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Online | Chair, Department of Leadership and Applied Psychology

Michelle Dennis, Ph.D.



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.



  • 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 recieve, will speak just
as loudly.

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