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

  Catherine Simpson, ’18 – Catherine is a senior from Richmond, Virginia, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing. Catherine has 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. In Buena Vista, she works part-time for Compass Counseling as a behavior support clinician for children with autism. Catherine hopes to eventually earn her PhD and become a clinical psychologist, and she’s interested in continuing to research STEM interest in girls.


 M. Davis Straske, ’19 – Davis is a junior 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, and currently serves as the lab’s pre-school liaison. On campus, Davis dances with and is the Communications Chair for the W&L Dance Repertory Company. Additionally, she is involved with Panhellenic Council, FeelGood, and the Fancy Dress Steering Committee. After college, Davis hopes to earn a PhD in developmental psychology and focus her research on doll play in school-age children.


  Evan Kueffner, ’18 – Evan is a senior from Jackson, Michigan, and the lab’s Data Coordinator. In addition to pursuing a B.A. in Psychology, he is a manager for the varsity Wrestling team, a statistics course teacher’s assistant, a work-study student for the Athletic Department, and waits tables at a local restaurant. Evan joined Dr. Fulcher’s lab in the fall of his junior year. Upon graduation, Evan plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.


  Catherine Peabody, ’19 – Catherine is a junior 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 joined the lab 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 americorps and pursue a graduate degree in social justice.


Marie Baldwin, ’19 – Marie is a junior from Dallas, Texas. She 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 student DJ for the campus radio station, 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.

Hailey Glick, ’19 – Hailey is a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Poverty Studies. She joined the lab in the fall of her junior year. On campus, Hailey serves as the Social Action Chair on the Hillel Student Board and is a member of the University Singers. After graduation, she hopes to earn her MS and become a social worker.

Graduates of the Lab

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.



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.





Eliza Parrott, ’14 – Eliza is from Roanoke, VA and majored in Psychology. Eliza is working for an insurance company in Richmond, VA.


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.



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. Addie is currently working at Georgetown Prep Centers and anticipating graduate school in the near future.



Nelson Helm, ’17 – Nelson is from Salem, VA and was a psychology and journalism double major. Nelson is currently taking a gap year, pursuing journalism in Atlanta, before heading back to school to get his PhD in Developmental Psychology.


Darby Lundquist, ’17 – Darby is a psychology major from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Currently, Darby is working in New York at Camp Ramapo. During the summer, she leads ropes courses for kids with disabilities. During the school year, she will live with a young adult with special needs to help them learn skills to live independently. On the weekends, Darby leads retreats with Camp Ramapo for inner-city school children. After her time in New York, she hopes to get a Masters of Psy.D in clinical psychology to work with children with disabilities.



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