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Panza, Nancy R.

Professor of Psychology

Forensic & Police Psychologist


Office: 657-278-5904

Department: 657-278-3514



Dr. Panza completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with a concentration in psychology and law, at the University of Alabama in 2004. Before coming to CSUF, she spent four years working as an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Her clinical and research interests include criminal forensic assessment (i.e., competence to stand trial and waive Miranda rights, insanity defense, risk assessment, capital sentencing, etc.) and police psychology (i.e., evaluation, treatment and training of law enforcement officers). Dr. Panza has worked within county, state, and federal facilities providing clinical and forensic services for juvenile and adult offenders and has provided services for police departments in New York City, Alabama, and California. She currently provides psychological services for police departments across Southern California.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • forensic psychology
  • police psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • competency to stand trial

  • Law -- Juvenile
  • Psychology