Dr. Haley Shea

Dr. Haley Shea

Haley Shea, a Myaamia tribal member, is originally from Huntington, IN. As a child, she was a participant in the Eewansaapita summer camps and eventually transitioned into the role of counselor and later researcher.

Haley attended Miami University for her undergraduate career, studying Psychology and Spanish (class of 2013) as well as participating in the Myaamia Heritage course. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. at Iowa State University and a predoctoral internship at Miami University's Student Counseling Service.

Haley's graduate research included identity formation in American Indian youth, the impact of Myaamia cultural knowledge system on living well within the community, and cross-cultural mental health stigma. She also provided counseling services to college students and in a community mental health setting, taught a wide range of courses (Introduction to Psychology Lab, Introduction to American Indian studies, Abnormal Psychology, Study Skills, Basic Counseling Skills, and Introduction to Psychology), provided mentorship for McNair students, and did outreach with Iowa State's University population.

Haley is currently a member of the Neepwaayoni Acquisition and Assessment Team (NAAT), examining the many factors that have contributed to positive outcomes (e.g. community engagement, attendance at tribal events, sense of belongingness, etc.) within the myaamia community.