Dr. Kessler earned her Ph.D. from Florida State University. Go Noles! She is an excellent instructor and has won many awards and honors. Her academic training is primarily in behaviorism, but she would never hurt a pigeon. Dr. Kessler is the program director of the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program and BS in Applied Psychology program on the Portland-Metro campus. She is also a co-director of the Oregon Tech Relationship Building Program, which trains students to work with families in the DHS system.
Dr. Kessler loves living in the Pacific Northwest, and her time here has served her well in her athletic pursuits, which include lots of running, skiing, and hiking. She has completed the Boston Marathon three times.