College of Arts & Sciences

Michael Pieracci

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
Michael Pieracci
Michael PieracciTeaching Associate Professor, HumanitiesCIC 125L

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Sociology, University of San Francisco, 1972
  • MA Humanities, Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2004
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Saybrook University, San Francisco, 1989

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 1991

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Teaching

  • Classical Literature
  • Mythology
  • Religious Studies
  • Narrative Studies
  • Sociology
  • American Culture
  • Psycho-dynamic Psychology

Research

  • Religious Studies
  • Narrative Studies
  • Ancient Literature and History
  • The intersection of Sociology, History, and Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychodynamic Theory

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

Associations and Service Projects

  • Coordinator of Religious Studies
  • AVID Fellow

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Mythopoesis of Psychotherapy: The Cultural, Mythic, and Narrative Themes in Stories of Psychotherapy Clients About their Psychotherapy Experience. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1991
  • Oh Precious Ode! A Readers Response to the Poetry of Sharon Olds. 2004