Dr. Lyn Boulter
Professor of Psychology - B.A., California State College; M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University
Office: ADM 230E
Phone: (704) 637-4101
Dr. Lyn Boulter, completed her B.A. at California University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. at the University of West Virginia. Her area of expertise is Life Span Developmental Psychology, but she also is licensed to teach elementary, birth-kindergarten, and special education. Her current research, often conducted in collaboration with Psychology majors, concerns the effectiveness of home-school education and the relationship between student self-concept and adjustment of college during the first year. Several conference presentations and manuscripts have been co-authored with students.
Dr. Sheila Brownlow
Department Chair; Professor; B.A., University of Massachusetts - Boston; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Office: ADM 234C
Phone: (704) 637-4102
Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Professor, received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She joined the Catawba College faculty in 1990 in order to work with students in a personal environment where professors and students know each other and interact daily. She still enjoys teaching psychology — particularly social, history, and general psychology — but loves multi-disciplinary courses (e.g., Home from Nowhere, Consilience, and What Else but Home?). In 2002, she was named winner of the Swink Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, and from 2006-2008 she was the Jefferson Pilot endowed professor. She is also the Director of the First-Year Seminar program.
Dr. Erin Wood
Assistant Professor of Psychology; M.S. and Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: ADM 229C
Phone: (704) 637-4104
Erin Wood received her B.S. in psychology, with a minor in biology, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She later earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. in biopsychology also at VCU. Her research as a graduate student centered on behavioral pharmacology and behavioral genetics using rats and mice. Nowadays she enjoys teaching a range of psychology classes, from behavioral statistics to health psychology to learning fundamentals with real live rats! Her research interests are focused on the intersection between technological advances and health behaviors, as well as the role of technology in education in post-secondary institutions. She enjoys riding her bicycle with her family, gastro-adventures, and learning all about being a mom with her new son, Micah.
Dr. A.E. Roberts
Dr. Roberts retired in May of 2010 after 40 years of service at Catawba.