Dr. Monisha Pasupathi is one of the new Associate Deans in the Honors College, as well as a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. Prior to coming to Honors, she served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology, where she sought to build a better curriculum for students, and to improve paths to graduation for Psychology Majors, as well as developing an interdisciplinary certificate program in quantitative analytics for the social sciences (along with current director Pascal DeBoeck). She has taught Research Methods, Honors General Psychology, and Adult Development and Aging at the undergraduate level, as well as seminars in her research areas; and has also developed a course on “How We Learn” for the Great Courses. In her research life, she studies how narrating our experiences shapes our memories, emotions, and selves across the lifespan, with NIH funded work appearing in journals as diverse as Memory, Journal of Personality, and Developmental Psychology, among others. She is a winner of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences distinguished research award for that work. In her not-very-extensive free time, she likes to make soap, charcoal portraits, and spend time in the outdoors.
PSYCH 1011 (HON designation)