I am a clinical psychologist with training in forensic psychology, I/O, and police psychology. I have worked in psychometric test publishing, private practice, and various corporations. My consulting work includes selection, development, fitness for duty evaluations, and reviewing centralized vs decentralized HR practices.
I received my Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and my Bachelors from the University of Memphis. Currently I serve on executive committees with Division 18 of the APA, the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Police Psychological Services Section, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.
Griffin, S. & McElroy, H. (2011). Future Issues in Police Psychology. International Association of Chiefs of Police-Police Psychological Services Section. San Diego, CA.
Vice Chair, IACP-PPSS
Div 18 APA
Serve as a pro-bono consultant to professional organizations, econ clubs, and under-served professionals groups
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A. I prefer to balance my expertise in the classroom with open exploration from students’ creativity. Simply put, if I stood at the front of a classroom and “professed” I could not be effective if it does not include their own input and realities about the theory and data.
Q: Please describe your philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A. I am a firm believer that the basics in psychology are often lost in practice, yet it is the basics and foundation of psychology that has a bigger impact in the lives we interact with in our daily lives, including at the workplace.
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A. Simple. I never stopped asking ‘why?’ Psychology allowed me to be annoying and ask questions for a living.
Q: What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School of Professional Psychology?
A: Never stop learning. Graduate school is just the next step.