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A degree in Psychological Science can lead to a variety of careers. NKU Psych graduates can be found working in clinics, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, businesses, K-12 schools, and government offices.

Here are a few of our alumni: 

Greg Brake

Greg Brake, Ph.D.

Senior Data Scientist
Microsoft Corporation

My team conducts customer research and performs large-scale data analyses to understand how people are using Microsoft software; we use the results to shape future versions of our products to meet the needs of our users.


Angie Gumm-Buschle, M.Ed., LPCC

Special Education Teacher and
Special Education High School Department Chair
Dayton, Ky Independent Schools

I serve students in grades 7 through 12 with cognitive and developmental disabilities.


Sue Magness, B.S.

Recycling Coordinator
City of Cincinnati

As Recycling Coordinator for the City of Cincinnati (residential curbside, drop offs, and city facilities),  I manage and negotiate multi-million dollar contracts, collection operations, customer service, and marketing initiatives to increase waste diversion and reduce disposal costs.


Dave Welscher, MA, LPCC

Manager, Employee Assistance Program
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

I provide direct counseling service to the employees and family members of over 60 area companies, conduct psycho-educational trainings, and do Critical

Incident Stress Debriefing; as manager, I supervise other EAP counselors and the general operations of the EAP.


Daniel R. Strunk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
The Ohio State University

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to clinical psychology, supervise theses and dissertations, and conduct research on treatments for depression.


Mark Winters, M.Ed.

Principal, Delshire Elementary
Oak Hills Local School District

I lead a building of 539 students/families and 68 staff members. My responsibilities include instructional leadership, hiring/evaluation of staff, compliance with state/federal/district regulations, and general work to guarantee the social/emotional/academic health of the Delshire community.



Tamesha Hayden, B.A.

Community Living Support Staff

I work with people with developmental disabilities and behavior problems; I go to their homes, assist them with everyday living, and get them involved with the community.


Aaron Fausz, Ph.D.

Director of Organizational and Process Improvement
Healthcare Performance Partners

I help hospitals align their personnel and technical systems to improve their patients' experience.


Amy Finke, M.S

Senior Account Executive, Client Services
Burke, Inc.

I am responsible for partnering and consulting with companies who seek high quality research to guide their decisions.  Working directly with clients, I customize research plans tailored to their specific learning objectives.  I lead a team at Burke to engage with companies to understand their business issues, execute research, and analyze information using a variety of techniques.   


Melanie Grindle, M.S.

Associate Director of Admissions,
Northern Kentucky University

I assist families through the college search process, plan recruitment programs, and supervise professional admission counselors and student ambassadors.


Mike Kelsch, LISW

Psychiatric Social Worker
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

I provide outpatient counseling to children, adolescents, and their families.


Kevin Rand, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

I teach courses in statistics, theories of personality, and psychological testing, supervise theses and dissertations, and conduct research on hope, optimism, and coping, particularly among people with advanced cancer.


Cindy Zion, B.S.

Senior Project Management Specialist,
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology,
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

I manage the execution of clinical research trials focused on evaluating behavioral and nutritional interventions aimed at improving health outcomes in children with cystic fibrosis and decreasing obesity in already obese preschool aged children.  I supervise clinical research coordinators, ensure research regulatory compliance, develop and execute recruitment and retention efforts, manage operating budget, and provide research guidance to new investigators and support staff.


Claudio Toro Serey, B.S.

Clinical Research Coordinator II
Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

I coordinate and perform data analysis for neuroimaging projects related to language development and reading difficulties in children.