Dr. Jeff Topping

Associate Professor
Jeff Topping
Holt 246



Ph.D.,   Experimental Psychology, University of Portland
M.A.,   Experimental Psychology, University of Portland
B.A.,     Psychology, Willamette University

Courses Taught:

  • Psychology 1 Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology 2 Statistical Methods for Psychology & Social Science
  • Psychology 4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 70 Corequisite Support for Statistical Methods for Psychology & Social Science

I started my teaching journey in higher education in 1970 when I joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University.  I had never taught my own class before then and I was overwhelmed with new class preparations, student advising, conducting research, supervising research, publishing, and other departmental obligations.  Luckily, I love a challenge and loved the university environment.  I thoroughly enjoyed my years at Mississippi State University.

In 1991 I re-located to Stockton, California and immediately became acquainted with Delta College.  I did substitute teaching in the spring of 1991 and then was hired as an Adjunct Instructor in the summer of 1991.  I also was hired as an Adjunct Instructor at CSU, Stanislaus (Stockton campus) in 1994 and was able to make ends meet by teaching at the two schools.  This arrangement lasted many years.  My tenure at CSU, Stanislaus ended in 2010 when a recession forced the termination of all Adjunct Instructors at the Stockton campus. Fortunately, I was teaching more classes at Delta College by then, and even taught a couple of graduate classes at University of the Pacific in 2017, and so I survived.  

I continued as an Adjunct Instructor at Delta College until 2019 when I was hired as a Temporary Full-time Instructor and then was fortunate to be hired as an Associate Professor at Delta College in 2020.

Office / TrAC / Department:
Social Science, Education and Public Services