The 23rd Annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016


College of DuPage

Jack H. Turner Conference Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
Jack H. Turner Conference Center 
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

The 23rd Midwest Institute for Teachers of Psychology is being held concurrently with the 16th Midwest Institute for Students of Psychology. Each year more than 200 teachers and students from high school through graduate school gather to share their knowledge and experience of the science of psychology. The program offers a variety of sessions presented by leaders in psychology education as well as ample time for informal sharing and networking among participants.

MISTOP has been approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for Illinois high school teachers by the Illinois State Board of Education.


A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the:

Sheraton Lisle
3000 Warrenville Road 
Lisle, IL 60532

For reservations, call (800) 325-3535. Register by Friday, Feb. 12 and identify yourself as a member of MISTOP to receive the group rate.

Transportation to and from the conference is available.

The Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology is partially underwritten by the following publishers:

    • Cengage Learning
    • McGraw–Hill Education
    • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Pearson Higher Education
    • Worth Publishers
    • W.W. Norton & Co.

Participant Categories and Fees


Early Registration
(By Friday, Feb. 12)

Late Registration
(After Friday, Feb. 12)

College Instructor



High School Instructor



Adjunct Faculty and Retirees






The registration fee includes breakfast, snack and dinner on Friday, Feb. 26.

Mail Registration

Mail this registration form with a check payable to College of DuPage to:

Dr. Ada Wainwright 
Health and Sciences 
College of DuPage 
425 Fawell Blvd. 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Online Registration

You may also register online using Mastercard or Visa at

For additional information, contact Ada Wainwright at (630) 942-2509, or email

Conference Schedule: Friday, February 26


Poster Session

8 to 9:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Registration and Breakfast

9 to 9:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m.
Ada Wainwright, College of DuPage

World Class Creativity and Mental Illness

9:45 to 11 a.m.
Gregory J. Feist, San Jose State University


11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1144

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F and Health Science Center (HSC), Room 2322

Using YouTube Videos

Alandra Weller-Clarke, Benedictine University

Development of a Discipline Specific Peer Mentor Program

Mikelene Ray, Angela Frey and students, Alverno College

Breaking Psychology Out of the Box: Moving Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Education Across the University

Terri Christiansen, Timothy Pedigo, Al Tuskenis, Hillary Johnson and Andrew Head, Governors State University

Student-Faculty Partnerships in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Leslie Cameron and Cornelia Zerban, Carthage College

Concurrent Sessions

2 to 3:15 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F and Health Science Center (HSC), Room 2322

The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead

Patrick O’Connor, College of DuPage

What Every Introductory Psychology Student Should Know about Statistics

William Addison, Eastern Illinois University

The Make-Up and Management of Psychology Club

Jeff Kellogg, Jill Crane, Alyee Willets, Jillian Charboneau, Laura Mascari, Emily Meyer and Rachel Bell, Marian University

Using the Science of Learning to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Jeffrey Stowell, Eastern Illinois University

Refreshments and Announcing Posters

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Capping of a Great Semester with Capstone Projects

Cari Stevenson, Kankakee Community College; Sandra Chavez, Governors State University; Tyler Hamlin, University of Illinois-Chicago; and Hollye Dionne and Sydney Hartman, Olivet Nazarene University

Beyond Pixels

Hilary Rosenthal and Pete Masciopinto, Glenbrook South High School

Attacking, Defending and Triaging Psychological Science

Brian Collisson, Marian University

How Psychology can Help you Succeed in College

Valerie Hill, Mathew Domico and Mathew Lange, Lewis University


5 to 6 p.m.
Student Services Center (SCC), Room 1200

The Future of Teaching is Collaborative, Social and Global

6 to 7:15 p.m.
Ali Mattu, Columbia University Medical Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Friday Night Live

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Student Services Center (SCC), Room 1200


About College of DuPage

College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college serving 48 Illinois communities with more than 1 million residents and 20,000 businesses in most of DuPage and parts of Will and Cook counties. More than 90 areas of study are available in classes on campus in Glen Ellyn, IL, and at more than 100 satellite locations throughout the college district.


Contact Information

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010