2020 Graduate Commencement Speaker

Lynette Bikos


Dr. Lynette Bikos joined Seattle Pacific’s Department of Clinical Psychology in 2005, and has served as associate dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community since 2013. As a professor and director of research, Dr. Bikos teaches statistics, research methods, and psychometrics courses to students enrolled in the clinical and industrial-organizational PhD programs. Her research focuses on the intersections of vocational, international, and sustainable psychology. She is particularly interested in understanding how individuals respond to change. 

Dr. Bikos has researched global learning outcomes in returnees from study abroad, first-year adaptation of expatriate spouses, and career development in response to a calling-infused career intervention. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she is investigating experiences of, and attitudes toward, wearing cloth face masks. Whether online or around a table, planning, implementing, analyzing, and discovering with her advisees is one of her greatest joys.

Dr. Bikos received her doctorate at the University of Kansas-Lawrence. She presently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vocational Development, Career Development Quarterly, and International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. She is board-certified in counseling psychology and is a fellow in the Western Psychological Association.