Jaclyn Gaffaney

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: MA

Industry Expertise: positive organizational psychology and evaluation

Research Interest: optimizing the design and implementation of scaled well-being initiatives / positive psychology interventions


Jaclyn Gaffaney researches and evaluates scaled well-being initiatives and social programs to optimize their development and implementation. She specializes in quantitative and qualitative research design and data analysis, process and outcome evaluation, and program design. She has worked with educational institutions, organizations, social programs, and communities. Jaclyn is a PhD candidate with a co-concentration in positive organizational psychology and research methods and evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. She holds a master’s in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California. She enjoys hiking, road tripping, trying all of the foods, and nerding out over a good book. Her signature strengths are creativity, love of learning, critical thinking, perspective, and leadership.