Introduction

My name is Michael Hannah and I am a recent graduate of Central Michigan University, where I earned a bachelor of science in psychology. During my time there I was a McNair scholar, worked with four different faculty members, and graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 in psychology.

I am currently looking into school psychology graduate programs. After my first research experience as an undergraduate, I fell in love with the entire process – yes, even literature reviews. What draws me to school psychology programs is that it combines my research interests in developmental psychology, learning & memory, and behavioral problems in school-aged children (particularly academic confidence). It also allows me to put this research into practice, either as a school psychologist or working on improving public policy.

I also wish to teach at the college level. I have had many wonderful mentors and instructors who have helped reach the point that I am at now. I would not have even known that graduate school was an option if it was not for their guidance and I am forever thankful for all of their help and support. The best way I can think of to show my appreciation is to pass on the knowledge that I have gained from them.

In addition to making posts about my research, I will also be posting on this site about my experience as a first-generation student as I work my way towards earning a Ph.D., starting all the way back from high school and posting about current research, books, or other scholarly interests.

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