West Area Faculty

Photo of Faculty Stan HueyStanley Huey Jr.

Faculty Master, Fluor Tower

Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Stan Huey is an Associate Professor of Psychology at USC, with a joint appointment in American Studies and Ethnicity. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1998, and joined the USC faculty in 2000. His research focuses on (1) psychotherapy effects with children and families, (2) cultural issues in psychotherapy, and (3) interventions in criminal justice settings.

Dr. Huey teaches courses addressing mental health, therapy, and diversity. Recent courses include abnormal psychology, culture and mental health, the psychology of African Americans, the psychology of racial bias, and race and crime. He is also Director of Graduate Studies in the Psychology Department. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Huey has extensive experience treating trauma victims and youth with behavioral problems. He also provides clinical supervision to graduate students in clinical psychology.

On a personal note, Dr. Huey is married to fellow clinical psychologist, Tonya Wood, who is Director of Clinical Training at Pepperdine University and has her own private practice. He’s also the proud father of a 3-year son, Ethan.

Laura Baker (West) 2Laura A. Baker

Faculty Master, Webb Tower

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience

Laura Baker received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Colorado in 1983. She joined the USC Psychology faculty in 1984, where she specializes in behavioral genetics and individual differences.  Dr. Baker’s research involves the study of genetic and environmental influences in human behavior, with a particular focus on aggressive and antisocial behavior.  She directs a large longitudinal twin study of now young adult twins who she has followed since childhood, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  Her lab also investigates the effects of air pollution and green space on the development of cognitive and behavioral outcomes from childhood to emerging adulthood. Baker’s work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Development and Psychopathology, and Behavioral Genetics.  She teaches courses in Behavioral Genetics, Statistics, and Human Sexuality, and has a forthcoming course on the Neurobiology of Consciousness.

2016-2017 will be her fourth year as Faculty Master in the Residential Life program. She lives in Webb Tower on the ground floor in Room 108, along with her cat (“Sophie”).  Her three kids are here from time to time as well, including two sons, Colin (USC 2014) and Cameron (Willamette 2017) and a daughter Morgan (Tufts 2012) who recently finished her PhD in Math at the University of Utah.