Alumni Advisory Board

The Psychology Alumni Advisory board provides the department with input on the curriculum, networking opportunities for current students, and helps advise on fundraising efforts.

Read about the board's visit to the department in September 2018

Gloria Oliver

Gloria Oliver Carpenter '05

Psychologist and Owner, Oxford Psychological, LLC

Tre Gammage

Tre Gammage '15

Owner, Gammage Enterprise and Council Member

Michele Grisez

Michele Grisez '89

Head of Talent, UPS

Stacey Jaffe

Stacey Jaffe '03

Stacey is a marketing leader with close to 20 years of experience translating audience insights into strategies that get results. She currently serves as Vice President of Digital Services at Scholastic, where she leads the organization's digital work across all verticals. In her role, Stacey sets the strategy and vision for how the organization interacts with its audiences online, and has consistently led her team to out-perform prior revenue benchmarks while delivering a best-in-class experience for users. Before joining Scholastic, Stacey held marketing leadership roles with the national nonprofit Teach For America and with Nickelodeon's Team Umizoomi, and remains a sought-after speaker on digital marketing strategies. Stacey has a B.A. from Miami University and an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University's prestigious Teachers College. In her free time, she can be found oil painting or taking in the latest Broadway show.

Erika Minnick

Erika Minnick '11

Project Manager, Facebook

Liz Niehaus

Liz Niehaus '86

Financial Planner at Truepoint Wealth Council

Maureen Noe

Maureen Noe '85

President/CEO of Indiana United Way

Matt Riesen

Matt Riesen '02

MD, Family Practice

Dustin Wygant

Dustin Wygant '01

Dustin Wygant is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. After graduating from Miami in 2001, Dr. Wygant completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. Dr. Wygant teaches doctoral students and does research on personality disorders (particularly psychopathy) and trauma. In addition to his work as an academic psychologist, Dr. Wygant maintains an active forensic psychology practice, where he evaluates criminal defendants and testifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts. He and his wife Jennifer (a fellow Miami Alum Bs '01, Marketing) reside in Richmond KY with their two daughters.

Jonathan Kies

Jonathan Kies '92

Jon works at Qualcomm in San Diego, California. He leads a user experience design team that helps make software and technology easy to use. Focus areas over years have included wireless technologies, mobile phone software, user interfaces for cars, and augmented reality. Jon received his B.A. in psychology from Miami University and has an M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech where he studied industrial and systems engineering with a concentration in human factors engineering.