Meet Your Instructor

Wayne Whitmore, Community Social Service

Faculty photoI am an avid (but arguably, not that great) fisherman. I will get my Muskie at some point. I am married and have a crazy cool 13-year-old daughter who plays first base in fast pitch softball (spring, summer, and fall), plays volleyball, and plays basketball. She keeps us hopping… school ball, league play, traveling teams… enjoy those moments while they last!

I attended Lake Superior College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Philosophy. I was a McNair Scholar and a founding member of Psi Chi at UWS. I attended The University of Wisconsin in Madison, from which I graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Rehabilitation Psychology. More recently, I have completed my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University-Mankato. I am almost finished with another Master’s degree in Sociology as well from MNSU. My core belief is that we never stop learning! My research interests include social psychological research in student retention and academic advising, differences in humans, and the motivations and driving forces behind student and other’s plagiarism.

I have taught a wide variety of coursework, including Critical Thinking, Lifespan Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and courses in the CSS Program at SCC. I also served as SCC’s Assessment Coordinator for three years, guiding the college’s assessment activities through a successful accreditation visit.

I have diverse interests, including Native American studies, history, women’s and gender issues, and Advocacy for persons with disabilities. I have worked previously with the State of Minnesota as a Rehabilitation Counselor and I worked as a consultant with Metropolitan Life, where I maintained a person-centered focus in working with those with injuries and/or disabilities. While with the state, I worked with a wide variety of age groups and disabilities. I am passionate about and believe in the right of all persons to fair and equal treatment. I am also really interested in the melding of psychology with sociology, investigating the human condition with a multi-faceted lens. Finally, I am a photographer who does not like shooting pictures of humans.

Thanks for taking my class! I look forward to getting to know you as well.

Phone: 507-389-7400

South Central Online Courses:

  • Direct Service Professionalism
  • Facilitating Positive Behaviors II
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Supportive Interventions
  • First Year Experience
  • LAS Capstone