Dr. Marlene Groomes C.A.P.P.

Professor of Psychology/Social Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences
Office B-140
Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace
Homestead, FL 33030

Phone (305) 237-5008

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Courses Taught

DEP 2000 (Human Growth and Development) Virtual College

*PSY 2012 (Introduction to Psychology)

PPE 1005 (Psychology of Personal Effectiveness)
DEP 2000 (Human Growth and Development) 
DEP 2000 Syllabus
ISS 1161 (The Individual & Society)
*PSY 2012 (Introduction to Psychology)  
PSY 2012 Syllabus 

CLP 2140 (Abnormal Psychology)
CLP 2140 Syllabus

*SLS 1510 (Student Success) 
SLS 1510 Syllabus
*SLS 1125
(Student Support)
Master Students Resources  

Study Skills Library

Library Resources  http://www.mdcc.edu/homestead/library/ 




DEP200 Resources
How babies learn

http://vad.mhhe.com/provided_list.cfm http://www.floridacounterdrug.com/ 


My Development Lab http://mydevelopmentlabweb.mathxl.com/mywebs/book_one.asp


Black History PowerPoint Presentation


Resume / Educational

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Liberty University, Lynchburg VA

Doctorate Clinical Psychology courses completed
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Doctorate in Higher Education
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale

C.A.P.P.- Certified Addictions Prevention Professional International Certification/AODA and Florida Certification Board 

2000 First Union Bank Endowed Teaching Chair

Ordained Minister - Logos Global Network of Christian Ministries

My  Educational Philosophy

I believe that teaching and learning is a dynamic process that involves many different learning styles and needs of students.  I face the challenge of providing traditional subject matter with an enriching and exciting teaching environment, an environment that creates opportunities for academic and personal growth, responsible citizenry, and career experience. I'm also interested in creating non-traditional teaching/learning experiences for students through distance education.


I endeavor to help students become critical and creative thinkers as they develop “sophisticated intelligence”.  Today's successful students are those  who can problem-solve, make good decisions, think critically and creatively, be conflict-resolvers, be good communicators, be lifelong learners, be morally sound and have an experiential learning background.


I believe as Plutarch stated, "the mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."  As a learning and student centered professor I passionately embrace "cognitive evolution," through fostering changes in thinking skills.  When students actively engage in the thinking process by grappling with ideas and constructs they gain meaningful and enduring learning.  I design learning experiences that offers a sequenced and supported level of cognitive complexity.


I've been with the college for 26 years and I'm still excited about the opportunity to engage students in the life changing process of education. I enthusiastically invite you to enter this journey with me.

Professional Interests

The Health and Welfare of Children and Families/Parenting Issues


Community Activism 

Drug Prevention Education

The Service-Learning Educational Methodology

Marketplace Ministry

Current Projects

Student Group Advisor - Chi Iota Alpha (Christ In Action)

MDC/Honor's College

MDC/Sister's Keepers Program

(Success, Inspiration, and Support for Today's Exceptional and Remarkable Students)

Virtual College Courses

Drug- Free Communities Project

Writing a book on Family Dynamics 


Grant Writing

Professional Service

Community Leadership

Developer of Service-Learning Projects

Drug Prevention Education Programs and Services


Program Development 


Student Organization Advisor/Mentor  

Therapeutic Intervention

Last updated 8/21/05                                                                      
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