Meet the Dean

Dr. Barbara Grimes, Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences

The graduate school experience is one of the most exciting and awe-inspiring journeys one can embark upon. At CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences, we pride ourselves in providing a close-knit community of talented and dedicated faculty, as well as enthusiastic and professional staff, to help you become successful in your chosen field.

This collaborative learning environment serves as a catalyst for professional growth and innovation within your chosen field of study, be it as a clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, professional counselor or sports psychologist, among many other specialties. We pride ourselves in cultivating a rich and dynamic learning environment while providing you with the freedom and flexibility you’ll need to meet the ever changing demands and time constraints you’ll face while pursuing your education.

Our faculty in the School of Behavioral Sciences are distinguished scholars and practitioners who have first-hand experience in influencing and changing human behavior. The faculty are steadfastly committed to helping their students achieve academic excellence and career advancement in their respective professions. Students will learn not only theory, but more importantly, they will learn how to apply this knowledge to real-world situations. This is a crucial element in your educational journey.

CalSouthern takes pride in the success of our graduates as they fulfill their hopes and dreams and make a real impact upon individuals and their communities. Whatever your desired goal, in whatever part of the world you may be from, CalSouthern is dedicated to helping you succeed!


Barbara L. Grimes, PhD
Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences

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