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Faculty Spotlight on Kimberlee Vaughn

July 17, 2015

Kimberlee Vaughn  
Kimberlee Vaughn, assistant professor of psychology

For Kimberlee Vaughn, it was a psychology course at Moraine Valley Community College that opened her mind to new ideas and sparked her interest in teaching. From there, the Chicago native went on to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology at Chicago State University and a master's degree in psychology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She also completed post-graduate studies at Saint Louis University, where she served as a research assistant for the School of Public Health.

While Vaughn has worked as an adjunct professor at St. Louis Community College's Wildwood Campus since 2011, this fall she will assume her new role as an assistant professor of psychology. Her course load will include general psychology, abnormal behavior and human sexuality. 

"My first love is teaching, and I'm excited to share my passion for psychology with students," she said. "I am also looking forward to becoming an active member of Wildwood's campus community."

When she's not at STLCC, Vaughn stays active by teaching fitness and step aerobics classes. She also enjoys music. In fact, before pursuing a career in psychology, she and her four siblings recorded demos in an attempt to make it in the music business. 

Although her music dreams were never realized, she learned an important lesson from the experience: 
"There's no shame in failure," she said. "This was an important lesson for me to learn, and it's one I share with my students. I always encourage them to do what makes them happy and to try to do what they want in life first. At the same time, however, I also remind them to create a backup plan in the event that they should need it."