Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Blum grew up in Colorado and earned her bachelor's degree with a double-major in English and Psychology at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., in 1985. She earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at The Ohio State University in 1994. She began teaching at Stetson University in 1991. Her research areas are Decision Making under Risk, Metacognition, Assessment, and the Teaching of Psychology. She and the other Dr. Blum (Anthony, also in Psychology) have two children, Val and Maggie, a guinea pig and a snake. She teaches Cognitive Psychology, Memory in Everyday Life, Research Methods, Senior Research, and Human Sexuality. Among her Top 10 favorite things are: Working with undergraduate researchers, ringing handbells, analyzing assessment data, playing mindless games on Facebook, taking students to conferences, shopping with her daughter, writing about research, watching crime-solving shows, reading about teaching and learning, and laughing with (or at) her family and friends.
- B.A., Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS), 1985
- M.A., The Ohio State University, 1988
- Ph.D, The Ohio State University, 1994
- Decision Making under Risk, Metacognition, General Education Assessment, and the Teaching of Psychology.
- Cognitive Psychology
- Memory in Everyday Life
- Research Methods
- Senior Research
- Human Sexuality