Scott Gfeller

Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Forensic Psychology

Dr. Gfeller graduated with his Ph.D. in forensic psychology in 2013 from Alliant International University. Shortly after he began working with the forensic population of Fresno County including conducting criminogenic needs assessments, individual therapy, and facilitating psychoeducation groups for adult offenders. He has been certified in critical incident stress debriefing, feature intensive processing for PTSD treatment, and as a life coach. Dr. Gfeller was licensed in California in 2022 as a psychologist. He began teaching at the university graduate level in 2014 and has been a contributing faculty member of Walden University since 2017 in the Forensic Psychology Department. He currently sits as a chair on numerous dissertations and is a methodology expert on many other dissertations. He primarily teaches research methods, and psychology of cybercrime, but also frequently teaches a course in criminal behavior. Dr. Gfeller has worked closely with first responders, often treating PTSD in this population for worker’s comp. Since 2006, he has held many management-level positions in several fields including veterinary technical staff and managing psychological interns and volunteers for the Sierra Education and Research Institute. Dr. Gfeller’s primary research interests include enclothed cognition, PTSD treatment and etiology, and criminal behavior.

Courses Taught

FPSY 6115 - Understanding Forensic Psychology Research


PhD, Alliant International University

MA, Alliant International University

BS, California State University, Fresno


Gfeller, S. (2017). Transition from jail to community: A multidisciplinary approach. The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Puckett, K., Gfeller, S., Crow, J. C., Chong, B. T., Kammerer, W., Charette, C. (2011). Student presentation on the use of the NEO for indirect assessment. International Association of Investigative Psychology