Joy McGhee, Psy.D.
Joy McGhee

Core Faculty

Dr. McGhee's interest in children and underserved populations converged when she began working in an urban school based mental health program 10 years ago. This experience allowed her to see firsthand how all of the domains of development were impacted by various cultural and social forces. Because many people undervalue this connection, Dr. McGhee felt the desire to teach others about this and psychology in general, and so began teaching undergraduate psychology classes at local universities.

Once she began teaching, Dr. McGhee was convinced that she could then be the scholar/practitioner she had been trained to be at Wright State University-School of Professional Psychology. Some of Dr. McGhee's professional/clinical interests include child development, the development of emotional regulation, and disorders of childhood, specifically ADHD. She values opportunities to work with students in their scholarly pursuits in these and other related areas.

Outside of the classroom Dr. McGhee maintains a private practice and serves as a consultant to a local charter school. She also enjoys reading and playing tennis.