Adjunct Psychology Faculty



PhD in Psychology, University of Queensland
MS, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech
BA in Psychology, California State University, Sacramento


Dr. Cassandra Perryman began her career working as both a mental health worker and OSHA training specialist. After developing both a mental health advocacy program, and a full employee training and safety program she decided it was time to get a University degree.

Dr Perryman completed her bachelor in psychology with a minor in law in 2009. By the time she finished her undergraduate degree, she had three publications. The first in the field of psychometrics and the following two in qualitative perspective of the In Home Support Services Program of Sacramento County. In 2010, Dr Perryman left for Australia to commence her PhD at the University of Queensland. Both research and teaching commenced in January of 2011, and Dr Perryman worked as a both a lecturer and privately funded researcher. The focus of research was the process of change and interaction of PTSD in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Her teaching was primarily in statistics and applied psychology. In 2015, Dr Perryman was awarded her PhD in Psychology without edit.

In August of 2016, family circumstances required Dr Perryman to return to Sacramento and she began work at California State University, Sacramento under the auspices of her previous professors. She has since been hired on as a part-time lecturer, and splits her time between CSUS and CNSU.

Aside from her academic life, Dr Perryman is a proud geek, animal lover, and quilter. She currently enjoys the company of her partner, three children, and three cats.




Phone: 916-686-7300




California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032