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Marjorie Sanfilippo
Associate Dean of Faculty
Professor of Psychology

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Lauren Highfill

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lauren HighfillBehavioral Sciences Collegium
PhD., University of Southern Mississippi, 2008

Specialty: Comparative Psychology
Phone: 727.864.8428
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Office: Continuing Education Center
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Lauren Highfill joined the faculty at Eckerd in 2008. The courses she teaches include Introductory Psychology, Biopsychology, Comparative Psychology, and Statistics and Research Design. Lauren's research interests include animal personality, animal cognition, and environmental enrichment.  Her studies include a variety of animal species, such as dolphins, elephants, lemurs, and dogs. She especially enjoys talking with students about their own interests in animal behavior.  You can find out more information about her research involving students on her lab webpage. When she is not teaching or researching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and three dogs.  You can reach Lauren at highfile@eckerd.edu

B.A. or B.S.

Students majoring in psychology have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts or Science. The B.A. program is intended for students who want a strong background in psychology as preparation for careers in such areas as law, public health, and medicine. The B.S. program is intended for students who plan to go on to graduate school in some area of psychology.

The Eckerd Difference

<strong>Rachel Feinberg</strong>---Atlanta, GA---Psychology

"Eckerd met every one of my expectations and more. Here I can be driven, focused, and able to explore any area I please thanks to the dedication of teachers, faculty, and friends. At the same time, I am able to take advantage of Eckerd's beautiful environment, calming atmosphere, and fun activities to make my education experience an enjoyable one." - Rachel Feinberg, Psychology major