Marymount Vice President Serves on Panel of African American Women Psychologists

Marymount University Vice President for Student Affairs Linda McMurdock was one of five participants in a panel discussion on Feb. 21 that helped kick off the annual national tour of “I am Psyched,” a multimedia pop-up exhibit that explores the history of contemporary contributions of women of color in psychology. 

The panel discussed “What Psychology Has Meant to Me: A Conversation with Senior African American Women Psychologists about Creating Social Change” at Howard University, Dr. McMurdock’s alma mater. The exhibit was at Howard’s Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library through Feb. 23. The three-day museum exhibition coincided with the American Psychological Association 125th anniversary and Howard’s 150th anniversary.

McMurdock, a Washington, D.C., native, has been at Marymount since 2014. Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in numerous capacities in higher education, most recently as the dean of students and vice president for student affairs at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Previously she enjoyed a career as a clinical psychologist managing community clinics, teaching graduate students, administering training programs, and specializing in health psychology and emergency management.

McMurdock earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology from Howard University and is an alumna of the Jesuit Ignatian Colleagues Program and the Harvard Executive Leadership Management Institute.

Additional tour dates for the pop-up museum include:

• Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., Feb, 27-March 10

• St. John’s University, Queens, New York, March 14-17

• Pace University, New York, New York, March 20-21

• University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, April 5-8

• Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  April 28-30.


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Dr. Linda McMurdock