Associate Professor of Clinical Education
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Dr. Kim Hirabayashi teaches courses in the Teacher Education and Educational Psychology and Technology programs. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at USC and received a Dissertation of Merit Award for her dissertation, “The Role of Parental Style on Self-Handicapping and Defensive Pessimism in Asian American College Students.” Her research interests include academic self-regulation, self-handicapping, defensive pessimism, college student development, and gender issues in education. She has taught at California State University, Long Beach has worked for USC Civic and Community Relations in the Division of External Relations and in Student Affairs.