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Dr. Lyn Boulter LynBoulter.jpg
Office: ADM 230E
Phone: (704) 637-4101

  • Professor of Psychology
  • B.A., California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • Curriculum Vitae

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, involves factors related to student adjustment to college during the first year. Several conference presentations and manuscripts have been co-authored with students. Read more »

SheilaBrownlow.jpgDr. Sheila Brownlow
Office: ADM 234C
Phone: (704) 637-4102

  • Professor of Psychology
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • Ph.D., Brandeis University

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. Read more »


ErinWood.jpgDr. Erin Wood
Office: ADM 229C
Phone: (704) 637-4104

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • M.S. and Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Title IX Coordinator of Athletics

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 first-year seminar and honor courses, to behavioral statistics, health psychology, and the fundamentals of neuroscience. 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. Dr. Wood enjoys working with students in conducting, analyzing, and presenting research. She also relishes working in her garden, being active with her family, gastro-adventures, and jogging, sometimes.


Dr. Amy Holmes

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Ph.D., Northcentral University
  • M.A., East Carolina University
  • B.S., Mount Olive University

Dr. Nan Zimmerman

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Ed.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • B.A., Davidson College