Laura Metz Crothers, '94

B.A. in Psychology

How did the tuition cost of Grove City College compare to the other schools you considered during your college selection?
Grove City College was, by far, the most affordable college of the colleges and universities I considered attending.
How was your faith strengthened and perhaps even challenged during your time at Grove City College?
One of the most meaningful experiences of my time at Grove City College was the willingness of the professors and the students of the College to be earnest and thoughtful in offering and considering diverse perspectives.
How would you describe the level of academics you experienced during your time here?
The academic experiences I had while I was a student at Grove City College prepared me to be successful in graduate school and in my career.
What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
The relationships between the faculty and students are really indescribable but combine the best of a warm, personal connection with pushing you to perform academically beyond what you believed you could do.
What was your favorite aspect of Grove City College?
My favorite part of my experience at Grove City College was the friendships I made while a student. They are among the most important relationships of my life.
Describe your experience with residence life, particularly freshman year.
I wasn’t sure what to expect in living with my classmates in the residence halls, but it was a great experience. I was paired with two roommates in a triple room, and we got along so well that we roomed together for the following three years! We remain friends, even now.
Tell us a little about your career path since graduation.

Following graduation from Grove City College, I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I completed the requirements for a doctorate in school psychology with an emphasis in family-school relations.

For several years I was an assistant professor at Slippery Rock University and worked as a school psychologist for a school district in Western Pennsylvania. I am currently a professor of school psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and am director of their school psychology program.

My research interests are in the areas of childhood bullying, particularly in females and in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, and in school-based consultation. I have had the opportunity to write about these topics in several books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles. I am also a member of the national Association for School Psychologists, am on the editorial board of the Trainers' Forum, and provide ad hoc reviews for numerous journals.


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