Andrew Shelton, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Clinical Psychology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2750
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Andrew Shelton, PhD, is a counseling psychologist who joined the department in 2018. His research focuses on attachment theory and positive psychology from a cross-cultural perspective. In addition, he is interested in mental health and wellness among Latinas/os. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Latina/o Psychology and the Journal of College Counseling. Current projects include: spirituality, hope, and wellness among first-generation Latinx immigrants, work and meaning among first-generation Latinx immigrants, and strategies of belonging used by adult third-culture kids. He is accepting undergraduate and graduate students to work with him; undergraduate and master’s students interested in these lines of research are encouraged to email him for information about joining his research lab.


  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas
  • MS, Psychology, University of North Texas
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
  • BA, Psychology, Baylor University

Academic Areas

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Clinical Psychology
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Physical Therapy


  • Attachment Theory
  • Latinx Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Wellbeing of Cross-Cultural Workers and Families

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 250 – Data Analysis in Psychology
  • PSYC 318 – Research Methods
  • PSYC 518 – Analysis of Variance
  • WRIT 260 – Writing 2: Psychology Subdisciplines and Career Trajectories