Dr. Michelle Vaughan to Present UMU Experts Talk on LGBT Superpowers

March 11, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Dr. Michelle Vaughan, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union, will present "The Secret Superpowers of LGBT People” during the next UMU Experts talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 in Room 206 of the Engineering and Business Building. 

Vaughan recently co-authored a series of three articles in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, “Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity,” on the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) strengths. The series provide a theoretically and empirically informed approach to understanding LGBT individuals and communities from the perspective of positive psychology.

Vaughan earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in counseling psychology from the University of Akron, a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Baker University. She has more than five years of clinical experience and completed a clinical/research postdoctoral fellowship in addiction. In addition to her recently published research, she has published four book chapters, five peer-reviewed articles and more than a dozen professional presentations in addiction, teaching, positive psychology and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.

Following Vaughan’s talk, there will be time for a question and answer session, and refreshments will be provided.

UMU Experts presentations are intended to give students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community an opportunity to learn about a timely or culturally relevant topic from a Mount Union faculty member in his or her area of expertise.

To watch a preview of Vaughan's talk, click here.

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