Department of Psychology

Kayla Musielak Ph.D.

Part-Time Lecturer of Psychology

Office Location

506 Science

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2021

By appointment



Academic Degrees

  • Michigan State University, PhD in School Psychology, 2016
  • Michigan State University, MA in School Psychology, 2011
  • Michigan State University, BS in Psychology (Specialization in Cognitive Science), 2009



Teaching Fall 2021 

PSY 233 Abnormal Psychology (In-person) 

PSY 360 Cognitive Processes (In-person)

PSY 399 Topics in Psychology: Psychological Assessment (In-person) 



Dr. Musielak is a licensed psychologist, credentialed health service psychologist, and certified school psychologist. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology. Broadly, her professional interests are related to the biological, environmental, social, and emotional factors affecting learning and neuropsychological development. She is also interested in prevention efforts and holistic and non-pathologizing approaches to mental health. Dr. Musielak is passionate about integrating her knowledge and experiences from her clinical work, research, and teaching in order to benefit her students, clients, and the community at large.




Recent Publications

Musielak, K. A., & Fine, J. G. (2015). An updated review of neuroimaging studies of children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 2, 34-49.

Fine, J. G., Musielak, K. A., & Semrud-Clikeman, M. (2014). Smaller splenium in children with nonverbal learning disability compared to controls, high functioning autism and ADHD. Child Neuropsychology, 20, 641-661.

Shahidullah, J. D., Pfenninger Saint Gilles, M., Musielak, K. A., Girard, K. S., & Hall, A. (2013). Developing a global perspective in school psychology. Communique, 41 (6), 35.

Fine, J. G., Semrud-Clikeman, M., Bledsoe, J., & Musielak, K. A. (2012). A critical review of the literature on NLD as a developmental disorder. Child Neuropsychology, 19, 190-223.

Girard, K., & Musielak, K. A. (2012). Surviving the first year: Peer mentorship for school psychology graduate students. Communique, 40 (7), 35.