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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Amie McKibban joined the faculty at the University of Southern Indiana in August 2009 as an Assistant Professor in Psychology. Dr. McKibban completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education in 2000 and Master’s of Science degree in Experimental Psychology in 2002 from Emporia State University. After completing her Master’s degree, Dr. McKibban acted as program coordinator for a county wide teen pregnancy prevention program. In 2003, she taught full time at USI for a one year visiting position in the psychology department. Following her year teaching, she went back to school to complete her Ph.D.
In 2005, Dr. McKibban entered the Community Psychology Doctoral Program at Wichita State University, where she continued her research on happiness. This work culminated in a publication in Psychological Science, titled: Is happiness having what you want or wanting what you have. After completion of this publication, she focused her energy on developing a reliable, factor-analyzed instrument to measure self-reported academic misconduct. This work ultimately led to her dissertation, which investigated the multivariate relationship between academic dishonesty and students’ perceptions of teacher effectiveness.
Dr. McKibban has ample teaching experience in General Psychology, Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, Developmental Psychology, Community Psychology, and Field Work in Psychology. Her primary teaching responsibilities at USI include General Psychology, Community Psychology, Human Sexuality, Research Methods, and Research Statistics. Beyond her teaching interests here at USI, Dr. McKibban continues to conduct research on happiness and academic misconduct, with a focus on survey development.