Kathleen A. Gathercoal

Kathleen A. Gathercoal, PhD

Director of Research

Professor of Psychology

Specialties & Research Areas: Methodological, Post-Modern




Kathleen Gathercoal is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, received an MA and a PhD in developmental psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and completed post-doctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley. In the past, she has published and presented work on prenatal interventions (primary prevention), infant visual perception and intellectual disabilities. She is a recipient of the George Fox University Graduate Teaching Award.

Among her current research interests are the effects of postmodernism on the discipline of psychology and psychological phenomena, womens issues, and the history of religious groups contributions to care of persons with mental illness.

Dr. Gathercoal enjoys playing with her son, caring for her husband and is very active in her church.