Lillian Seldeen, BA, MA, MBA

Core Faculty


Lillian Seldeen, BA, MA, MBA received her Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara. She joined the undergraduate faculty in 1989 and served as Undergraduate Program Chair for ten years from 1997-2007. She also served as Interim Chair of the graduate business programs from 2009-2011. Currently a member of the Undergraduate faculty, Lillian teaches two of the program’s foundational classes, “Educational Foundations,” and the “Capstone Seminar,” as well as a variety of psychology classes, including “Counseling Theory and Technique.” As a clinician in private practice, Lillian specialized in the areas of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS counseling, and served as Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Anger Management Counseling Services, for three years.

Lillian’s area of special academic interest is the relationship between humans and other animals, exploring the roles animals play in human societies and the interactions humans have with them. She is a scholar member of the Animals & Society Institute, a member of the International Society for Anthrozoology, and teaches “Anthrozoology: The Human-Animal Relationship” in the undergraduate program. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Dawn Osborn on a book about People, Animals and the Environment. Lillian volunteers with several animal rescue organizations and actively supports spay and neuter programs. When not teaching or volunteering, you will find Lillian on her small ranch tending to a variety of rescued animals including miniature horses, chickens, a goose, a goat, two dogs and a cat.

“Education feeds my mind, but animals nurture my soul.” – Lillian Seldeen