Diana E. Knauf  

Diana E. Knauf

Diana E. Knauf



Online Monday-Friday during the quarter. (Please email for an appointment.) 




Office:  Rm 5338

Social Sciences Division


Hi – I am Psychology professor Diana E. Knauf, and I have been at Shoreline Community College since 1998. I recently returned from spending a couple of years working virtually from Shanghai, China.


I teach:

  • Psychology 100 (General Psychology)
  • Psychology 200 (Lifespan Development)
  • Psychology 208 (Adulthood: Aging and Development)
  • Psychology 210 (Human Sexuality)
  • Psychology 245 (Social Psychology)

I advise students who are interested in Psychology or planning to transfer to a Psychology program to obtain a bachelor’s degree.  I am also one of Shoreline’s first eAdvisors, providing advising to eLearning students and Psychology majors by way of email and web applications.


I believe that the goal of learning is to gain information and skills that allow us to live better out in the real world. It is also important to me that students have fun while learning what they need to know. I have sometimes been referred to as the Dr. Ruth of Shoreline, teaching Human Sexuality (Psychology 210) both as a stand-alone course, and also as a part of an Interdisciplinary course (courses that combine more than one discipline). With colleagues Rachel David (Women’s Studies) and Brooke Zimmers (Interpersonal Communication), Intersextions explores the connections between sex, power, communication, gender and relationships.


I received my Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University in New York City. My research interests include: street harassment, mastery motivation and cross-cultural psychology. Publications are available on request.


Psychology links:

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science