Dr. Byers is the Associate Dean for the College of Communication, Information and Media. She works as the head of the college's diversity committee and works closely with the program director to facilitate the PhD Pathways Program.
Dr. Susan Johnson
Dr. Johnson is the Associate Dean for the College of Sciences and Humanities.
Dr. Paulson is the chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology.
Dr. Messineo is the Interim Associate Provost for Diversity and Interim Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity
Student Program Coordinators
Allison Cipriano is a Masters of Social Psychology Student in the Department of Counseling Psychology. She graduated from the Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her aspirations include earning a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and conducting social psychological research on issues surrounding prejudice and discrimination. Allison is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Ph.D. Pathways program and hopes to help students reach their education goals and facilitate quality mentoring relationships.
Though she is originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Maegan Pollonais graduated with her BA in Sociology and Music from SUNY Plattsburgh in New York and her Masters in Music from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she was the recipient of the Winifred O. Stone Presidential Scholarship. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Music with a concentration in Educational Psychology. Maegan is excited to be part of the Ph.D. Pathways Program, where she plans to use her gifts and skills to bridge music, diversity, leadership and education together. She is very passionate about helping students find their voice, identifying what makes them unique and manifesting those characteristics into leadership and excellence.
Paulina Wojtach graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with minors in English and Social Media. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Paulina plans on continuing on in a Ph.D. Program in either Clinical Psychology or Social Psychology when she completes her Masters degree at Ball State. Her ultimate goal is to be a part of the trifecta of psychology: serving as a university professor, clinical therapist, and avid researcher. Paulina is very excited to work with the Ph.D. Pathways Program and to utilize her experiences and knowledge to help students who also want to pursue higher education.