Faculty Profile

Michelle Heffner Macera, PhD


Dr. Michelle Heffner Macera earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University. Her doctoral dissertation, “Empirical Support for the Use of Storytelling to Guide Behavior,” won the Elsie Ramos Research Poster Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Best Research Poster award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 12/Section 13).

Dr. Macera completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Veteran’s Affairs: Sierra Nevada Health Care System, and completed her post-doctoral psychology internship at Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services. She is a licensed Psychologist in Nevada. She is first author of “The Anorexia Workbook” and co-author of several other publications, including a body image treatment manual, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. She previously worked as a Psychology faculty member at Harrisburg Area Community College, where she was named a three-time Faculty Scholar award winner.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The campus in Aruba has been closed to all students.  Students will continue this semester via online learning.

Graduation has been postponed and will not take place on May 3 as scheduled.  We will update you on details of the postponement as they become available.

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