Portrait of Sara Yerushalmian

Sara Yerushalmian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology
Humanities 303E


Dr. Yerushalmian as a young child
Dr. Yerushalmian as a young child

I joined Moreno Valley College as a Full-Time faculty member in Fall 2018 and currently teach PSY 9: Developmental Psychology, PSY 35: Abnormal Psychology, and PSY 33: Theories of Personality. Prior to joining MVC, I taught at various academic institutions, including CSUSM, UCSD, MiraCosta College, Palomar College, and Park University. This diverse teaching background reflects my profound passion for Psychology and teaching.

As an instructor, I am deeply passionate about my work and take pride in empowering my students through inspiration and education. Given my multicultural background and being a first-generation college student, I genuinely relate to MVC's student body. I am a student-centered instructor, dedicated to promoting academic opportunities, excellence, equity, and inclusion for all. I strive to help steer students towards academic success and enrich their experiences by establishing meaningful connections and recognizing the diverse learning styles and needs. In my courses, I foster an interactive learning environment through open discussions, engaging activities, and practical application of the material to real-life situations. I aim to cultivate a strong sense of community within my courses, elevate the overall class learning environment, and instill a passionate and interest in learning.

On a personal note, I am a proud parent, am multilingual and have a deep appreciation for various cultures. I enjoy music, dancing, spending time with family and friends, and giving back to others.

Educational Background

A.A.S., Pima Community College.

B.A., University of Arizona.

M.A., Alliant International University.

Ph.D., Alliant International University.

At Riverside Community College District since 2018.