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Victoria DeSensi

Phone: 937.481.2375
Position: Associate Professor of Psychology

Address Location: Bailey Hall 308

Mailbox Location: Pyle Box: 1241

Victoria DeSensi, Associate Professor of Psychology, regularly teaches Introduction to Psychology and Social Psychology but she has also taught nearly two dozen distinct courses in psychology since joining the Wilmington College faculty in 2010. Each year, Vicky looks forward to reflecting on her teaching and consulting with fellow psychology instructors at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) conference. Vicky was primarily responsible for developing and fine-tuning a program assessment plan grounded in APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: Version 2.0.

Vicky holds research interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning and, most recently, published a paper titled Coverage of psychological disorder stigma in introductory psychology.

In 2016, Vicky was awarded a $10,000 grant from Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties to support and promote mental health on the Wilmington College campus. During her spring 2017 Sabbatical, she enlisted the help of students, faculty, staff, and administrators in the needs assessment phase of the project.

Vicky also serves as advisor to Wilmington College's chapter of Active Minds. The expressed purpose of Active Minds is to increase awareness of the students, faculty, and staff about issues surrounding mental health, symptoms related to mental health disorders, and mental health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community. Vicky has also served in many prominent faculty governance roles.

Outside of academia, Vicky enjoys international travel, cooking, gardening, learning new ideas via podcasts, and spending time with friends and family. She resides with her husband and two cats in Maineville.