Dr. Dennis R. Sobol
Dr. Dennis R. Sobol is a retired member of the Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge campus, Psychology Department. His career at OCC-Orchard Ridge began in the fall of 1968, at the age of 24, until his retirement on December 31, 2010.
At present, Dr. Sobol is an adjunct professor in Psychology at Orchard Ridge campus. Dr. Sobol was awarded an “Outstanding Faculty” status by the Orchard Ridge Student Government Association in 1974; a college wide “Outstanding Faculty Award” in 2002; as well as a “Distinguished Professor Emeritus” honor in 2012. Sobol has served as a long-time Orchard Ridge Psychology Department Chairman for many years prior to his retirement.
Dr. Sobol obtained his college degrees at Oakland City College, Oakland California where he held numerous student government offices including President of the Student Government Association. His interest and love for Community College teaching started at the Merrot College Campus of Oakland City College; His BA from California State University of the East-Bay; MA from Western Michigan University; and PhD from the University of Michigan. Dr. Sobol maintains full membership in the Association for Psychological Sciences (APS), as well as the American Psychological Association (APA) Dr. Sobol has always believed in a strong academic exposure to Psychological Concepts in the Introductory Psychology courses at OCC.