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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Pieracci

Clinical Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences  

Coordinator of the Religious Studies Program for the Humanities Degree


Hometown: San Jose, CA

Favorite Cities: San Francisco and Florence, Italy


PhD: Psychology, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA. Dissertation: The Mythopoesis of Psychotherapy: Narrative, Mythic, and Literary Themes in Stories of Psychotherapy Clients

MA: Humanities (Literature Concentration). California State University, Dominguez Hills. Thesis: Oh, Precious Ode: A Readers-Response to the Poetry of Sharon Olds.

MA: Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA

BA: Sociology, University of San Francisco

Areas of Interest:

Classical Literature and Culture, Biblical History, Political Sociology, Narrative Psychology, Mythological Studies, Religion as a Sociological Phenomenon, Multi-disciplinary approaches within the Liberal Arts,  Poetry (especially Dante’s Divine Comedy)

Michael Pieracci

Office: CIC 125L
Phone: 509 372 7392