Department of Psychology

Kayla Musielak Ph.D.

Part-Time Lecturer of Psychology

Office Location

506 Science

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018

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


Kayla Musielak, Ph.D. is a part-time Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Southern Maine. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Michigan State University in 2016. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Bayside and Westside NeuroRehabilitation Services in Maine. Broadly, Dr. Musielak’s clinical and research interests are related to the biological, social, and emotional factors affecting learning and neuropsychological development. Dr. Musielak is passionate about integrating her knowledge and experience from her clinical work, research, and teaching in order to benefit her clients, students, and the community at large. 


Teaching Fall 2018:

PSY 102 General Psychology II (online)

PSY 233 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 360 Cognitive Processes (online)

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.