|Dr. Scott is an assistant professor in the
Psychology Department at Whittier College and recently
joined the psychology faculty in 2010. She earned her
B.S. at Occidental College in 1996 as a double major in
psychology and theater and has continued her
interdisciplinary love of learning ever since. Dr. Scott
attended Kansas State University for graduate school and
received her M.S. in 1998 and her Ph.D. in 2000.
Developing her teaching practice through her
appointments with several colleges and universities
across the nation including Pepperdine University,
Loyola University of Chicago, Chico State, Tennessee
State University and St. Mary’s College of California,
has allowed her to bring the very best of her dynamic
teaching style to Whittier College.
Dr. Scott’s program of research focuses primarily on
women’s sexual arousal and behavior. Each year she
interviews and selects 3-4 undergraduate students to
serve as research assistants for the academic year.
Starting with “Research Boot Camp” in the summer,
students are involved in all aspects of academic
research from the very earliest planning sessions and
IRB submission, to data collection and analysis. Each
year her students strive to present the current research
project at a regional or national psychological
conference marking the completion of full year of
intensive research experience. Dr. Scott has published
in a wide range of books and journals and she continues
to speak nationally and internationally about her
Beyond the Whittier College community, Dr. Scott is
passionate about sex education and volunteers to speak
with local high schools and LGBTQ youth groups about
healthy relationships and safe sexual practices.