Rachna Soni

Rachna Soni, Ph.D.

  • Lecturer
  • Email: Rachna.Soni@csulb.edu 
  • Phone: (562) 985-1386
  • Office locations: F02-223 and Advising office: LA3-202A
  • Office hours for Spring 2024: Tuesdays 9:00-9:30am and Mondays 3:15-3:45pm (virtually online). Please email Dr. Soni for an appointment.


  • Ph.D. (1990), M.H.E. (1986), M.A. (1983), Pennsylvania State University, Human Development


  • HDEV 307: Approaches to Childhood
  • HDEV 320: Quantitative Methods in Human Development
  • HDEV 357: Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging
  • HDEV 360: Cultural Foundations for Human Development
  • HDEV 470: Seminar/Practicum

Research Interests

Dr. Soni’s research interests are personality and social development during adolescence, particularly the role of temperament in adolescent stress and coping.