Nicole McDonald

Professor of Psychology and Disability Accommodations Officer

Faculty Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - Social Science

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Dr. McDonald's role at Cornerstone includes teaching psychology and family studies courses, overseeing psychology and family studies internships, advising and mentoring students, ensuring program accessibility for students with disabilities, overseeing the Accommodations Review Committee and working to educate the community on disability-related matters. She was recognized in 2009 with Cornerstone’s Faculty Teaching Award.

Even though she earned degrees from Michigan State, Dr. McDonald is a U of M fan at heart. She also takes over 100 photos almost every day.


  • Ph.D., School Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Ed.S., School Psychology, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, Michigan State University
  • B.G.S., Psychology/Sociology/Business, University of Michigan


—Mixed-media art
—Visiting Lake Michigan beaches
—Exploring new places


—Creative therapies
—Children's learning and development
—Educational approaches for children and adolescents