About Us

 Dr. Megan Fulcher   Dr. Megan Fulcher – Dr. Megan Fulcher is an associate professor of Psychology at Washington and Lee University. Her research interests include the social and emotional development of children, children’s gender-role acquisition and understanding, individual differences in children’s gender-role flexibility, and development in the context of traditional and non-traditional families. She oversees the Gender Psych lab and all of its research projects.

Fulcher CV

  Nelson Helm, ’17- Nelson is a senior psychology and journalism major from Salem, Va. He began working for the lab during Fall of his junior year, and he is currently the data coordinator. On campus, Nelson is President of his fraternity, the editor-in-chief of the Calyx yearbook, and is a member of the Traveller staff. After college, he wants to take a gap year before heading back to school to get his PhD in Developmental Psychology.
  Catherine Simpson, ’18Catherine is a junior from Richmond, Virginia, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing. Catherine had been a member of Dr. Fulcher’s lab since the winter semester of her freshman year, and she’s currently the participant coordinator.  On campus, Catherine volunteers as the deli manager for FeelGood and is a member of the Multicultural Student Association and Club Tennis. Catherine hopes to eventually earn her PhD and become a clinical psychologist, and she’s interested in continuing to research STEM interest in girls.
  Davis Straske, ’19Davis is a sophomore from Tampa, Florida, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Dance. She has been a part of the lab since the winter of her freshman year. On campus, Davis is a member of the W&L Dance Repertory Company, Panhellenic Council, FeelGood, the Fancy Dress Steering Committee, and Reformed University Fellowship. Davis is still deciding what the future after college holds, but she plans to continue her studies in developmental psychology after graduation.
  Darby Lundquist, ’17Darby is a senior psychology major from Virginia Beach, Virginia pursuing a B.A. in Psychology. She began working in Dr. Fulcher’s lab the fall of her senior year, but has been working in other psychology labs since the winter of her sophomore year. On campus, she is a member of the Women’s basketball team, and RA for First Years, a student assistant for the Deans, the retreat chair of Catholic Campus Ministry, an intramural referee and supervisor, and a member of Traveller, FYOC, WiTS, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. After college, she hopes to get a Masters of Psy.D in clinical psychology to work with children with disabilities.
  Ian Treger, ’20- Ian is a first year from Lexington, VA and is currently undecided but may pursue a history major and/or german minor. He is a new member of the lab. Ian works at a daycare, plays rugby at W&L and is involved in community service and research on campus.
  Evan Kueffner, ’18- Evan is a junior from Jackson, Michigan. In addition to pursuing a B.A. in Psychology, he is a member of the Outing Club, a manager for the varsity Wrestling team and a work-study student for the Athletic Department. Evan has been working in Dr. Fulcher’s lab for two semesters, joining the fall of his junior year. Upon graduation, Evan plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.

  Haylee Rademann, ’17- Haylee is a senior Psychology and Strategic Communications double major from Sacramento, California. She began working in Dr. Fulcher’s lab in the fall of her senior year. On campus, Hayley is a captain of the Washington and Lee Women’s Swim Team and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi. After she graduates, she plans to work in media production.
  Catherine Peabody, ’19Catherine is a sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii pursuing a major in Psychology and a double minor in both Poverty and Human Capabilities Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is a new member to the lab, joining in the winter of her sophomore year. On campus, Catherine is a member of the W&L Repertory Dance Company, a work-study student at the school bookstore, and on the executive board of her sorority.  After college, she would like to join the peace corps and pursue a graduate degree in social work or social justice.
    Marie Baldwin, ’19Marie is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has been a member of the lab since the winter semester of her sophomore year. On campus, Marie is a University Big, a member of the executive team of the Promise Committee, and serves as a co-chair for the Perspectives Committee of the FYOC. After graduation, Marie hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.
    Mackenzie  Shand, ’17Mackenzie is a senior from Saline, Michigan majoring in Psychology and minoring in photography. This is Mackenzie’s first semester working in Dr. Fulcher’s lab. On campus, Mackenzie is captain of the women’s volleyball team, a member of the women’s track team, President of 24, and a member of active minds. After graduation, Mackenzie hopes to take a gap year coaching volleyball before pursuing her masters in Sports Psychology and continue coaching volleyball at a collegiate level.


Graduates of the Lab

 Capture2 Kingsley Schroeder, ’14 – Kingsley is from Dayton, OH and  majored in Psychology. Kingsley has now entered doctorate developmental psychology program with a special focus in gender development at Penn State. She is working with Dr. Lynn Liben.
 Capture1 Emily Warner, ’14 – Emily is from Lancaster, CA. She majored in Psychology and minored in Poverty and Human Capability. She began working in Dr. Fulcher’s lab in the Winter of her junior year. Emily has worked with the homeless in an outreach program in Washington DC. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health.
 561493_2125879312076_805796406_n Eliza Parrott, ’14 – Eliza is from Roanoke, VA and majored in Psychology. Eliza is working for an insurance company in Richmond, VA.
 From Argentina Randl Dent, ’15– Randl is from Dunkirk, MD and majored in Psychology. She began working in Dr. Fulcher’s lab in the Winter of her sophomore year. On campus, Randl was the vice president of Student Association for Black Unity (SABU) and a member of Lifestyle Information For Everyone (LIFE), a club on campus that promotes healthy lifestyle choices. Randl is now attending Virginia Commonwealth University in pursuit of her PhD in Public Health.
bid day 2014 023 Charlotte Magee, ‘15 – Charlotte is a neuroscience major from Charlotte, North Carolina. She began working in Dr. Fulcher’s Lab in the winter of her junior year and was the project manager for the Science of the Brain READY Program. Charlotte spent the summer of 2014 working in The Affect Cognition Lab under the direction of Dr. Johnson and in the fall of 2014 joined Dr. Whiting’s Cognition Lab. On campus, Charlotte served as the psychology chair for Women in Technology and Science. Charlotte now works in research as the lab technician in the Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory directed by Mark Smith, Ph.D. at Davidson College.

 Addie Healy ’16- Addie is a psychology major from Arlington, Virginia.

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