Professor Koger received her B.A. degree from Kean College (in New Jersey) and her Ph.D. in physiological psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She joined Willamette University in the fall of 1993, and teaches Biopsychology, Psychology of Learning, and Ecological/Conservation Psychology, among other courses. Her scholarship focuses on the effects of toxicants such as pesticides on brain development and function, and the role of psychology in environmental studies. Sue is the coauthor of The Psychology of Environmental Problems (2010, Taylor and Francis), and Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: A Manual of Resources . Sue serves on Willamette's Sustainability Council and the steering committee for Salem Citizens for Alternatives to Pesticides. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her family -- her partner, Kris, and her dogs, Daphne and Peanut, and contra dancing.
Read Koger's article "Environmental Toxicants and Developmental Disabilities [PDF] (from American Psychologist, April 2005)
Read Koger's article "Psychology and Environmental Sustainability: A call for integration [PDF] (from Teaching of Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2007)You can listen to an interview on Greener Living with Dr. G featuring Sue and her co-author, Deborah Winter, here.
On the left side of page, under Recent Episodes, click on the link for Greener Living w/Dr. G 6-13-09 Hr. 2; Sue and Deborah are featured in the second half of that program.