Faculty

"My goal is to assist in the training and development of   
agents of social change who will impact the implementation  
of socially just practices within their communities."  
 
– Michelle Dennis, Ph.D.

"My goal is to assist in the training and development of
agents of social change who will impact the implementation
of socially just practices within their communities."

– Michelle Dennis, Ph.D.

Michelle Dennis, Ph.D.
Program Director, M.A., Industrial Organizational Psychology

Student engagement is one of the most important driving forces behind educational success and my main goal is to inspire all of my students to become fully engaged in the learning process. I aim to provide as many opportunities for interaction within and outside of the virtual classroom as possible. I encourage students to network with one another and with faculty, so as to get the most out of their educational experience as possible. It is my hope that, through mentorship, I can help all of my students to attain their academic goals and to experience success within their careers.

I was drawn to Adler because my values are consistent with the mission of the University. I aim to inspire my students to realize opportunities for advocacy in their day to day work activities. My goal is to assist in the training and development of agents of social change who will implement impactful, socially just practices within their communities. Through our example and instruction, the faculty at Adler University have the opportunity to impact the next generation of socially responsible professionals who will go on to improve communities and increase equality.

I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Marquette University. I also hold a graduate credential in online teaching in higher education and a Master’s degree in training and development from Roosevelt University. I have completed specialized training in corporate business management, coaching and leadership. I have worked as a statistician, researcher and business analyst and I have been serving as an educator for the past 18 years.

Please email or call me 312.662.4364 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University
  • M.A., Training and Development, Roosevelt University
  • Graduate Credential, Online Teaching in Higher Education, Roosevelt University
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Psychology Science (APS)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • World Association for Online Education (WAOE)