Susan Baldridge

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Susan Baldridge, Ph.D. is Provost and Professor of Psychology.  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.

She came to Middlebury as Assistant Professor of Psychology in 1993, and has served in several administrative positions, including as Dean of the Faculty and most recently as Vice President for Strategy and Planning.  In that position, she worked closely with the president and other senior leaders to coordinate institutional planning across the institution.   She also worked closely with the Board of Trustees on its recent restructuring.  She oversaw Middlebury’s 2011 self-study and reaccreditation review.

Susan received her Ph.D. in social psychology from UCLA.  Professor Baldridge teaches a variety of courses on human sexuality, social psychology, and statistics, and 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.