Dr. Su L. Boatright is a Full Professor in the Psychology Department, as well as Director of the Undergraduate Psychology Program on the Kingston campus. She earned the Ph.D. in biopsychology 1992, studying learning and cognition in monkeys and chimpanzees, and she has also participated in research projects working with chinchillas, rats, pigeons, beluga whales, and bullfrogs. Her early research experiences with humans included investigations of second felony offenders in a drug treatment alternative program, as well as a March of Dimes funded study of the cognitive abilities of two year old infants with low birth weight and intraventricular hemorrhaging at birth. Recently, she has conducted research regarding undergraduate teaching and programming, antiracism teaching, and public perceptions of domestic violence. Dr. Boatright is a recipient of a national award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for her work infusing diversity into her teaching practices.
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