Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Michele Parkhill Purdie

Michele Parkhill Purdie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Integrative Studies
Office: 137 Dodge Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3247
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Postdoctoral Training- University of Washington (2008); Seattle, Washington
PhD- Wayne State University (2006); Detroit, Michigan
MA- Wayne State University (2004); Detroit, Michigan
BA- Alma College (2001); Alma, Michigan

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
PSY 2350 Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 2500 Introduction to Research Methods
PSY 3450 Health Psychology
PSY 4350 Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology
PSY 5401 Introduction to Behavioral Health
PSY 5993 Violence Against Women

Research Interests
My primary research interests concern the predictors and consequences of sexual assault perpetration and victimization, with a particular emphasis on childhood trauma, substance use, and emotion regulation. I have established a strong program of research that utilizes on both survey and experimental methodologies in examining predictors of past sexual aggression and the likelihood of engaging in sexual assault perpetration in the future.

Violence and Abuse Resource Consortium
Founded in 2014 by Drs. Michele Parkhill Purdie, Amanda Burgess-Proctor, and Scott M. Pickett, the VARC at Oakland University serves as a clearinghouse for university, local, state, and national anti-violence information. The VARC is a dynamic, collaborative resource connecting students, faculty, practitioners, and community members conducting anti-violence work. Thus, the VARC positions Oakland University as the heart of an important scholarly and community endeavor for compiling and sharing anti-violence information.