Theresa Ruffner

  • 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