Professor Flynn joined CUC's faculty in 2014. Her areas of research and expertise includes the role of academic environments on students' mental health, first-generation students' experiences in higher eduction, and how education can facilitate social change.


  • PhD, Psychology - DePaul University; Chicago, IL
  • MA, Psychology - DePaul University; Chicago, IL
  • BS, Psychology - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL

Academic and Professional Highlights

Funded Grants

  • AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence: Unsolicited grant
    Principal Investigator; $10,000
    Title of project: Understanding the factors contributing to first-generation students' success in law school

  • Law School Admission Council Dissertation Award
    Principal Investigator; $15,000
    Title of project: Conceptualization and measurement of law student stressors and mental health.


  • Flynn, A. M., Li, Y., & Sánchez, B. (2019). The mental health Status of law students: Implications to college counselors. Journal of College Counseling, 22, 2-19.

  • Flynn, A. M., Sundermeier, B. A., & Boylan, J. (2018). Blazing a new trail: How first-generation law students perform in and experience law school. Law Journal for Social Justice, 10, 1-25.

  • Flynn, A. M., Li, Y., & Sánchez, B. (2017). Law school stress: Moving from narratives to measurement. Washburn Law Journal, 56 (2), 259-287.

  • Flynn, A. M., Sanchez, B., Harper, G. W. (2011). An ecological analysis of research examining the experiences of students of color in graduate school. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4, 1-11.

  • Alvarez, J., Jason, L. A., Flynn, A. M., Davis, M. I., Olson, B. D., Ferrari, J. R., & Rosenberg, S.* L. (2010). Psychometric Properties of the Multi-Group Ethnic Identity Measure among Individuals in Substance Abuse Recovery. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.). Advances in Psychology Research. (pp. 1-16). Hauppauge, N. Y.: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Flynn, A. M., Alvarez, J., Jason, J. A., Olson, B. D., Ferrari, J. R., & Davis, M. I. (2006). African American Oxford House residents: Sources of abstinent social networks. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 31 (1/2), 111-119.

  • Olson, B. D., Curtis, C. E , Jason, L. A., Ferrari, J. R., Horin, E. V., Davis, M. I., Flynn, A. M., & Alvarez, J. (2003). Physical and sexual trauma, psychiatric symptoms, and sense of community of women in recovery: Toward a new model of shelter aftercare. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 26 (1), 67-80.

  • Olson, B. D., Jason L. A., d'Arlach L., Ferrari, J. R., Alvarez, J., Davis M. I., Olabode-Dada, O., Horin, E. V., Oleniczak, J. T., Cooper, D., G., Burger, T., Curtis, C. E., Flynn, A. M., Sasser, K. C., & Viola, J. J. (2002). Oxford House, second-order thinking, and the diffusion of systems-based innovations. The Community Psychologist, 35, 21-22.