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Joshua Ramirez, Ph.D.

 “...we are partners in the learning process.” --Dr. Ramirez, Chair of Department of Psychology--


University of California -- Irvine
  • Ph.D., in Psychology/Cognitive Sciences
  • M.A., inSocial Science
  • B.A., in Psychology


Dr. Joshua Ramirez earned his Ph.D. from U.C. Irvine's Cognitive Sciences doctoral program. He also received his M.A. in Social Sciences and B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Irvine, as well. Dr. Ramirez's graduate work examined the psycholinguistic, developmental, and neurological basis of reading disabilities. For five years, he served as a pre-doctoral research fellow for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Ramirez's primary academic interests include speech perception, language acquisition, development, cognitive neuroscience, and visual intelligence. Dr. Ramirez previously taught at U.C. Irvine as an instructor of record, teaching associate and laboratory instructor; he also served as associate faculty for the South Orange County Community College District. He joined Santa Barbara City College's Psychology Department on a full-time basis in Fall 2014, teaching Research Methods and Experimental Design, and General Psychology.

Academic Interests:

  • Speech Perception
  • Language Acquisition
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Visual Intelligence

Courses Taught at SBCC:

  • PSY 100: General Psychology
  • PSY 145: Child Development
  • PSY 200: Research Methods and Experimental Design

Campus Location



WCC 135

MW 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
TR 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Other on campus:
by appointment
Zoom: by appointment
(805) 965-0581 x3712