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SheilaBrownlow.jpgDr. Sheila Brownlow
Office: ADM 234C
Phone: (704) 637-4102
E-mail: sbrownlo@catawba.edu

  • DEPARTMENT CHAIR
  • 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, experimental methods, personality—but also enjoys teaching 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 won the Tri-Delt Service Award in 2015, the Trustee Award for Outstanding Service to the College in 2016, and was named one of the "10 must-take professors in the Charlotte, NC, area" in 2015.  Dr. Brownlow is also the Director of the First Year Experience. Read more »

 


ErinWood.jpgDr. Erin Wood
Office: ADM 229C
Phone: (704) 637-4104
E-mail: ewood@catawba.edu

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

Dr. Erin Wood received her B.S. in psychology magna cum laude, 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. Dr. Wood's research as a graduate student centered on behavioral pharmacology and behavioral genetics. Nowadays she enjoys teaching a range of psychology classes, including first-year seminar and honor courses, behavioral statistics, health psychology, behavior modification, sex/gender, death/dying, and neuroscience and cognition lab courses. Dr. Wood's research interests are focused on the nexus of human-technology interactions and health behavior modification as mediated by self-efficacy. She is also interested in the role of technology in education in post-secondary institutions. Dr. Wood enjoys working with students in conducting, analyzing, and presenting research. She also serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics and enjoys the challenge of learning the variety of different nuances in federal law therein. She also relishes working in what is left of her yard after her two puppies do their worst, being active with her family, gastro-adventures, and jogging, sometimes.

 


amyholmes.jpgDr. Amy Holmes
Office: ADM 229C
Phone: (704) 645-4567
E-mail: asholmes15@catawba.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Northcentral University
  • M.A., East Carolina University
  • B.S., Mount Olive University

Dr. Amy Holmes has centered her career around teaching and learning. Her interest in developmental psychology was fostered by professors at the University of Mount Olive and experience working at a child care center. She teaches a variety of courses, including child and adolescent psychology, general psychology, psychology of exceptionalities, forensic psychology, cross cultural psychology, and first year seminar. Dr. Holmes has specific research interests in prenatal development through toddlerhood, middle adolescence through emerging adulthood, and the social cognition of dogs and horses. Additionally, she continues to explore the construction and presentation of effective online courses. Dr. Holmes enjoys working with horses, traveling abroad and in the USA, and spending time outdoors.


donnajames.jpgDr. Donna C. James
E-mail: dcjames@catawba.edu

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
  • B-K Program Coordinator
  • Ed.D., Liberty University
  • M.E., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

jenniferklebaur.jpgDr. Jennifer Klebaur
Office: ADM 229B
Phone: (704) 637-4385
E-mail: jklebaur16@catawba.edu

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.S., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Psychology and Spanish, Auburn University
  • Substance Abuse Certification, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jennifer Klebaur received her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Auburn University. She then completed her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in psychopharmacology followed by postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan in biopsychology. Most recently, she completed the Substance Abuse Certification Program at Central Piedmont Community College. She enjoys teaching a variety of psychology classes including general psychology, human development, and abnormal psychology in both face-to-face and online formats. Dr. Klebaur's research interests include examining the biological and environmental influences that underlie behaviors associated with substance use disorders. When not in the classroom, she enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, and walks on the greenway although she seems to spend a lot of time in the car chauffeuring her daughter to various activities.


NanZimmerman.JPGDr. Nan Zimmerman
E-mail: nzimmera@catawba.edu

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

 

Dr. Lyn Boulter
LynBoulter.jpgE-mail: lboulter@catawba.edu

  • Professor Emerita 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 »