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Research fellow

Dr. Christa Banton

Dr. Christa Banton

Dr. Christa Banton

Dr. Christa Banton began her career working as a social worker for the Department of Public Health-HIV Program where she worked with individuals impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. From there, she transitioned to the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry working with the individuals who were newly released from incarceration returning to the San Bernardino County area. She went on to work for Children and Family Services as a Social Service Practitioner and then finally as a Supervising Social Services Practitioner for thirteen years working in child welfare.

She currently is a professor at Barstow Community College working as a Mental Health Counselor giving psychotherapy directly to students in need. Dr. Banton is a licensed marriage and family therapist and was in private practice. She has been teaching at the university level for the past 17 years and with the University of Phoenix since 2008. Her research interests include mental health, faculty support, diversity related issues, and academic achievement motivation.