Dr. Kocur is currently serving as the department chair for the psychology department at Cal Lutheran. Dr. Kocur completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University and focused her clinical training on therapy and assessment with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Kocur completed a clinical internship at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks prior to coming to Cal Lutheran where she was a therapist for children with special needs. Dr. Kocur's research interests include the transition to post-secondary education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the developmental origins of the experience and expression of anger in intimate relationships. She runs a research team for students interested in working with her on these topics, but also enjoys mentoring students on their own research studies within the areas of developmental, clinical, or counseling psychology. Dr. Kocur came to CLU because of the school's strong emphasis on teaching and mentoring students. She also serves as the Assistant Director for the First Year Experience Program for the University.
Dr. Kocur teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment, and Child and Adolescent Development.
Ph.D. in Psychology, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
M.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University- Fort Collins, CO
B.A. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Pepperdine University- Malibu, CA