Paul Landen

Paul Landen
231 Ward Bldg, Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Dr., Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-0394


  • Post Doctoral Training in Clinical/Community/Cultural Psychology from UAA/UAF
  • Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion emphasizing Gender Issues from MSU
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ferris State University
  • M.A.P.Min. in Pastoral Ministry from Marygrove College
  • M.A. in Agency Counseling from MSU
  • B.A. in Religious Studies from MSU
  • B.S. in Psychology, Certificate in Women’s Studies from MSUC
  • Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Adults 


Greetings! My name is Paul Landen and I'm a Professor of Psychology (Promoted to Professor 08/18, Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor 08/13) at the Kenai River Campus of Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) of the University of Alaska Anchorage. I started at KPC in May 2005 as a Counselor. I left for University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) for two years, returning to KPC as the Psychology Professor in Fall of 2008. 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PHIL 313       Eastern Religions
  • PHIL 314       Western Religions
  • PSY 111        General Psych                     
  • PSY 143        Death and Dying                 
  • PSY 150        Lifespan Development      
  • PSY 168        Human Sexuality                
  • PSY 313        Psych of Women                 
  • PSY 345        Abnormal Psych                  
  • PSY 368        Personality                           
  • PSY 372        Community Psych               
  • PSY 412        Foundations (Capstone)   
  • PSY 465        Cross-Cultural          

Professional & Department Service

  • Faculty Member in Residence at the KPC Residence Hall
  • Coordinator of the Gateway Scholars Program
  • Chair of the UAA Title IX Campus Climate Committee
  • Co-Advisor to the KPC Student Union.

Research Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Gender and Sexuality

Career History/Work Experience

  • UAF Coordinator of the Joint UAF-UAA Ph.D. in Clinical Community Psychology;
  • Assistant Professor of Counseling here at KPC;
  • Director of International Programs at Ferris State University and the University of Vermont;
  • Coordinator of International Exchange Programs at Michigan State University (MSU);
  • Academic Counselor for the Department of Electrical Engineering at MSU;
  • Nine years in Residence Life at MSU, specializing in working with the Lyman Briggs and James Madison residential Colleges.

In addition, I spent a year as a VISTA: Americorps Volunteer at Yuut Elitnaurviat People's Learning Center in Bethel, Alaska. 

I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor.