Currently the chair of the Marian Psychology Program and a member of Marian’s Social, Behavioral, and Forensic Sciences Department, Dr. Amy Hennings arrived at the school in 2007 and is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She annually travels to the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago with Marian students and her research focus is on retention and success of high-risk first-generation college students. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UW-Eau Claire, her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Saint Mary’s University Minnesota, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from Walden University Minnesota. She has worked in the field of psychology and human services for more than 20 years and additionally researches trauma informed and resilience building practices to serve survivors of trauma. Her human services experience includes working with children, adolescents, women, and families, who struggled with surviving trauma, mental health issues, chemical dependency, and domestic violence. She still works in a clinical supervisory role with a local foster care agency.