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Dr. Jennifer McCabe joins Psychology faculty

Release date: September 03, 2008

Dr. McCabe completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology, with a Biology minor, at Western Maryland College (formerly McDaniel College), where she came to truly appreciate the liberal arts college atmosphere. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. Her dissertation examined the relationship between adult aging and working memory ability. Current research interests include the relationship between working memory and teaching/learning issues.

She comes to us after spending the last four years as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Marietta College in Ohio. There, she taught Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, and Research Design, and also supervised undergraduate and master’s-level research projects, several of which have resulted in conference presentations. In 2007, she won an “Outstanding Educator” award at Marietta College.


Dr. McCabe and her husband are very excited to be returning to the Baltimore area, where they were born and raised. When the Goucher College position became available, she says it was a wonderful opportunity to pursue a fulfilling position at an excellent liberal arts college in just the right geographic location. The geography issue became particularly important since the arrival of her baby girl Chloe in August 2007, who now gets to grow up in close proximity to her extended family.