Psychology Alumni Talk About Their Jobs

Alumni share thoughts on how their psychology educations and liberal arts experiences at Ohio Wesleyan prepared them for jobs and life. This 2015 video shows that majoring in psychology can lead to gratifying work in diverse fields.



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Throughout the department’s long history, it has produced a large number of alumni who have risen to prominent positions in their chosen fields. Below is a partial list of these alumni and the positions that they currently hold.

Shaaref Ali Shah (Class of 2017)
Research Associate
Harvard Business School

Madeline Demo-Dananberg (Class of 2016)
Clinical Research Specialist
Indiana University School of Medicine

Taylor Smith (Class of 2014)
Program Therapist
Eating Recovery Center, Denver, CO

Ellen Sejkora, Ph.D. (Class of 2013)
Pediatric Psychology Fellow
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Nida Alavi, M.Ed. (Class of 2005)
Volunteer Leader of Pakistan's Design for Change program

Denise Sabo Brenner (Class of 2000)
Director of Operations and Member Services
Ohio Psychological Association

Courtney Fry, Ph.D. (Class of 2000)
CEO, Camillus Trial Consulting
Columbus, Ohio

Lindsey Godwin, Ph.D. (Class of 2000)
Assistant Professor of Management
Morehead (Kentucky) State University

Heather Fry, Ph.D. (Class of 1999)
Psychologist & consultant

Kara Orvis, Ph.D. (Class of 1997)
Aptima Inc. Team Lead for Leadership and Team Training

Williams Eckhardt, Ph.D. (Class of 1993)
Clinical Psychologist
Bryan, Ohio

John S. Wiebe, Ph.D. (Class of 1993)
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Texas El Paso

Michael Hudy, Ph.D. (Class of 1992)
Co-founder, Shaker Consulting Co.

Krishna Tateneni, Ph.D. (Class of 1992)
Tateneni Consulting, LL, Chicago, IL

Michael King, Ph.D. MHSc (Class of 1991)
Director, Clinical and Exploratory Pharmacology

Nicole S. Wagner, Ph.D. (Class of 1990)
Staff Psychologist
Chagrin Counseling Associates

Tamara Daily, Ph.D. (Class of 1988)
Professor of Psychology
Mount Union College

Diane Gatton Daum, Ph.D. (Class of 1988)
Financial Strategy Consultant
Wells Fargo

John Dunlosky, Ph.D. (Class of 1988)
Professor and Director of Experimental Training
Kent State University

Shirley Bodi, M.D. (Class of 1987)
Family practice physician
Toledo, Ohio

Cara Wellman, Ph.D. (Class of 1987)
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University

Elizabeth Phelps, Ph.D. (Class of 1984)
Professor of Psychology
New York University
Editor of Emotion

Eve Adams, Ph.D. (Class of 1983)
Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology
New Mexico State University

Audrey Bahrick, Ph.D. (Class of 1980)
Staff psychologist & practicum coordinator
University of Iowa

Melanie R. Schockett, Ph.D. (Class of 1974)
Licensed Psychologist
Scottsdale Psychological Associates

Gerald Marx, M. D. (Class of 1972)
Senior Associate in pediatric cardiology
Boston’s Children’s Hospital

Robert Kail, Ph.D. (Class of 1971)
Professor of Psychology
Purdue University
Editor of Psychological Science

Ruth Hipple Maki, Ph.D. (Class of 1969)
Professor of Psychology
Texas Tech University
APA and APS Fellow

Ann P. Daunic, Ph.D. (Class of 1967)
Director of Prevention Research
University of FloridaLaura

Nancy Reynolds Schneider, Ph.D. (Class of 1964)
Professor of Pathology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. James Saunders, Ph.D. (Class of 1963)
Emeritus Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania

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