Chancellor-Freeland, Cheryl

Associate Professor, Psychology




Preferred: (408) 924-5645

Office Hours

Thurs. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM or By Appointment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Santa Barbara, 1992


Dr. Cheryl Chancellor-Freeland completed her Ph.D. in 1992 as a National Institutes of Mental Health Doctoral Fellow in Biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  From there she completed five years of Post-Doctoral training as a National Institutes (NIH) Research Fellow in Neurobiology and Psychoneuroimmunology at Boston University Medical School. Dr. Chancellor-Freeland served as Interim Writing Director at CSU Monterey Bay from 1997 to 1999. She joined the faculty in the Psychology Department at San Jose State University in 1999. Since then, Dr. Chancellor-Freeland has been the recipient of multiple grant awards, two of which were NIH funded. She has also served as an evaluator on a NIH Grants Review Panel. Dr. Chancellor-Freeland is currently pursuing research interests regarding the effects of stress and its mitigating factors. She also conducts research related to poverty, social support and perinatal mood disorders. Dr. Chancellor-Freeland has produced eight professional reports, two television interviews and two editorial reports on this topic.

Dr. Chancellor-Freeland is most proud of the over 150 stellar students whom she has mentored in her laboratory, 35 of whom have been accepted to medical and doctoral programs nation-wide. Countless others have continued with masters-level graduate training. Fifty-nine students have presented their research at professional conferences. Currently Dr. Chancellor-Freeland continues to pursue her passion for neuroscience research topics and for mentoring budding young neuroscientists.