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The Department of Psychology

The College of Education & Human Service Professions

Alumni News

This page is designed to share information and updates on UMD Psychology alumni.  In addition, it will provide information to prospective students about graduates of our programs. 

Graduates who have provided us with information and indicated they would like to be included on this page are listed below.
Alumni Name
UMD Graduation Year


Contact Info
Afton Koball
B.A.S. 2008
Received M.A from Bowling Green State University, 2009. Currently doctoral student in Clinical Psychology - Behavioral Medicine track at Bowling Green.  

Andrea Egan
B.A.S. 2008

Entering a Ph.D program in Educational Psychology, Special Education emphasis, UM Twin Cities, Fall 2010.  Worked as Special Education assistant teacher and as MN Reading Corps Member (Americorps) before attending graduate school.
Colleen Cole Mattson
B.A.S. 2007
Completing Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Emphasis, at Kent State University.  Works as graduate research assistant for Dr. Joel Hugues in Cardiovascular Psychophysiology lab studying connection between depression and cardiovascular disease. Will defend thesis this summer and begin teaching in the fall. Has been seeing clients in KSY Psychological clinic, and will graduate from KSU in 2013 to pursue internship.  
Justina Froelich
B.A.S 2009
Presently enrolled in the doctoral program at Baruch College City University of New York, New York City. Pursuing program for I/O psychology and conducting diversity research in minimizing race differences in cognitive ability and culturally diverse work teams.
Katie LaRoche
B.A.S 2012
Presently working for Minnesota Reading Corps, Kindergarten Focus Literacy Tutor. I am putting my hard-earned psychology degree to use, particularly my research courses while helping underserved children who need to learn to read. I am also a person they can rely on for support in their lives.  Minnesota Reading Corps offers many valuable benefits that I receive as a part of my year of service.    
Shauna Overgaard
B.A.S. 2008

University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Biomedical Health Informatics graduate student (2016).

Research study supervisor and relational database consultant for the Laboratory for NeuroPsychiatric Imaging at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. Working under the supervision of Dr.S.Charles Schulz and Dr.Kelvin O Lim.
Stephanie Hooker
B.A.S 2009
Clinical Psychology Ph.D., Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Recieved McNair Fellowship from Syracuse University


Rutherford Goldstein


  Attending University of Kansas beginning Fall 2010 to pursue Ph.D. in cognitive psychology program.