Danese, Jeffrey W.

Danese, Jeffrey W.

Lecturer AY-A, Psychology
Lecturer AY-A Humanities


Preferred: jeffrey.danese@sjsu.edu


Preferred: 408/924-4726

Office Hours

Summer Semester 2013 June - July 3 Office Hours Mon, Wed 2:00-4:00 and by Appt. Clark Hall 419F

The list of courses below are ALL of the courses that I have taught here at SJSU over the years (and may teach again). Courses that I am teaching now or am scheduled to teach have the term and year indicated.


  • Master of Arts, Univ Of Cal-Santa Barbara, 2003
  • Master of Science, Psychology, Eastern Washington Univ, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Florida, 1986

Licenses and Certificates

  • NCC - Nationally Certified Counselor, California, United States, 1995
  • LPCC - Licensed Practicing Clinical Counselor (Pending), California, United States, 2012


Originally from Florida but also lived in Seattle, WA for 14 years. Recently completed most program requirements for PhD Human Sciences at Saybrook University in San Francisco with dissertation research in moral action, faith, and cognitive science. Completed program requirements for PhD American Religious History at Florida State University specializing in History of Science and Religion, Cognitive Science of Religion, and American spirituality. M.A. degree in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara specializing in Methods of Religious Studies, Buddhism, World Religions, and Evolutionary Psychology. M.S. degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University. B.A. degree in History of Ideas with minors in Economics and German Language from the University of Florida, Gainesville. International experience includes residency and academic studies in Bonn, Germany; Chinese language training at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University, teaching English as a second language, and residency in Taipei, Twaiwan; residency and monastic ordination in Thailand; development work in Zambia; language training in Spanish; travels throughout Southeast Asia, East and South Africa, Egypt, Europe, and South America.

Teaching Experience

Fall 2007 - current: San Jose State Univeristy (Religious Studies & Psychology)

1997-2007: Seattle Central Community College (online courses in Psychology)

2003-2007: Florida State University (Religious Studies); Tallahassee Comunity College (Psychology)

1995-2000: Seattle Central Community College; Puget Community College