Mindy Otis, Ph.D. is a collegiate traveling faculty for UMUC Asia. Prior to joining the Asia division in August 2018, she was a collegiate traveling faculty in Europe for 4 years. Dr. Otis teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses in psychology. She also teaches Introduction to Research (LIBS150) and has taught in the Salisbury/UMUC collaborative program in education. She believes that all students, regardless of educational background or disability have the potential to achieve academically and is committed to finding the most effective methods to help students achieve their goals.
Dr. Otis holds a B.S. degree from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. During her graduate studies she specialized in community mental health and also behavioral medicine. She completed her first post-doctoral training in health psychology. She moved into education and completed post graduate coursework at Southern Connecticut State University and The University of Connecticut in Educational Administration and Leadership culminating in Connecticut State Certification as a public-school administrator and as a school district superintendent. She is also a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist in the state of Connecticut. Following many years working in public and private school districts and various clinical settings, she completed a second post-doctoral training and certification in neuropsychology through the Fielding Graduate University. She maintains an interest in neuroscience and the mind/body connection.