About Kim

Kim holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Nevada Reno with a specialization in the social psychology of law. She has been an active teacher and professor for over 13 years.

She regularly teaches Motivation and Emotion, Psychology and Law,  Careers in Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, and specialized seminars (see the Courses tab for specific classes).

She has won several awards including the Class of 1943 Excellence in Teaching Award, the UNI Book & Supply Outstanding Teaching Award for Probationary Faculty, and the Excellence in Service Award for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She was a 2010 recipient of the Iowa Board of Regents' Award for Faculty Excellence.

Kim is the author of two textbooks Experimental Psychology: A Case Approach with Bob Solso, and Cognitive Psychology with Bob Solso and her husband Otto MacLin. Each are internationally recognized with Experimental having translations in Chinese, Korean and Russian, and Cognitive having translations in Chinese, Turkish, and Indonesian. In addition, she has written 17 peer reviewed journal articles, has presented her work in over 150 conference presentations, and regularly gives presentations and workshops on effective teaching, and diversity related issues. Kim also has mentored hundreds of undergraduate students and has chaired or served on over 40 MA thesis committees.

She is active in community development with a focus in providing quality low-income housing with services that support the social and economic development of residents.

Lastly, Kim is co-founder, with Otto MacLin, of the Institute for Psychological Science, which provides consultation, research, testimony and training for attorneys and law enforcement regarding issues related to eyewitness memory and identification in order to promote the most effective use of psychological research in practice and in the court room. 


Contact Information:


M. Kimberly MacLin, PhD

Department of Psychology

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA 50614

PH: 319-273-2302

FAX: 319-273-6188

Email: kim.maclin@uni.edu

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