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Online | Interim Executive Dean, Online Campus

Michelle Dennis, Ph.D.



Dr. Michelle Dennis joined Adler University in 2010. She currently serves as the Interim Executive Dean of the Online Campus. She previously served the Online Campus as the Chair of the Department of Leadership and Applied Psychology and, prior to that role, as the Director of the MA and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology programs. She has held various positions in the field of higher education over the past 20 years and previously worked as a statistician.

Dr. Dennis also serves the Online Administration Network of the Association for Professional, Continuing and Online Education and she is a member of the Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prisons. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University, her M.A. in Training and Development from Roosevelt University, and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the American College of Education. Dr. Dennis has published in the areas of online faculty management and virtual student and faculty engagement.

Please email Dr. Dennis or call 312.662.4364 if you have questions or would like more information.



  • 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

Professional Memberships

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

Online Campus

You may have a fulltime job, family obligations or other things that command your attention. We get it. That said, you have a passion to make the world a better place. We have online programs that are crafted and curated to give you skills to make it happen.

No matter where in the world or in life you are.

Adler is a tight knit community of radical thinkers and doers. Know that as an online student, you are not alone. You are one of us. The work you will be asked to do will be the same as every other Adler student. The skills you will learn will be just as powerful. And the degree you will receive, will speak just as loudly.

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