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Dr Lori McKinney

Applied Learning Center
Administration Building, Suite 325

Vita File

Personal Biography Statement

My main focus is transforming the city, one connection at a time.

In my official role as a Service Learning Specialist at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I work with faculty and community partners to support service learning and community-based research in the Denver Metro Area. Support includes everything from curriculum design coaching to grant funding to site visits.

As a city-wide connector, former full-time faculty member, university grant committee member, and staff at various non-profit organizations, I am aware of the demands on partners of various kinds and the importance of working together to leverage our resources to strengthen our communities.

• 20+ years experience in higher education: program administration, teaching, assessment, measurement, curriculum development, governance.
• Extensive experience in coaching and mentoring in university and non-university settings.
• Networking/connecting diverse parts of the community

Specialties: Service learning, civic engagement, community networks, university department administration, university teaching, statistics and research methods, social psychology, cognitive psychology

Educational Biography

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
M.A. in Psychology (focus in Cognitive Psychology), Governors State University.

Professional Affiliations

Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Colorado Civic Health Network/ Civic Canopy
Colorado Service Learning Council

Selected Publications

McKinney, L. C., & Woodward, A. E. (2004). Remembering what one intended to forget: The lack of directed forgetting effects in implicit memory. American Journal of Psychology, 117, 169-190.

McKinney, L. C., & Newman, L. S. (2002). Anticipating responses to one’s own misdeeds: Repressive coping and the prediction of others’ reactions to inconsiderate behavior. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 21 (4), 427-440.

Newman, L. S., & McKinney, L. C. (2002). Repressive coping and threat-avoidance: A Stroop study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 409-422.

Selected Presentations

McKinney, L. (2017, February). Writing abstracts. Workshop presented for Undergraduate Research Program, MSU Denver.

McKinney, L. & Ignizio, G. (2016, November). Service Learning in Higher education: Getting Started. Invited workshop at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton CO.

Bird, W., Felletter, C., Frewaldt, M., Friedemann, M., Ignizio, G., McKinney, L., Nicholas, T., & Sobel, D. (2016, October). City-wide Collaborative Engaged Faculty Institute, Poster session presented at Mountain West Community Engaged Scholars Summit, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

Eaker, R., Thompson, M., Campbell, R., McKinney, L., Blea, S., & Provizer, J. (2016, October). Engaging adult Learners in Experiential Learning. Panel discussion at Colorado Adult Learning Symposium, Denver CO.

Holwerda, J., Naylor, N., Burgess, J., & McKinney, L. (2007, April). Art therapy reduces stress in resident advisors. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.

Davis, L. & McKinney, L. (2003, May). Psychological abuse in the workplace: A validation study. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago IL.

McKinney, L., Ruiz, E. & Tuskenis, A. (2002, August). Varieties of nontraditional students. Poster session at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago IL.

Conference Participation

Continuums of Service (April 2017)
Collective Impact Summit (December 2016)
Adult Learning Symposium (October 2016)
Mountain West Community Engaged Scholars Summit (October 2016)
Engaged Faculty Institute (September 2016)
Teaching Effectiveness Institute (August 2016)
SENCER/ Campus Compact High Impact STEM Conference (June 2016)

Courses Taught


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Current Semester Schedule

43031 MKT-3010-001 Marketing Research TBA TBA-TBA

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