Rattan, Dr. Neelam

Rattan, Dr. Neelam

Lecturer AY-B, Psychology


Preferred: neelam.rattan@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5653

Alternate: 408-924-5635

Office Hours

Mon-Wed 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm Thur 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Foreign Institution, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 1979


Dr. Neelam Rattan received the Panjab University Gold Medal in English Honors for her Bachelors Degree and was also awarded a medal for standing First in Masters in Psychology in the University. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and has taught at the collegiate level for more than 28 years and has taught courses in General Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice, Stress and Coping, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Positive Psychology. She has published papers in the area of women’s studies, adolescent behavior, well-being of the elderly, executive effectiveness. She has delivered talks and conducted workshops on enhancing teaching effectiveness, leadership skills, life skills, personality development, optimizing students’ potential, correctional reforms. She has taught at Cabrillo College, Aptos  as well as at Skyline College, San Bruno.  She joined the Psychology faculty at San Jose State University in Spring 2006.

Dr. Rattan was awarded the Provost’s 2009 Award for Excellence in Service Learning.