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303 Landrum Bolling Center

Katharine Milar

Professor of Psychology


  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience


  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College

Selected Courses

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Sensation and Perception
  • History of Psychology


Kathy Milar teaches Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, and History of Psychology. She often publishes and presents on the history of psychology, and has served the American Psychological Association in its societies for the teaching of psychology, the history of psychology, and the psychology of women.

“I am the product of a liberal arts college education and I believe it is the best possible education for life,” Kathy says. “Although I am not religious, Earlham's Quaker identity is important to me as well. I think we do have a very special community here.”

Professional Memberships

Cheiron, International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Executive Officer 2008-2013

American Psychological Association

  • Division 26: Society for the History of Psychology, President, 2001-2002 [President-elect, 2000-01; Past President, 2002-03]
  • Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

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