Psychology Faculty and Staff:
Dr. Richard Hanks
Professionally, Richard is a licensed psychologist and has worked in several agencies and in private practice. Richard has been a full-time faculty member at Aims since 2002 and he teaches many of the psychology classes offered at Aims.
Juanita matriculated into Northeastern University in Boston and eventually obtained a BA in Education. Her Master of Science in Psychology is from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with a thesis emphasis on eyewitness testimony. Juanita has teaching experience in elementary, middle and high school. She also taught ESL in the former Department of Developmental Education at Aims.
In addition to the General Psychology classes, she teaches Human Growth/Development, Psychology of Women, and Dynamics of Racism and Prejudice.
Dr. Allan Obert
Since receiving his M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver, Allan has taught career planning classes at Arapahoe Community College, UNC and Aims. His first, full-time, career counseling position was working for Dunn & Nelson, a job-search company in the Denver-metro area. This position entailed writing resumes and other job search correspondence for clients and instructing clients in, both, how to get a job interview and how to perform during a job interview. Allan left this position to work as a Career Counselor for UNC. While at Dunn & Nelson and UNC, he worked as an adjunct instructor at Aims teaching career planning classes.
In 1999, Allan was invited to join the full-time faculty of Aims. He was President of the Colorado Career Development Association from 2005-2006 and is qualified to interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SSI).
Dr. ShawnaLee Washam
Since 1995, Shawna has held five different positions at Aims: Advisor at Greeley campus, Financial Aid Advisor at Loveland campus, Director of Assessment, Psychology Chair and Professor of Psychology. She currently teaches many of the psychology courses offered in the department and especially loves collaborating with Phi Theta Kappa, learning communities and Honors students.