Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and the University Core Curriculum Director at Gonzaga University, where she where she has served for over 25 years. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts (minor in psychology) from Loyola Marymount University in 1987 and her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relationships from the University of Texas in 1995. She also completed advanced training in parent-infant attachment. Her research has focused on attachment-based interventions, particularly in the realm of foster care, and she was a research affiliate on the Circle of Security project. She has presented at multiple conferences and has published a number of articles as well as a book, Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis, with co-author, Janet Mann. She teaches courses in developmental psychology, risk and resilience, and attachment theory. Dr. Kretchmar-Hendricks served as Chair of the Psychology Department for over a decade before becoming the University Core Curriculum Director. For the past five years, she has overseen the implementation of a new University Core. When she is not at Gonzaga, she is enjoying time with her family (husband, Brett, and two teenage children, Emma and Ian) or training as a competitive equestrian.