Hope P Umansky PhD – Adjunct Faculty
Hope P. Umansky, also professionally known as Dr. Hope, has a diverse professional and educational background in language arts and psychology, although Dr. Hope’s true love is educating students in the field of communications, English literature & writing, and the humanities. Dr. Hope holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts (MALS) in English literature from Reed College, specifically in American culture, and she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Scripps College. Although her passion has always been in education and writing, Dr. Hope also holds MA & Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Teaching & Learning, from California Institute for Human Studies. Previously, she has worked clinically, but she always returns to academia. Dr. Hope has extensive experience teaching language arts and the humanities, and her passion is to teach students how to communicate effectively and engage in the learning process. Throughout her 26 year career, Dr. Hope has taught language arts from middle to high school, and she has been in higher education at the college and graduate level since 2007. Dr. Hope is also a professional writer, public speaker, and media expert on American culture and how it shapes our identities and lives, personally, within society, and globally and has an educational consulting company, Innovations: Education Advocacy Group, Inc. She is based at the San Diego campus.