Cindy J. Lahar, PhD


Cindy J. Lahar, PhD    

Professor of Psychology
Program Coordinator of Psychology
Director of Research

Library Room 262
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8342
Cindy J. Lahar, Ph.D.

I am a Professor of Psychology and Program Coordinator for Psychology and also serve as the Director of Research here at USCB. Since receiving my PhD in psychology from Brandeis University I have taught at universities in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, and Cambodia. I was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2004, and continue to explore my interest in best practices for teaching in online, hybrid, traditional and hyflex classes. I have received two Fulbright Scholar awards to do research and teach in Cambodia (2004 and 2006) and continue to consult with the Psychology Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Recently I have also taught at Vietnam National University in Hanoi in their first PhD program in Clinical Psychology. At USCB I teach a variety of psychology courses, and especially enjoy teaching Introduction to Psychology, Biological Psychology, Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Aging while investigating new ways to motivate my students for classroom success.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in Psychology. Brandeis University 1992

MA in Psychology. Brandeis University 1988

BA in Psychology. University of North Carolina Charlotte 1984

  • PSYC B101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC B200 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC B202 Statistics Lab in Psychology
  • PSYC B321 Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC B328 Psychology of Aging
  • PSYC B361 Biological Psychology
  • PSYC B380 Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC B399 Independent Study
  • PSYC B409 Positive Psychology
  • PSYC B415 Community Psychology
  • PSYC B465 Health Psychology
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Cambodian Mental Health
  • Cognitive Aging
  • Qualitative Research Methods