|Midwest Regional Vice-President Bio|
Lindsey Root Luna
Lindsey Root Luna, PhD, became a faculty member at Hope College (MI) in 2012. Since she became the advisor of her local Psi Chi Chapter, the Chapter has received two Model Chapter Awards and the Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award. Dr. Root Luna received her MS and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Miami. She maintains a part-time private practice in Grand Rapids. Her research interests include emotion, emotion regulation, and virtues (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, hope) as well as their psychological, relational, and physiological correlates. Collaborating with students on their independent research projects, along with the research assistants in her lab, is one of the most rewarding components of her work. In 2017, she received the Hope Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award, along with the Psi Chi Faculty Advisor Award for the Midwest Region. Dr. Root Luna actively reviews Psi Chi submissions and participates in regional programming.