School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Laura J. McCormick holds a Ph.D. in General Psychology. She has been teaching social sciences courses in the College of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies since 2010. In 2019, Dr. McCormick received the Faculty Excellence Award. Recipients of this award exemplify Walden University’s core values of quality, integrity, and student-centeredness.
Dr. McCormick is passionate about student success and providing students with positive learning experiences that enrich their educational journeys. Her research interests include empathy and active listening in the instructor-student relationship, narratives of chronic illness, and gender identity. Dr. McCormick's previous work experience includes working with individuals with disabilities through the Social Security Administration, providing individual and couple's counseling at community clinics, and facilitating group counseling sessions for individuals with mental health disorders.
SOCI 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World
SOCI 4080 - Social Responsibility
PHIL 2001 - Ethics
PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology
PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States
MEd, Youngstown State University - Youngstown, OH United States
BA, Westminster College - New Wilmington, PA United States
Cattaraugus County Pride Coalition, Board Member - , NY United States
Awards / Honors
Faculty Excellence Award, 2019
McCormick, L. J. (2015). Women and Thyroid Disease: Treatment Experiences and the Doctor Patient Relationship. Scholarworks.
McCormick, L. J., Fagen, J., Kontos, A., Venable, R., Anderson, P. B. (2012). School Context, High-Risk Drinking, and Sexual Assault at Two Southern Urban Universities. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality.
Fagen, J., McCormick, L. J., Kontos, A., Venable, R., Anderson, P. B. (2011). The Influence of Gender and Race on Sexual Assault Among High Risk Drinkers. Race, Gender, & Class.
Kress, V., Kelly, B., McCormick, L. J. (2004). Trichotillomania: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Journal of Counseling and Development.
Kress, V., McCormick, L. J., Kelly, B. (2003). Counseling Clients Who Self-Injure: Ethical Considerations. Counseling and Values.
McCormick, L. J. (2021). Exploring Empathy and Student Retention: A Review of the Literature. Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange.
McCormick, L. J., Pertillar-Brevard, L. A. (2021). “Catch-Up Plans” as a Demonstration of Empathy in the Student-Instructor Relationship .
Anderson, P. B., Venable, R., Kontos, A., McCormick, L. J., Fagan, J. (2009). The Influence of Gender and Race on Sexual Assault Among High Risk Drinkers.
Venable, R., Kontos, A., McCormick, L. J., Fagan, J., Anderson, P. B. (2009). School Context, High Risk Drinking, and Sexual Assault at Two Southern Urban Universities.
Anderson, P. B., Venable, R., Kontos, A., McCormick, L. J., Fagan, J. (2008). High Risk Drinking and Sexual Assault/Assaulting on Two Southern College Campuses.
Kelly, B., McCormick, L. J., Kress, V. (2003). Diagnosis and Treatment of Trichotillomania.
Kress, V., McCormick, L. J., Kelly, B., Potts, J., Cebula, J. (2002). Self-Injurious Behaviors: Diagnosis and Intervention.
Kress, V., Reynolds, C., McCormick, L. J., Kelly, B. (2002). Adolescents Who Self-Injure: Implications and Strategies for School Counselors.
Trepal-Wollenzier, H., Rosa, L., Kress, V., McCormick, L. J., Kelly, B., Cebula, J., Potts, J. (2002). Disordered Eating and Body Image: A Collaborative Approach to Awareness and Treatment on Campus.