#FacultyFriday: Meet Michael Milmine

Welcome to our latest installment of #FacultyFriday, where we feature a different faculty member each week.

Please welcome Mr. Michael Milmine to PUC! Mr. Milmine is a dissertation away from receiving his Ph.D. in psychology from Andrews University. With a thesis titled, “The Television Viewing, Dating, and Academics of Young Adults,” Mr. Milmine received his master’s in educational psychology with an emphasis in research, summa cum laude, in 2015. His work subsequently appeared in the “Journal of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research” and he has also presented at several professional conferences. Mr. Milmine’s interests and experience will contribute to the department’s commitment to faculty/student collaborative research and to a tradition of preparing students for graduate studies.

Name: Michael Milmine
Title: Assistant professor
Email: mmilmine@puc.edu
Faculty since: July 1, 2017

Classes taught at PUCGeneral Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Learning & Memory, Death & Dying, Research Seminar, Graduate School Application Seminar

Education: M.A. in educational psychology (research emphasis), from Andrews University, 2015; B.A. in psychology (entrepreneurship minor), from Southern Adventist University, 2013

Professional activities:

Milmine, M., & Nosworthy, N. (2017). The Television Viewing, Dating, and Academics of Young Adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Milmine, M. (2013). Beware of what you watch: Television viewing and dating behavior. Journal of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research, 5, 65-77.

Milmine, M. (2013). Beware of what you watch: Television viewing and dating behavior. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southeast Psychological Association (SEPA), Atlanta, GA.

What made you decide to be a teacher?
Three activities I thoroughly enjoy came together and led me to become a teacher. Firstly, I find human beings endlessly fascinating, and I wanted to spend my lifetime learning about them. Second, I love interacting with anyone who is excited and passionate about the field of psychology as well as spreading that curiosity and enthusiasm to others. I also enjoy conducting research studies in order to better understand human behavior. When I realized I could have a career which allowed me to engage in all of these activities, I knew I’d found the perfect career.

What are some of your hobbies?
Reading, hiking, playing hockey and other sports, rollerblading, video games, photography, and learning new things

What is something people might be surprised to know about you?
I read 89 books for pleasure last year.

What are you looking forward to the most about teaching at PUC?
All of the great classes I’ll be teaching. I’ve been so blessed to have the opportunity to teach all the classes I’m most interested in and passionate about.

So far, what’s been your favorite thing about PUC?
Definitely the people! The students, faculty, and staff I’ve met have all been excellent and I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone better.

Interested in learning more about PUC’s psychology program? Visit puc.edu/admissions!

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