Susan Baldridge, Ph.D. is Provost and Professor of Psychology. She came to Middlebury as Assistant Professor of Psychology in 1993. Susan received her Ph.D. in social psychology from UCLA.
As Provost, she serves as chief academic officer of Middlebury. Her responsibilities reach across the academic programs of Middlebury including the College, the Institute at Monterey, the Language Schools, the Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English, the School of the Environment, and the Bread Loaf Conferences.
When time allows, Professor Baldridge teaches courses on human sexuality, social psychology, and statistics. Her research focuses on the intersection of the study of gender, sexuality, and close relationships. Her most recent work is on stereotype threat as an explanation for gender differences in visuospatial ability.