Faculty Profile

Susan Kuntz, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D. Syracuse University
M.A. University of Vermont
B.A. Albion College

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Areas of Expertise:

Adolescent Development; Adult Development and Aging; Educational Psychology; History and Issues in Psychology

My Saint Michael's:

Saint Michael's students are warm and caring individuals who genuinely care about learning and figuring out ways to make the world a better place. Examining behaviors as psychologists do gives them a critical perspective from which to do this.

While I love all the classes I teach, the one that excites me the most is Educational Psychology because the status of the educational system is such a relevant issue. Everyone has a common experience of school and in this course we examine the learning and teaching that happens in these settings from several different perspectives, including social class, gender, ethnicity, and history.

Research Interests:

Adolescent Development; Adult Development and Aging; Educational Psychology; History and Issues in Psychology

Student Research:

All Saint Michael's psychology students participate in a research project at the beginning level of their program and have the opportunity to design and carry out their own researchable project during their senior year. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in a full year internship in a social or mental health agency in the community.

Susan Kuntz, professor of psychology, and Carey Kaplan, professor of English, presented a paper, "Life Narrative and Intergenerational Pedagogy" at the 2nd Global Conference, "Storytelling:  Global Reflections on Narrative," in Salzburg, Austria, on November 7, 2012.

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