Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Laura Gumbiner

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Master's Psychology, 2010 - Judson University

Sauk Valley Community College

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Laura Gumbiner

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E-mail is the best way to contact me. I check messages regularly, so you can expect a reply within 24 hours.
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Specialty Areas
Psychological research was my focus prior to teaching. Areas included understanding the development of face recognition and racial bias, social-emotional learning, child and adult assessment, and psychopathology. In addition to research I have conducted psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. Prior to Dixon I resided in South Bend, IN. I continue to serve as a research consultant for a personality disorder project at University of Notre Dame. I also assist Girls on the Run, Michiana, with data collection and program evaluation.
Courses Taught
Sauk Valley CC: - PSY103, Introduction to Psychology - PSY215, Social Psychology Northwestern U (TA): - CPSY411, Individuals and Systems, Psychodynamic Viewpoints - CPSY412, Group and Organizational Dynamics
Awards
Northwestern University: M.A., Counseling Psychology Judson University: B.A., Psychology
Hobbies/Interests
In my "free" time I enjoy running, reading and interior design.
What I like most about SVCC
I greatly value SVCC's mission of providing quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community. It is imperative people have access to education, regardless of circumstances, and I'm thrilled to be a part of such an opportunity.
Other
My philosophy as an educator is to serve as a guide, or facilitator, of learning. I am a life long learner, gaining knowledge each semester, and aim to spark the same in my students.