Midwest Region

Midwest U.S. Region

States Include:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Midwest Regional Coordinators (RCs):

  • Emeritus: Olya Glantsman, DePaul University (IL)
  • Emeritus: Amber Williams, National Lewis University (IL)
  • 2nd Year: Melissa Ponce-Rodas, Andrews University (MI)
  • 1st year: Tonya Hall, Chicago State University

Midwest Student Regional Coordinators (SRCs):

  • Naz Chief, National Louis University (IL)
  • Moshood Olanrewaju, National Louis University (IL)

News from the Midwest

The SCRA Midwest region just hosted the SCRA-affiliated meeting as a part of the 91st Midwestern Psychological Association conference that was held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois on April 11-13, 2019.  More than 3,300 individuals attended the conference. Midwestern community psychology researchers including undergraduate and graduate students submitted approximately 50 well-prepared conference proposals, which were all accepted this year including 5 symposia, 15 roundtables, and 30 poster sessions. Student posters were rated by three judges and three poster winners, who served as first author for each poster, were selected and recognized at an informal SCRA dinner held at Exchequer restaurant. The poster winners will be announced on the SCRA listserv so stayed tuned. A record number of students, faculty, and staff attended this annual dinner, which provides members the opportunity to socialize and network with one another. The next MPA conference will be held on April 23-25, 2020 at the Palmer House a Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Check out one of the pictures from the SCRA dinner event.


The SCRA Midwest Regional Coordinators are actively recruiting another RC to serve for a three-year term. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Tonya Hall at thall26@csu.edu. Announcements and information for inclusion in future Midwest updates should be sent to Melissa Ponce-Rodas (ponce@andrews.edu).  Remember to keep community psychology alive and well in the Midwest, nationally, and globally!

Fall 2018 Midwest Zoom Session Powerpoint Presentation