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Susan Riemer Sacks

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Professor of Education Emerita




404 Milbank Hall
Thursdays 1:30 to 4:00 and by appointment.


Susan Riemer Sacks, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education Emerita, joined the Barnard faculty in 1971.  She teaches courses in Educational Psychology and Adolescent Psychology.

Professor Sacks studies women and girls making transitions from students to teachers, from teachers to mentors, from pre-teens to thirteen, from dependent to interdependent.  She has continually studied the psychological factors which support self-determined change.  Her current work examine girls' and boys' attitudes in science classrooms.  Over the years, she has helped implement several departments and programs from an ecology science curricula, to the Barnard Education and the Women's Studies Departments and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

  • Post Doc, New York University in Group Psychotherapy
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Columbia University
  • M.A., Psychology, Case-Western Reserve University
  • B.A., English and History, Northwestern University

  • Gender
  • Adolescent Development
  • Urband Education

  • BC3363 Pedagogy for Higher Education in Psychology
  • BC3382 Adolescent Psychology