​Kayce Meginnis-Payne, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor of Psychology
​Kayce Meginnis-Payne, WPU Professor

Dr. M-P is a staple of Psychology at WPU.

Dr. Meginnis-Payne was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She taught 3rd grade in inner-city Houston with Teach For America before deciding to go back to graduate school. She has been on the faculty at Peace since 2000. Her students call her Dr. M-P (for obvious reasons), she has a dog (he’s so cute; ask her to see a picture any time!), her new obsession is pottery wheel, and she is a true soccer Mom.


  • BA Psychology and Women’s Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee