Susan Culotta

Associate Professor of Psychology
What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?
 
"We” is a word naturally used by students in my classes. For me, this reflects a shared feeling of being part of a community or collective. Students and faculty bring their unique perspectives, experiences and education into the classroom and the small and personal nature of the environment makes for a dynamic learning opportunity through which "we” experience and learn together.

Degrees:
  • Ph.D., Urban Education and Clinical Counseling/Supervision, Cleveland State University
  • M.A., Clinical Counseling, John Carroll University
  • B.A., Psychology, Kenyon College

Courses Taught:

  • PS 101 - General Psychology
  • PS 220 - Child Psychology
  • PS 330 - Juvenile Delinquency
  • PS 329 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PS 232 - Social Psychology
  • PS 335 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PS 318 - Personality Psychology
  • SS 334 - Methods of Field Research

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses: Empathy Development, Correctional and Rehabilitation programming for Juvenile Offenders, Influence of Social Networking on emotional well-being (happiness and relational fulfillment)

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • State of Ohio licensure: Professional Clinical Counselor/Supervisory Endorsement

Career Accomplishments:

  • I love teaching, enjoy being part of my students’ development as people and professionals, and enjoy bridging my knowledge and experience between Lake Erie College and community service. Having the opportunity to do these things is an accomplishment.
  • Currently serve on:
    • The Board of the Lake County General Health District
    • The Auburn Vocational Board of Education/Auburn Career Center
    • The Governing Board of the Lake County Educational Service Center