Nicole Jafari

Nicole Jafari

Nicole Jafari, Ed.D.

  • Lecturer
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  • Phone: (562) 985-1386
  • Office Location: F02-223
  • Office hours for Fall 2021: Mondays and Wednesdays @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pm or by appointment. Please email Dr. Jafari for an appointment.


  • MBA (1996) and Ed. D. (2006) Argosy University, Orange County, CA

Research Interests

Dr. Jafari completed her dissertation on the topic of organizational changes and their impact on employee development which offers a different view on the human and cultural aspects of American organizations. Additionally, in collaboration with several elementary and middle school teachers, she is working on a privately funded research project focused on the transition from elementary to middle school. Her other research interests are the utilization of music and arts as a coping mechanism for ADHD children and the effect of daycare on infants’ and toddlers’ development.


  • HDEV 180: Lifespan Human Development
  • HDEV 307: Approaches to Childhood
  • HDEV 327: Approaches to Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
  • HDEV 357: Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging 
  • HDEV 402: Development of Thought: Structure, Process Cultural Influences Across the Life Span
  • CWL 215: