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Sarah Kienzler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sarah Kienzler joined the WPU faculty in fall of 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Illinois State University, a M.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Prior to joining the WPU faculty, Sarah researched the links between social influences, life goals, and health. She has also worked in public health providing social service referrals and health education focused on pregnant women, infants, and children. In Sarah’s undergraduate studies she worked with adults who were blind. In home care area she has experience working with adults with developmental differences.

Her teaching focuses on the students’ development of core concepts and skills in each course and their critical analysis of psychological research, concepts, and theory. Sarah believes that an important part of this approach is tying those skills to real life and research applications. She mentors students as they develop their own research proposals based on their own research.

Outside of the classroom Sarah enjoys hiking, bicycling, baking, crafting, and trying new things.

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  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.S. in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.S. in Psychology, Illinois State University
  • Member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Sciences
  • Department of Psychology Summer Research Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee; Summer 2017
  • Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, UW-Milwaukee; Fall 2013-Spring 2015
  • Above and Beyond the Call Nominee, 2018 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Excellence Awards; Spring 2018
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