Psychology is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields on college campuses across the country. At Wofford, majors in psychology participate in research opportunities both on and off campus and are offered the chance to complete an interdisciplinary program in neuroscience. The Wofford Department of Psychology is a close-knit group, sponsoring the Psychology Kingdom, faculty-student tailgates, an annual chili cook-off and other events.
Dr. Cecile Nowatka, professor and chair of psychology, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. She teaches child and adolescent development, abnormal psychology and social psychology. Her senior thesis students have researched depression, anxiety and resilience.
Margaret Roach, the 2020-21 Presidential International Scholar, majored in psychology with a concentration in medicine and the liberal arts. On campus, she was a leader in mental health awareness and anti-racism efforts. She says that the psychology department gave her the encouragement and support she needed to spend a semester studying public health in South Africa. After graduation, Roach began graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a master of public health degree in health equity.
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