Katherine Dyer

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Continuing Education Center (CEC) 240


  • Ph.D., Psychological Science, Kent State University
  • M.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Courses taught

  • Introductory psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Sensation and perception
  • Research methods


Dr. Dyer’s research interests include investigating the role of the brain in various behavioral and cognitive processes, such as the learning and memory of sequences of behavior. She plans to establish a laboratory at Eckerd College which investigates human brain activity and function related to various behaviors. Prior to coming to Eckerd, her research explored how rats learned and remembered patterned sequences of behavior, including how various drugs influenced the learning and memory of these behaviors through their impact on neurological mechanisms. In her free time, Dr. Dyer enjoys going to the beach, swimming in the ocean, crafting, and most importantly, being with her dogs.