I am a teacher/educator at heart. I have taught at the University of Akron, Kent State University, Walsh University, and University of North Texas. I enjoyed teaching as it gave me great satisfaction to help students learn and apply the ideas and skills they learned in my classes. This was reinforced when I received multiple Teacher of the Year awards. I taught classes in interpersonal communication, public speaking, business and professional speaking, small group decision making, and organizational communication. In addition to these classes, I also provided help to students who had a fear of public speaking. I utilized the Systematic Desensitization (SD) technique as well as other visual techniques to help them overcome their fear.
The reason I am involved with MastersinPsychology.com is that I grew up with people who were involved with psychology. My mother is a licensed psychologist (imagine the advantages and disadvantages of this 😊) and I considered becoming a psychologist for a while. My daughter has now finished her undergraduate studies and has focused on behavioral psychology and other areas of psychology. Her mother and I have advanced degrees and have traveled extensively and we have instilled the need for, and benefits of, continuing to learn (through formal and informal education) and travel to open your eyes to the world around you and experience different cultures. She is now traveling the world before continuing her education and is considering a master’s in psychology. When researching the schools and programs for master’s in psychology, I found that you needed to use multiple websites to get the information you wanted (and needed) so we created a website that has the information you needed as well as a summary of the major topic areas in psychology to help students decide which area (or areas) they would like to pursue.
Our goal is provide up-to-date information on programs and schools which offer graduate degrees in psychology as well as additional information. I will provide some additional resources as well as manage the blog posts and podcasts where I will interview many different psychologists and psychiatrists to get more information and advice that students can use when making choices regarding their academic careers. Please check back frequently to see updated information, blog posts, and podcasts.
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Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Communication (1992); University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, NDMaster of Science, Interpersonal Communication (1994); University of North Texas - Denton, TXDoctoral Program, Interpersonal Communication (ABD); Kent State University – Kent, OH
Time-Stamped Interview Highlights
00:42Introductions:Curt Carstensen of the People I Know Show Interviews Brad Schumacher, Host of the MastersinPsychology.com Podcast. 01:56Why are you the Podcast Host and involved in MastersinPsychology.com?My mom is a Licensed Psychologist and has been in psychology for most of my life. I have taught for 8-9 years at the University level at the University of Akron and also Kent State University. I am a teacher at heart and wanted to start a website to help those who were interested in continuing their education in psychology. I was considering going into psychology myself and instead went down the communications route in broadcast communications and interpersonal communications. My daughter has finished her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of MInnesota Duluth recently and wants to continue her education in psychology as well. 04:14How will your website help future graduate psychology students?The biggest selling point is I will be visiting and interviewing different psychologists, professors, psychiatrists and current psychology students to talk about their field of study and what they are specializing in.