USC Kortschak Center For Learning and Creativity


Ryan Terao, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aloha, I have the privilege and honor to serve as one of the Post-Doctoral Fellows at the Kortschak Center for Learning & Creativity (KCLC). My goal is to partner with students to promote their academic, mental, and personal growth. Consistent with the mission of the KCLC, I work with students to support their unique strengths and walk alongside with them to achieve their goals. To fulfill my role at the KCLC, my responsibilities range from reviewing time management skills to assessing students for learning disabilities. Let’s work together, shall we?


  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience, Pacific University

Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawai‘i

Professional Interests:

  • Native Hawaiian/Indigenous Culture and Psychology
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Gamification
  • Relational Health
  • Therapy


  • Surfing
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Combat Sports
  • Philosophizing