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Jesse Payne

Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education

B.A. Vanguard University of Southern California
M.A. Vanguard University of Southern California
Ed.D. University of Southern California

Teaching Experience

  • 5 years of non-directive play therapy/group instruction for at-risk students in grades K-3 with the Chula Vista Elementary School District in Southern California
  • 3 years of elementary teaching experience in Orange County, CA
  • 4 years of after-school and summer instruction in science for elementary-aged students

Other Experiences

  • 5 Years as Director of Education for Amen Clinics, Inc.
  • 3 Years as Director of Human Resources for Amen Clinics, Inc.


  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Before 25), 2014, Harlequin Non-Fiction
  • Making a Good Brain Great: High School Course (2009), Mindworks Press
  • What I Learned from a Penguin: A Story on How to Help People Change (2006), Mindworks Press


  • Jesse has been married to Breanne since 2004 and they have two children. Elias was born in 2009 and Emmy was born in 2011.


  • USC Football
  • NFL Fantasy Football
  • Technology/computers/tablets/electronics/smartphones
  • Cars

Why Corban? I was blown away by the amazing sense of community, support, and love that is present on this campus. I strongly believe in the mission of our university and am always looking for ways to make an impact within our school and in our broader community.