Liz Essel

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Essel obtained her BA in Psychology from University of Michigan and her MS and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She also completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Penn State where she conducted research on the effects of maltreatment, parenting, and individual differences (i.e., temperament) on preschool children's self-regulation development. She has over 10 years of teaching experience in the online environment and currently teaches in the Developmental Psychology Program at Walden as well as for Penn State World Campus in the Human Development and Family Studies Program.