Psychology Department

Faculty are listed in alphabetical order. To view more detailed information about each faculty member, click on each of the faculty's name.

Email:
abellamy@umflint.edu
Psychology

Allen Bellamy

Lecturer IV

Education: Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Research Interests: My general research interest is within the discipline of applied personality assessment as it relates to leadership and organizational behavior. Specifically, Neurotic Styles of Leadership and Culture Assessment. Additional interest relate to the development and validation of psychometric measures for Forensic Evaluations in Adolescents: Executive Functioning, Emotional Intelligence, Juvenile Adjudicative Competency Interview (JACI).

Clinical Interests: Forensic Assessment; Reforms of Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility (e.g., restoration, testing procedures).

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 300: Preparing for Careers in Psychology
  • PSY 309: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 313: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 352: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 365: Industrial & Organiational Psychology
  • PSY 427 Personnel Selection

Dr. Bellamy began teaching at UM-Flint in 2005

 

Email:
broadben@umflint.edu
Psychology

Julie Broadbent

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests: My research focuses on the neuropharmacological bases of addiction to drugs and the impact of excessive use of technology (cell phones, the internet, social networking websites etc.).

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100: Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 316: Biological Psychology
  • PSY 323: Advanced Research and Writing
  • PSY 329: Advanced Research Topics
  • PSY 391: Directed Reading in Psychology
  • PSY 394: Independent Research

Dr. Broadbent began teaching at UM-Flint in 2009.

 

Email:
shaibros@umflint.edu
Psychology

Shai Brosh, Ph.D.

Lecturer II

Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Western Michigan University

I work as a clinical psychologist at a local hospital.  I completed an internship at Duke University Medical Center.  My clinical interests are wide, including family and group therapy, difficult to treat personality disorders, consultation liaison, assessment, trauma, guided imagery, the use of questions as therapeutic tools, and geriatric psychology.  Although I received intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, my theoretical orientation is eclectic and it is tailored to the individual I am working with

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 319 - Principles of Research Design

 

Dr. Brosh began teaching at UM-Flint in 2009.

Email:
sganop@umflint.edu
Psychology

Susan Gano-Phillips

Professor and Interim Dean

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois Champaing-Urbana

Research Interests: My earlier research focused on marital relationships and gender roles in marriage.  More recently my primary research interests include pedagogy, institutional change, and leadership in higher education.

Recent Publications:

  • Gano-Phillips, S., & Barnett, R. (Eds.) (2010).  A Process Approach to General Education Reform: Transforming Institutional Culture in Higher Education.  Madison, WI:  Atwood Publishing.
  • Gano-Phillips, S., Barnett, R., Kelsch, A., Hawthorne, J., Mitchell, N., & Jonson, J.  (2011).  Rethinking the role of Leadership in General Education Reform.  JGE:  The Journal of General Education, 60 (2), 65-83.
  • Wang, X., & Gano-Phillips, S. (2012).  Implementing General Education in Hong Kong:  Government Policies, University Responses, Opportunities and Challenges. Frontiers of Education in China, 7(2), 253-259.

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100: Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 309: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 313: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 350: Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 352: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 360: Internship in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Gano-Phillips began teaching at UM-Flint in 1994. During the 2008-09 academic year, she served as a Fulbright Scholar in General Education at City University of Hong Kong.  In that role she consulted with campus administrators and faculty regarding development of General Education Program and courses, provided consultation and workshops to higher education institutions across Hong Kong, mainland China, and India, and co-taught a graduate course in University Teaching.

Email:
hheinze@umflint.edu
Psychology

Hillary Heinze

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Wayne State University

Research Interests: My work focuses on positive developmental supports and resources and adaptive functioning within settings that provide services to vulnerable youth. Many of these youth emerge from families, schools, and communities characterized by discord, tension, and/or limited support or resources.  Youth programs and services can provide structure and opportunities for new relationships, resources and experiences that facilitate personal growth and skill building. 

Recent Publications:

  • Barnett, D., Heinze, H.J., & Arbel (2013). Risk, resilience, and the Rorschach: A longitudinal study of children who experienced sexual abuse. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95 (6), 600-609.
  • Heinze, H.J. (2013). Beyond a bed: Support for positive development within emergency youth shelters. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 278-286.
  • Heinze, H.J., Toro, P.A., Jozefowicz, D.M.H., and Blue, L.R. (2012).  Reasons for homelessness: An empirical typology. Journal of Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 7(1), 88-101.

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • UNV 100: First Year Experience, Intergroup Dialogue
  • PSY 100: Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 353: Introduction to Community Psychology
  • PSY 357/360: Internship in Community/Clinical Psychology

Dr. Heinze began teaching at UM-Flint in 2006.

Email:
thorgan@umflint.edu
Psychology

Terrence Horgan

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Northeastern University

Research Interests: My research focuses on nonverbal behavior and gender differences in social cognition.

Recent Publications:

  • Knapp, M. L., Hall, J. A., & Horgan, T. G. (2013). Nonverbal communication in human interaction (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.
  • Horgan, T.G., Stein, J. M., Southworth, J., & Swarbrick, M. (2012). Gender differences in memory for what others say about themselves and their family members.  Journal of Individual Differences, 33, 169-174.
  • Horgan, T. G. (2011). Who’s John Wayne? The Scholarship of Teaching, 4, 5-9.

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 315: Social Psychology
  • PSY 319: Research Design
  • PSY 322: Basic Statistics and Probability
  • PSY 336: Personality Psychology
  • PSY 392: Nonverbal Communication

 

Dr. Horgan began teaching at UM-Flint in 2004.

 

Email:
jajarvis@umich.edu
Psychology

Jason Jarvis, M.A., T.L.L.P.

Lecturer I

Education: M.A., Clinical Psychology – University of Detroit Mercy

I am currently employed as a clinical therapist in Genesee County, specializing in child & adolescent therapy and psychological assessment. My interests include the historical roots of psychology and influential thinkers in the field, existential and phenomenological thought, and psychometric assessment.    

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology

 

Mr. Jarvis began teaching at UM-Flint in 2012.

Email:
tjuliao@umich.edu
Psychology

Tracy Juliao, Ph.D.

Lecturer II

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

I am a Health Psychologist, Psychology Director at Beaumont’s Weight Control Centers, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Owner of a Holistic Private Practice that includes a variety of practitioners focused on whole person care encompassing the mind, body, and soul.  Research and clinical interests include integrative medicine, weight management, pain management, lifestyle change, and micronutrients as related to physical and mental health.

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 230 - Psychology of Adjustment
  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 313 - Human Development

 

Dr. Juliao begain teaching at UM-Flint in 2008. 

Email:
mmcgrath@umflint.edu
Psychology

Marianne McGrath

Professor and Chair

Education: Ph.D., University of Houston

Research Interests: My research interests are in the areas of developmental and social psychology, specifically, how age and gender relate to interpersonal sensitivity and behavior (empathy, prosocial behavior, memory for interpersonal aspects of surroundings).

Recent Publications:

* indicates University of Michigan-Flint undergraduates

  • McGrath, M. P., & Zook, J. M.  (2011).  Maternal Control of Girls Versus Boys:  Relations to Empathy and Persuasive Style. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20, 57-65.
  • Horgan, T. G., McGrath, M. P., & *Long, J. (2009)  The Relevance of People versus Objects in Explaining Women’s Advantage over Men in Appearance Accuracy. Sex Roles, 60, 890-899.
  • McGrath, M.P., & *Brown, B. C. (2008).  Developmental Differences in Prosocial Motives and Behavior in Children From Low Socioeconomic Status Families. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 169, 5-20.

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 313: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 319: Principles of Research Design
  • PSY 323: Advanced Research and Writing
  • PSY 329: Advanced Research Topics
  • PSY 341: Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 347: Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 391: Directed Reading in Psychology
  • PSY 394: Individual Research in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology-Infancy to Adolescence
  • Seminar in Emotion and Motivation
  • Advanced Topics: The Father’s Role in Child Development
  • Advanced Topics: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • Advanced Topics: Social Development
  • Growth and Development of Young Children (Graduate course in Education)     

Dr. McGrath began teaching at UM-Flint in 1991. She is the advisor for the Teacher Certificate - Psychology Minor program (TCP-Psy minor), and she also advises Honors Students.

Email:
wmckibbi@umflint.edu
Psychology

William McKibbin

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Research Interests: My research focuses on the evolutionary foundations of sexual conflict and relationship conflict.

Recent Publications:

  • McKibbin, W.F. (2012). Sperm competition and sexual conflict. In A.T. Goetz & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of sexual conflict in humans (pp. 202-216). Oxford University Press.
  • McKibbin, W.F., Shackelford, T.K., Miner, E. J., Bates, V. M., & Liddle, J. R. (2011). Individual differences in women’s rape avoidance behaviors. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 343-349.

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 180: Psychology of Sex
  • PSY 315: Social Psychology
  • PSY 319: Principles of Research Design
  • PSY 323: Advanced Research and Writing
  • PSY 329: Advanced Research Topics 

Dr. McKibbin began teaching at UM-Flint in 2009.

Email:
natmille@umich.edu
Psychology

Nathaniel Miller

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Bowling Green University

Research Interests: My research focuses on human timing, specifically rhythm perception and production. My recent work examines rhythmic impairments in Parkinson's disease (PD) and how they might underlie certain symptoms of the disease, such as speech and gait. Another line of my research investigates how exercise mitigates Parkinson's Disease symptoms.

Recent Publications:

  • Miller, N. S., Kwak, Y. Bohnen, N. I., Muller, M. L. T. M., Dayalu, P., & Seidler, R.D. (2013). The pattern of striatal dopaminergic denervation explains sensorimotor synchronization accuracy in Parkinson’s disease. Behavioral Brain Research, 257, 100-110.
  • McAuley, J. D. & Miller, N. S. (2007). Picking up the pace: Effects of global temporal context on sensitivity to the tempo of auditory sequences. Perception & Psychophysics69, 709-718.
  • McAuley, J. D., Jones, M. R., Holub, S., Johnston, H. M., & Miller, N. S. (2006). The time of our lives: Life span development of timing and event tracking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General135(3), 348-367.

 

Dr. Miller began teaching at UM-Flint in 2014.

Email:
rorinald@umflint.edu

Roberto Rinaldi

Lecturer III

Education: Ph.D., Florida International University

Research Interests: My research interests include the development of positive developmental psychology counseling interventions in a variety of settings specifically focused on low-income urban minority community contexts. However, my recent research has focused on the development of positive identity and optimism in emerging adulthood and the effects on educational outcomes.

Recent Publications:

  • Rinaldi, R., Meca, A., Eichas, K., Kurtines, W., Albrecht, R., & Goodletty, S. (2012): The Development of a Qualitative Extension for the Personally Expressive Activities Questionnaire (PEAQ-QE): A Construct Validation Study, Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 12:4, 320-344
  • Eichas, K., Albrecht, R. E., Garcia, A. J., Ritchie, R. A., Varela, A., Garcia, A., Rinaldi, R., Wang, R., Montgomery, M. J., Silverman, W. K., Jaccard, J., & Kurtines, W. M. (2010). Mediators of positive youth development intervention change: Promoting positive and problem outcomes? Child and Youth Care Forum. doi: 10.1007/s10566-010-9103-9
  • Rinaldi, R., & Kabick, S. (2011). Book Review: Adolescents and War: How Youth Deal With Political Violence, by B. K. Barber. Journal of Adolescent Research, 26, 537-539.

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 313: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 323: Advanced Research and Writing
  • PSY 350: Child Psychopathology 

Dr. Rinaldi began teaching at UM-Flint in 2014. 

 

Email:
osbornea@umflint.edu
Psychology

Amanda Smith, M.A., L.L.P.

Lecturer I

Education: M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland - College Park

I have been a campus counselor at UM-Flint since Fall 2008 and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Public Health and Health Sciences Department since Fall 2013. I maintain expertise in mental health, psychological treatment, and neuropsychological assessment. 

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 343 - Neuropsychology
  • HCR 107 - Stress Management

 

Ms. Smith began teaching at UM-Flint in 2007.

Email:
whitmore@umflint.edu
Psychology

Jeannette Stein

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Toledo

Research Interests: My primary research interests include functions of the right hemisphere, asymmetry in decision making, belief updating and handedness. I am also interested in language processing and gender differences in memory.  My current research involves studying how brain differences (particularly differences in access to the right hemisphere) affect beliefs in god.

Recent Publications: 

  • Horgan, T. G., Stein, J.M., Southworth, J., & Swarbrick, M. (2012). Family Matters: Gender Differences in Memory for what Others Say. Journal of Individual Differences,33, 169-174.
  • Stein, J.M. (2012). Framing Effects: The influence of handedness and interhemispheric interaction. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 17, 98-110.
  • Stein, J.M.  & Shore, W. (2012). What do we know when we claim to know nothing? Partial knowledge of word meanings may be ontological, but not hierarchical.  Language & Cognition. 4, 144-166. 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • UNV 100: First Year Experience: Intergroup Dialog
  • PSY 100: Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 200: General Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 319: Principles of Research Design
  • PSY 322: Basic Statistics and Probability
  • PSY 323: Advanced Research & Writing
  • PSY 329: Advanced Research Topics

Dr. Stein began teaching at UM-Flint in 2005. She is a Regional Representative for the Midwestern Psychological Association: MPA meets every May in Chicago. Submissions are due each November. If students are interested in presenting here, they are encouraged to contact her. Honors Advisor: She is responsible for Honors advising. Honors students are encouraged to see her. Pre-Med Advisor: She is responsible for pre-med advising. Pre-med students that are completing the psychology option are encouraged to see her.​

Email:
amatayl@umflint.edu
Psychology

Amanda Taylor, M.S., L.L.P.

Lecturer I

Education: M.S., Clinical Behavioral Psychology, Eastern Michigan University

​I am an LLP clinician, working in private practice in the Ann Arbor area. My clinical work includes individual therapy with adolescents and adults. While evidence based practice is my priority, I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and in particular, its application to anxiety disorders. 

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 352 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

 

Ms. Taylor began teaching at UM-Flint in 2013.

Email:
twrobel@umflint.edu
Psychology

Thomas Wrobel

Professor

Education: Ph.D., Wayne State University

Research Interests: Psychological assessment including response set detection and test development/validation, trauma, bereavement, grief and grieving, forgiveness, psychopathology, and assessment of teaching and learning.

Clinical Interests: Psychological assessment, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation psychology.

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • UNV 100: First Year Experience
  • PSY 100: Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 244: Psychology of Death
  • PSY 309: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 328: Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 360: Internship in Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 375: Health Psychology
  • PSY 391: Directed Reading in Psychology

Dr. Wrobel began teaching at UM-Flint in 1986.

Email:
allenkd@umflint.edu
Psychology

Kelly Allen Zimmer, B.B.A, M.S., Ph.D.C.

Lecturer I

I have a Master’s degree in general psychology, and another with an organizational psychology specialization. I am currently a PhD candidate in Organizational Psychology, with an organizational behavior specialization.  I expect to defend my dissertation in 2015.  I was also an Administrative Assistant in the Physical Therapy department for 8 years before leaving to pursue graduate degrees.

 

Courses taught at UM-Flint:

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 315 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 317 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 347 - Psychology of Aging

 

Mrs. Zimmer began teaching at UM-Flint in 2011.