Undergraduate Office Staff

Katherine Powers, PhD, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Katie works closely with the Director of Undergraduate Studies on decisions regarding the undergraduate program and curriculum and supports the Director of Undergraduate Studies at meetings outside the department. Katie implements and evaluates the Psychology undergraduate program and assists in integrating local and college-wide initiatives and changes. She is also responsible for faculty orientation and can provide information about department policies and procedures to new and adjunct faculty. Katie can provide advising to all undergraduate students, but has primary responsibility for advising about study abroad, the MBB track in Psychology, the secondary field, and interdisciplinary work that includes psychology coursework or research (including via applied math, history of science, one of the other Life Science concentrations or as a special concentration). Katie is available by appointment.

Contact Katie at kpowers@fas.harvard.edu.

Andrea Lynch, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Andrea works closely with the Director of Undergraduate Studies on all matters concerning the concentration advising program. She is a resource for information on the university curricular structure, the Psychology concentration, and secondary fields. She can provide advice about requirements, tracks, research opportunities, and progress toward graduation. In addition, she works with the faculty to implement the faculty dinner program. Andrea is available during drop-in advising hours and by appointment.

Contact Andrea at andrea_lynch@fas.harvard.edu.

Jay Fondin, Staff Assistant

Jay supports the general operations of the Department‘s undergraduate program, providing students, staff, faculty, and the public with information about the concentration. He can make specific departmental referrals, and he helps maintain the Psychology Undergraduate Website, collects student petitions and applications, and coordinates Tutorial grade collection and reporting. Jay can be found in the Undergraduate Office from Monday to Thursday.

Contact Jay at jmfondin@fas.harvard.edu.

Garth Coombs, PhD, Junior & Senior Thesis Tutorial Instructor

Garth teaches the thesis tutorial courses for Psychology concentrators, PSY 985 and PSY 991. Students at any stage can also meet with Garth if they are considering writing a thesis and would like more information about the thesis process, if a thesis fits with their goals, and how to get started. He is available by appointment.

Contact Garth at garthcoombs@fas.harvard.edu.