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Meet the new Faculty and Staff | Dr. Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor, Ph.D. joined the LFA community this summer as a psychology teacher in the Science Department. For the past three years, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University where she taught Intro to Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Psychology of Self, and Psychology and Law. She earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from Ohio University, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research and areas of specialization include social comparison, self-enhancement, and judgments of blame. Prior to starting her education at UNC, she spent a number of years playing professional tennis on the WTA Tour and later served as a national coach for the United States Tennis Association. Sarah lives on campus with her wife, Alexis, and their three daughters, Olympia (7), Cecilia (5) and Theodora (5).

Where did you grow up?
I am from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Where did you go to college and or grad school?
I attended UNC-Chapel Hill for my undergraduate education and Ohio University for my M.S. and Ph.D.

What has your career path looked like?
I am coming to LFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, where I was an Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Do you live on campus or nearby?
I live on campus with my wife, three daughters, and two dogs. 

What attracted you to LFA?
The community! We were immediately taken in by the friendliness and warmth of everyone we met at LFA and also around town, Lake Michigan a few miles away is also a big plus!

What are you most looking forward to this year?
Teaching, coaching, and getting to know the students and other staff!

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Bali. For sure. Art is infused in *everything* and the food is wonderful.