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Faculty Spotlight: Joelle Frangie, PsyD, DLLP

Joelle Frangie, DLLP (MA ’18, PsyD ’23) is an adjunct faculty member teaching Research Foundations in the MA program this semester.

Where did you grow up?

Okemos, Michigan

What or who influenced you to study psychology?

As a junior in college studying a major I lost interest in, I felt stuck in a field that no longer fit for me. During that time, a friend pointed out that my eyes “lit up” while discussing my passion for forensic psychology. That’s when I decided to change my academic trajectory to psychology, and I still thank that friend for her helpful insight!

What are your research and/or clinical interests?

I enjoy the wide range of opportunities that the field of clinical psychology offers. I’m particularly passionate about conducting psychological assessments.

What appeals to you most about teaching at MSP?

I often think about how helpful the psychologists I encountered throughout my academic career were in helping me learn and reach my goals. Through teaching at MSP, I hope to offer that same gift to others.

What is your favorite non-academic book, and why?

My favorite book is How to Do the Work by Nicole LaPera, because self-healing is a brave and exciting journey.

What advice would you like to share with current students? 

Ask all the questions you need to help enrich your learning…but always check your syllabus for the answer first.