This is Jim Levin's third time back to UC San Diego, and he hopes that the third time will be the charm. He grew up in western Pennsylvania and earned a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College in eastern PA. He first came to UC San Diego in 1969, where he earned a Ph.D. in Psychology. He set off for LA city, working at a computer science research institute in Marina del Rey as the token psychologist while living in Venice CA. After discovering that Venice is not Marina del Rey, he returned to UCSD in 1978, teaching in the Communications Program and the Teacher Education Program. In 1985, the University of Illinois made him an offer he couldn't refuse, and he and his wife Sandy and daughter Tera headed east for the plains of Champaign. He returned to sunny southern California in September 2003 as a faculty member in the Ed.D. program in Teaching & Learning.
He likes to take walks on the beach with his wife.
Psychology, B.A., 1969
University of California, San Diego
Psychology, Ph.D., 1976