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Dr. Jo Ellyn Pederson joins Psychology faculty

Release date: September 03, 2007

Dr. Jo Ellyn Pederson began her professional life at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. After graduation, she specialized in intensive care and emergency nursing before deciding to pursue her lifelong interest in psychology and human resilience. Dr. Pederson completed a B.A. in psychology at the College of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Applied Behavioral Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.  She then studied clinical psychology at the Fielding Graduate University where she received her M.A. and Ph.D.  Her clinical and research interests are in human and cognitive development, implicit and explicit cognitive processing, anxiety disorders, and trauma recovery.

While maintaining an active private practice as a licensed psychologist, Dr. Pederson has been a lecturer at Goucher College since 2004, teaching Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Developmental Seminars. As a dedicated lifelong learner, she is delighted to now join the Psychology Department on a full time basis.

Dr. Pederson will be teaching Statistical Methods in Psychology and various other courses in the department. The Psychology Department at Goucher College is happy to have Dr. Pederson join the department full time.