Dr. Deborah Van Marche

Residential Faculty

E-mail: deborah.vanmarche@gccaz.edu
Phone: 623.845.3740
Fax: 623.845.3689
Office: Life Science Building, Room 269

Department of Psychology
6000 West Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Arizona State University
  • Ph.D. work in Behavioral Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Courses Taught

  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY156 Understanding Death & Dying
  • PSY240 Developmental Psychology

Philosophy of Education

  • I use individual participation, questioning and group discussion. Formal small group discussions; group learning activities which include videos and experiments; class assignments all to help students apply the information from the text/lecture. Also, for each fall semester, I link my Psychology 101 to an English 101 in a Learning Community. This linked class allows the student to join his/her writing efforts with the deeper coverage of psychology topics. And last but certainly not least, I use humor and try to promote enjoyment in the learning process.

Professional Interests

  • Physiology and behavior as they relate to influence across the life span - how early experiences can change our physiological processes which in turn influence our behavior as we develop.

Personal Interests

  • Science from Astronomy to Zoology, science fiction books and movies, travel which includes Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, England, Belize, Guatemala, and over 75% of our own states in the US.

Maricopa Community Colleges
Glendale Community College GCC North
6000 West Olive Avenue 5727 West Happy Valley Road
Glendale, Arizona 85302 Glendale, Arizona 85310
623.845.3615 623.845.4000
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