About Us

Lesa Rae Vartanian, Ph.D.

Lesa Vartanian

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Social, social-cognitive, and identity development during adolescence, Self-consciousness, self-perception, and the development of self-concept, and Interpersonal relationships during adolescence and young adulthood.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Human Development II: Adolescence
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Death and Dying
  • Freshman Topics for Student Athletes

Highlights of Community Service

I serve as the Lead Academic Advisor for psychology majors, and as the advisor for Pre-Physical Therapy students who choose to major in Psychology. I am a member of the Department of Psychology's Student Affairs Committee and the Director of the 2004 Northeastern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair.