Theresa RuffnerOffice

Uhler Hall, Room 215

216 Academic Building, IUP Punxsutawney

Office Phone




Spring 2020 Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
  • Other hours by appointment

Punxsutawney Regional Campus

How I became Interested in Psychology

I became interested in psychology as an undergraduate after taking an introductory course and then working as a volunteer at a crisis center.

Areas of Interest

The development and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children, service learning with college students, and the link between spirituality and psychology

Current Research and Professional Projects

The majority of my research is in the scholarship of teaching; particularly the role of active learning in the classroom and evaluating the effects of service learning in a first year experience program.


MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Psychology

Completed doctoral coursework in Psychology from IUP


Licensed in Pennsylvania for the Independent Practice of Psychology (since 1994)

Courses Taught

General Psychology