Director of Center for Educational Excellence
Dr. Sandra Sgoutas-Emch became CEE director in January, 2009. She is a professor in the Psychology Department, having also taught some of the interdisciplinary courses in the gender studies program. Dr. Sgoutas-Emch received her bachelor's degree in psychology at Emory University and her Masters and Ph.D. in biological psychology at the University of Georgia. She completed a NIH postdoctoral training program at The Ohio State University in the field of psychoneuroimmunology before coming to USD. Her main research interests are reactions to stress, women's health issues, predictors of medical health practices, and studying variables that predict performance in the classroom.