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Adrianne Kotecki
Office Hours: Virtual Office: connect in Canvas
Virtual Office Hours: By appointment
Location: 405A


Adrianne Kotecki
Adjunct Psychology Instructor

Adrianne Kotecki presenting research at conference in Edinburgh

Hello! I'm excited to join the esteemed faculty at Cabrillo College. I started my own collegiate journey at a community college and have a love of both psychology and teaching. Rather than choose between the two, I decided to teach psychology.

After earning my Associate's Degree, I transferred to UC San Diego to complete my Bachelor's Degree. I then took two years off to get valuable research experience before entering graduate school. I earned my Master's Degree from San Diego State University and was very fortunate to study for a short time at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. I was able to translate my research materials to French (with much help from my labmates!) and build a multi-cultural research collaboration. This sparked a series of research presentations around the world, including Vancouver and Edinburgh, and even a few published articles. Soon after my graduation I began teaching at multiple community colleges in San Diego. I was excited to relocate to Northern California to join the full-time faculty at Monterey Peninsula College in 2012 and now Cabrillo.

One of my most treasured roles is as a mother. My son, Jonathan, started Kindergarten this year and Alyssa, my daughter, is a rambunctious and sassy just turned 3-year-old. You can bet that I'm busy preparing for class while keeping one eye on those little mischief makers (they just love to climb on anything and everything!) or busily working after they are in bed for the night.

I care deeply for the success of my students and want to be helpful in any way that I can. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns, or just need some help.

*****Spring 2020, Psych 1-98*****
Our course will become available in Canvas on Monday, 1/27

For access in Canvas, go to:
Use your Student ID and your password to login.

Your textbook is available for free online, either in web view or PDF ( If you prefer, you can also purchase on iBooks (around $5) or get a print version from seller OpenStax on (around $40). You can use whichever format(s) you want.
Psychology from OpenStax, ISBN 1938168356

There is NO campus orientation. Please send me an email at if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I generally respond within 24 hours, if not sooner.

I look forward to working with you!

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