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Name: Dr. Zeynep K. Akca
Position: Assoc. Professor of Psychology
Department: College of Education
E-mail: akcaz@hssu.edu
Phone: 314-340 - 3354
Office: 207 HGAB
Degrees Held:
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Missouri, Columbia
Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts
Hacettepe University, Ankara,Turkey
Counseling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
English&American Literature


Bio: I have been a  tenured Associate Professor of  Psychology at HSSU since 1993. I am teaching mandatory psychology classes to teacher education candidates. I am a Ph.D Counseling Psychologist from University of  Missouri, Columbia.  I have had decades of  multicultural experiences as a counselor, an educator and a clinician  in Turkey and  U.SA since 1972.  I came to America in 1980 as a Fulbright scholar  in  pursuit  of  a  Ph.D. at Mizzou and completed  my degree with  a graduate fellowship from Mizzou.

Psy 0100 General Psychology

Psy 0315 Educational Psychology

Psy 0315 Psychological & Education Testing

Psy 0310 Child Psychology

Psy 0311 Adolescent Psychology

Psy 0312 Psychology & the Education of the Exceptional Children

Psy 0319 Behavior Management 

Psy 0321 Behavior Management Practicum

EDUC 0430 Career Transitions in  Special Education Programs

Psy 0407 Individual Intelligence & Achievement Testing

Psy 0409 Individual Intelligence & Achievement  Testing Practicum

CJ 0419 Nontraditional  Juvenile Conversion 

EDUC 6020 Teacher Action, Advocacy & Leadership


Graduate Dissertation: "Diverse Personality Characteristics of  Pedophiles (vs.) Rapists incarcerated in Missouri  Department of  Corrections & participating  in  Missouri  Sex Offenders' Program (MOSOP)".

Departmental Research on: "Performance-based Assessment in HSSU Teacher Education Program".


Misc. presentations in local and national conferences such as NNER, APA, CEC,

In-service training for 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri Family Courts & Juvenile Division  juvenile officers  re: Empowerment  of  at-risk  P-12 students and  their families under court supervision.

In-service training for the treatment staff of Comprehensive Mental Health Center of St. C;laire County


LPC ( Missouri State Licenced Professional Counselor)

LCPC( Illinois State Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor )

NBCC--NCC(National Certified Counselor)

Missouri Medicaid Provider for Children (0-21) & Families

Health Care USA Mental Health Provider (for Children & Families)

Teaching Certificate Hacettepe University Ankara.Turkey


"An Apple for the Teacher " --In  Recognition of  Distinguished Service As an American Educator Award (Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Alpha Zeta Chapter).

"Five-year Excellence in service" pin --from Comprehensive Mental Health Center of  St. Claire County, Illinois.