I love teaching!

It’s a passion and calling of mine. Below you’ll find information about my current and upcoming courses. 

My master’s degree is in education; still life experiences, as a student and instructor, reflection, insight, feedback, and foresight, help me to create courses of value. In general, for my courses, and to a great extent with my shorter course as much time allows, I incorporate the following components:

  • Application of course content to solve an issue in one’s life and/or community
  • Pursuit of questions that are interesting to the student
  • Collaborative group work
  • Development of creativity
  • Development of research skills
  • Development of communication skills
  • Connecting the present to a desired future

I highlight these in my courses so to cultivate curiosity, independence of thought, solve present issues, and to thrive in the 21st century, with its many challenges and opportunities.

College Courses:

Pasadena City College (enroll here: online format)

  1. Psychology of Good & Evil
  2. Psychology of School & Life Success

East-West University (enroll here: in-person format, Chicago, Illinois)

  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Crime & Society

Weekly Sessions (online):

I hold weekly course/discussion sessions for all my students. During this time, we’ll cover various topics – using a mix of lectures, group discussions, and a bit of advice in school, career, and life.

If there is a specific topic you’d like to cover, please share it in your message. Each session (a value of $45) is free with a suggested donation (if you’re able to) to the nonprofit The Good Student, so it can help more students. 

Upcoming Sessions:

September 25th (Saturday) / 9 AM (CDT)
Crime, Deviance, and Criminal Law 

October 2nd (Saturday) / 9 AM (CDT)
Criminology 101

October 2nd (Saturday) / 1 PM (CDT)
Choosing Colleges, Majors, and Careers

October 9th (Saturday) / 9 AM (CDT)
Criminology 101

October 9th (Saturday) / 1 PM (CDT)
Psychological Factors That Influence School Success

October 16th (Saturday) / 9 AM (CDT)
Criminology 101

October 16th (Saturday) / 1 PM (CDT)
Resumes, Internships and Work Experiences

October 23rd (Saturday) / 9 AM (CDT)
Criminology 101

October 23rd (Saturday) / 1 PM (CDT)

Please send me a message, via email or contact tab, to let me know what topics you’d like to learn about and so to gain access to our “get-togethers”. 


“This is the best class I’ve taken in all my academic years.”
–Senior in High School

“Joe Dorri loves his students… and it shows in the Good Student, a terrific resource for all students.”
 ―Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine, Past President of Association for Psychological Science, and recipient of the Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

“Professor Dorri,

I just wanted to reach out and thank you so much! I have never woken up and looked forward to a class as much as I did yours. You were the best professor and teacher I have ever had, truthfully! I am so thankful for the opportunity to have been able to listen, learn, engage, and honestly have fun! I LOVED your class and hope to see you in the future! Thank you again so much, I will never forget your class!

Thank you,