James Nerney has taught for twenty-four years, most of those years devoted to teaching psychology. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of San Francisco, a master’s in clinical psychology from San Jose State University, and two years in the Social-Personality program at the University of Colorado.

Upon leaving graduate school, he worked as a statistician for the City and County of San Francisco. Then, for several years, he worked as a system analyst. In 1994, he started teaching courses in computer networking. Soon thereafter he began teaching Personality Psychology. When the university where he taught established a Psychology major, he was able to devote himself to teaching psychology. He taught most of the psychology courses that that school offers.

For the past five years at JFK University, he has taught courses in History and Systems of Psychology, Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Biopsychology.

He applies to himself the same philosophy of education that he applies to his students: Understand yourself so you can better treat others.


  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology

Credentials & Accolades

M.A., Clinical Psychology, San Jose State University