Category: Faculty Posts

Faculty Spotlight: Adam Duberstein, PsyD

Dr. Adam Duberstein (MA ’17, PsyD ’21) is an adjunct faculty member teaching Ethics in Professional Psychology in the PsyD program this semester.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Clayton, Ohio, which is a small town northwest of Dayton, Ohio. What or who influenced you to study

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Faculty Spotlight: Mike Tyler, PhD, LP

Dr. Mike Tyler joined MSP’s leadership as the Dean of Academic Programs in December. Dr. Tyler has 20+ years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as the Associate Provost of Graduate and Online Education at Valparaiso University. Outside of academia, Dr. Tyler has clinical experience in residential treatment

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Faculty Spotlight: Nicole Budry-Law, PsyD, LP

Dr. Nicole Budry-Law (MA ’10, PsyS ’12, PsyD ’14) is an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Professional & Scientific Ethics in the MA program this semester.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Metro Detroit, but I lived in Brazil for some time after completing my

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Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Wolf, PsyD

Dr. Lisa Wolf (MA ’90) is the newest Core Faculty member for the PsyD program.  Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology? Growing up in the 60’s, I witnessed racialized violence, antisemitism, homophobia, and gender discrimination. I was keenly aware of inequalities and deeply impacted by the

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Faculty Spotlight: Josephine Cervantes, PsyD

Dr. Josephine Cervantes (PsyD ’21) is an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Multicultural Psychology in the MA program this semester.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in a small Texas town called Port Lavaca. What or who influenced you to study psychology? No one really influenced

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Faculty Spotlight: Kathy Chen, PsyD

Dr. Kathy Chen is an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Ethics in Professional Psychology in the PsyD program this semester.  Where did you grow up? I grew up on Long Island in New York. What or who influenced you to study psychology? I was influenced to study psychology

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Faculty Spotlight: Nathan Hayrynen, MA

Nathan Hayrynen (MA ’16, PsyD 4) is an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Human Development and Behavior in the MA program this semester.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the UP. What or who influenced you to study psychology?

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Faculty Spotlight: Michael Wallace, PsyD

We delighted to feature Michael Wallace, PsyD, LLP in our latest Faculty Spotlight. Dr. Wallace is on the Core Faculty and is teaching Humanistic Psychology & Psychotherapies in the PsyD program. Where did you grow up? I was born in Ann Arbor, MI, a small Midwestern town and the home

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Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Taylor, PsyD

Dr. Andrea Taylor is an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Multicultural Psychology in the MA program this semester.  Where did you grow up? Southfield, MI. What or who influenced you to study psychology? A genuine interest in people. What are your research and/or clinical interests? Women studies: gender

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Faculty Spotlight: Jared Smendik, PsyD

Dr. Jared Smendik (PsyD ’21) is an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Group Processes: Theory & Practice in the MA program this semester.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Middleville, Michigan What or who influenced you to study psychology? Psychology has also been an interest of

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