Daniel L. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Daniel L. Jenkins, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Phone: 619.849.2282


  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University (1986)
  • B.A. Psychology and Bible, Pacific Christian College (1982)
  • A.A. Grossmont Community College (1979)


Dr. Daniel Jenkins graduated from Pacific Christian College in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Bible. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University. Dr. Jenkins became licensed as a clinical psychologist in 1988. He has been teaching at Christian undergraduate colleges since 1987 and has been on full-time faculty at PLNU since 2003. He is also the Director of Lighthouse Psychological Services in Mission Valley.

Dr. Jenkins' specialties include psychotherapy for clinical disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as family and relational issues. He has been married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 29 years and has four children, all four have graduated from PLNU. Dr. Jenkins enjoys playing racquetball and frequently challenges his students to the game. Currently, he remains undefeated and is open to all challengers.  



PSY270 - Career Exploration
PSY300 - Personality and Adult Development
PSY321 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY341 - Group Counseling
PSY350 - Clinical and Research Assessment
PSY470 - Practicum

Please refer to E-Class for course syllabi.