Sapna Chopra headshotSapna Chopra

Assistant Professor





I am an Assistant Professor in the Human Services department. I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Women’s Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.  

A consistent thread throughout my teaching, research, and service has been my commitment to social justice. My intention is to help students reflect on and understand the impact of privilege, power, and oppression, as well as our collective responsibility to challenge oppressive systems and create a more just society. Currently, I teach HUSR 411 (Human Services Delivery to Communities), HUSR 415 (Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse), and HUSR 350 (Theories and Techniques).



Chopra, S. B. (2021). Healing from internalized racism for Asian Americans. Professional Psychology: Research and 

Practice, 52(5), 503-512.

Smart, R., Dilley, A., Ward, M., & Chopra, S. B. (2021). Therapists and #MeToo: A qualitative survey of personal reactions and professional experiences. Women and Therapy . Advance online publication.

Dilley, A., Smart, R., Ward, M., & Chopra, S. B. (2021). An incomplete list of events related to #MeToo & #MeToo movement (2006-2020) Women and Therapy. Advance online publication.

Tsong, Y., Tai, A. L., & Chopra, S. B. (2021). The emotional, cultural, and relational impact of growing up as parachute/satellite kids in Asian American transnational families. Asian American Journal of Psychology,12(2), 147–157.

Hayashino, D. & Chopra, S. B. (2008). Parenting and raising families. In N. Tewari & A.N. Alvarez (Eds.), Asian American psychology: Current perspectives (pp. 317-336).  New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Lent, R. W., Brown, S. D., Talleyrand, R., McPartland, E. B., Davis, T., Chopra, S. B., Alexander, M. S., Suthakaran, V., & Chia-May, C. (2002). Career choice barriers, supports, and coping strategies: College students’ experiences. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 60, 61-72.

Lent, R. W., Brown, S. D., Brenner, B., Chopra, S. B., Davis, T., Talleyrand, R., & Suthakaran, V. (2001). The role of contextual supports and barriers in the choice of math/science educational options: A test of social cognitive hypotheses. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 474-483.