Faculty, Staff and Students


Stacey Doan, Ph.D.
Berger Institute Director and Associate Professor of Psychology

Prof. Doan received her B.A. from Carleton College and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. Her research focuses on maternal and child health, and relations between mind and body. She is particularly interested in the role of the social environment and its effects on physical health and psychological well- being.

email: sdoan@cmc.edu

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Lidia Romero
Program Coordinator 

Lidia  has a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Colorado State University and an M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 2003 -2005 facilitating a Health and Hygiene Program with the Ministry of Education in the Western Highlands of that country. And, most recently, lived and worked for six years as Country Director of many international organizations in Honduras and Nicaragua.

email: lromero@cmc.edu

Courtney Chan

Courtney Chan ’17 CMC
Berger Institute Lab and Research Manager

Courtney graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Psychology. She aims to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and improve mental health services for under served populations.


Danyon Anderson

Danyon Anderson ’18 CMC
Social Media Manager  

Danyon is a senior at Claremont McKenna College. He is currently applying to medical school and would like to be a primary care physician.


Ka Ki Fung

Ka Ki Fung
Technology Manager 

 Ka Ki is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College, majoring in Computer Science and Physics.  She founded the first technology-focused club at CMC, Women in Technology, dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and inspire women  to pursue a career in technology. With this club she also founded a local Google CS Ignite program. Through this program she mentors under-privileged middle schoolers in computer science.

2017-2018 CMC Faculty Affiliates



William Ascher, Ph.D.
Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics

Prof. Ascher has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a MPhil and Ph.D. from Yale University.




Daniel Livesay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Prof. Livesay has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.




Frederick R. Lynch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government

Prof. Lynch has a B.A. from the University of Michigan; M.A., from the University of Missouri; and a Ph.D., from the University of California, Riverside.




Ellen K. Rentz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature

Prof. Rentz has a B.A. from Washington University; M.A. in Medieval Studies from University of York, England; M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Columbia University.






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