Student Feedback

I feel Dr. Pedersen was professional, positive, and always provided excellent ways for me to learn. The subject was difficult for some students to discuss, yet, I never felt she took a side, but provided equal opportunity for everyone.
-Brandman student, Clinical Issues in Human Diversity, Spring 2017
She was awesome. I loved the interaction and open dialog with the class. She made it really fun the way she always had different activities and let us all talk about what we were learning to get new ideas.
-Brandman student, Clinical Issues in Human Diversity, Spring 2017
Dr. Pedersen is thorough, creative, compassionate, encourages understanding and excellence.
-Brandman student, Clinical Issues in Human Diversity, Spring 2017

I learned a lot more about diversity through the readings in the text as well as what was given in class. One of my favorite classes thus far in the MFT program.
-Brandman student, Clinical Issues in Human Diversity, Spring 2017
The instructor is approachable and very helpful.
-Brandman student, Clinical Issues in Human Diversity, Spring 2017

Joy Pedersen is an exceptional instructor. She is very creative and has a variety of teaching methods, which makes every class exciting and a great learning experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Pedersen as an instructor to any of my peers. I always enjoy her classes and take away more information than ever expected.

– Brandman student, Summer 2016

Our instructor was wonderful, as she always is! She provided meaningful information, was always professional and positive, she was just a joy to be around!

– Brandman student, Summer 2016

Professor Pedersen makes sure to check in with us before class and allows us some time to share and process the week which helps becoming centered and present for the class. She presents as having a genuine interest in my academic and professional success. Professor Pedersen is one of my favorite professors.

– Brandman student, Summer 2016

Professor Pedersen was very helpful, understanding, and attentive. She provided guidance, feedback, and made this class very interesting. She went out of her way to bring in a guest speaker whom was fantastic and she was always prepared for class. She aptly listening to the needs of her students and worked with them to provide a wonderful learning environment.

– Brandman student, Summer 2016

I learned so much in her class and actually took away useful tools that are needed to help clients.

– Brandman student, Spring 2016

She was inspiring, professional, and full of knowledge. She did a great job teaching this course!

– Brandman student, Spring 2016

Instructor was responsive, respectful and interesting.

– Brandman student, Spring 2016

Joy Pedersen is an excellent professor who takes that extra step to see that we really engage in and absorb the information provided. She has a unique way of extending our cognizance and encouraging expansive thinking that is outside the box (always a good thing to have as a therapist). I really enjoyed this class. That is the measuring stick of a good class–it is not just taught well—it is engaging and fun; I look forward to coming to class, I also found Dr . Pedersen both approachable and responsive. All adds up to a 10 (on a scale of 1-10)!

– Brandman student, Fall 2015

Prepared, compassionate, inclusive of all students, provided excellent feedback to the group and individually; presented a variety of activities to reinforce understanding of concepts. Encouraged everyone to take the content personally as well as professionally to stimulate growth.

– Brandman student, Fall 2015

Great instructor, the class was interesting and was made much more personal with the other classmates. I felt more comfortable with the other classmates because of the activities the instructor had implemented.

– Brandman student, Fall 2015

This class is cutting edge as a tool to facilitate the creation of a better social strata, as well as more understanding of those we share a space with in our community and beyond.

– Brandman student, Fall 2015

Dr. Pedersen is one of the best instructors I have had at Brandman. She is knowledgeable, professional, confident, and approachable. She used a wide range of instructional methods, and led us in interesting activities that facilitated both knowledge about other cultures, and our own cultural bias/self awareness. I will miss having her as an instructor.

– Brandman student, Fall 2015