Department of Psychology

Thomas Pusateri

Associate Director, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, CETL
Professor of Psychology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
CETL (House 3211), Room 5400
Phone: 470-578-6410


Tom Pusateri is a recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Professional Service Award from Kennesaw State University and the 2012 Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Tom received his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 1984. From 1984 through 2003, he taught at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, where he attained the rank of Professor. While at Loras College, he served as Chair of the Psychology Department, Assessment Director, and founding member of the Steering Committee for the annual Iowa Teachers of Psychology workshop. From 2003 through 2006, he served as Assessment Director at Florida Atlantic University, where he received the 2005 President's Leadership Award for administrative service to the institution. In 2006, he was appointed Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Kennesaw State University. On behalf of KSU, he submitted successful applications for the 2008 Council of Higher Education Accreditation's Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes and NAFSA's 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. From 2000 through 2007, he served as the first Executive Director of APA Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology, STP) and received recognition in 2007 from the STP President for "sustained significant contributions to the Society." He was recently elected Secretary of STP and will begin his term in January 2015. Tom has numerous presentations and publications related to teaching pedagogy and assessment. He is an external consultant for the STP Undergraduate Departmental Consulting Service and he regularly participates as a Faculty Consultant for the College Board's Advanced Placement Psychology Test.