Category: Faculty Posts

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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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Faculty Spotlight: Brooke Colman, PsyD

Dr. Brooke Colman (PsyD ’21) is an adjunct professor teaching a section on Professional and Scientific Ethics in the MA program this semester. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate studies. I spent some time in Chicago,

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Faculty Spotlight: Kate Cusick, PsyD

We delighted to feature Alum Kate Cusick, PsyD (’19) in our latest Faculty Spotlight. Dr. Cusick is new to the Core Faculty. She is teaching a section of Core Concepts in the MA program and History & Systems in the PsyD program. Where did you grow up? I grew up

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Faculty Spotlight: River Farrell, PsyD

Dr. River Farrell is a 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 a small town in upstate NY from the time I was two until the middle of my junior year

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