, and other campus offices. I hope to see you around the Psychology Department!
  • Allison Land

    Allison Land

    Department Manager

    831-459-4416, allison@ucsc.edu

    My name is Allison and I am the Psychology Department Manager. I work with the faculty and lecturers to create the department’s curriculum and leave plan for the year and facilitate personnel reviews. I oversee all department hiring, the department budget, advise the chair on department matters and supervise our fabulous department staff!
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    Ezekiel Cerezo

    Undergraduate Advisor

    psyadv@ucsc.edu

    Hi! I'm Ezekiel and one of the Undergraduate Advisors for Psychology and Cognitive Science students. I'm available to talk about forms, enrollment, studying abroad, and other advising topics. If you ever have any questions or anything to discuss, I'm happy to talk!

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    Crystal Dale

    Assistant to the Manager

    831-459-4194, csantoya@ucsc.edu 

    Welcome! I provide curriculum and budget support for our faculty and staff. I am responsible for scheduling classes, coordinating the graduate program colloquium series, overseeing area budgets, and completing financial processes under our Department Manager. Faculty and staff please come see me for help with purchasing and reimbursements!

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    Lily Gardner

    Academic Services Coordinator

    831-459-5084, lihgardn@ucsc.edu

    Hello and welcome! As the Academic Services Coordinator, I am responsible for providing course support to our instructors, administering the research participant pool, coordinating accommodations for DRC students, reserving department spaces, and distributing department keys. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and I will be glad to help. 

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    Cyrus Howard

    Undergraduate Advisor

    psyadv@ucsc.edu

    Hello! My name is Cyrus(they/he) and I’m one of the Undergraduate Psychology Advisors. I’m passionate about art, research, and supporting students. I am happy to answer any questions about resources and academic planning that students may have. Looking forward to meeting with you!
  • Wendy Kusunoki

    Wendy Kusunoki

    Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Assistant Manager

    psyadv@ucsc.edu

    Hi! My name is Wendy Kusunoki and I am the Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Assistant Manager.  I look forward to supporting students, faculty, and staff!

  • Kathy Montano

    Kathy Montano

    Graduate Program Coordinator

    831-459-4932, kmmontan@ucsc.edu

    Hi! I’m the Graduate Program Coordinator, Kathy! I advise, support, and provide resources to our graduate students as they move through their program. Aid prospective students and the campus community in learning more about our programs.
  • Carrie Walker

    Carrie Walker

    Field Study Director

    psyfield@ucsc.edu

    Hi! I'm Carrie, the Field Study Director. As someone who has worked in education for many years, I've seen the power experiential learning has to enhance concepts learned in the classroom, and that's why I'm excited to work with Psychology and Cognitive Science majors to facilitate these experiences. If you want to explore potential post-grad paths and give back to the community, please reach out to me about the Field Study Program. I look forward to meeting you!