Lauren Highfill

Professor of Psychology

Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award, 2015

Continuing Education Center (CEC) 244


Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2008
B.A., Meredith College, 2002

Lauren Highfill

Lauren Highfill joined the faculty at Eckerd in 2008. The courses she teaches include Introductory Psychology, Biopsychology, Comparative Psychology, and Statistics. Lauren’s research interests include animal personality, animal cognition, and conservation psychology. 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.