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Rebecca Luenser


Rebecca Slagle Luenser teaches introductory psychology, developmental psychology, and research methods.

Slagle Luenser is a research psychologist interested in how positive psychological concepts like hope and belonging intersect with student identities to impact the academic experience. Most recently, she has completed a graduate fellowship at the University of South Alabama, where her thesis focused on how a sense of belonging impacts STEM identity development in first-generation college students.

Having previously served as a student representative for the Western Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association, Slagle Luenser is passionate about encouraging undergraduate engagement in the greater professional community. She maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the APA and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

She received associate degrees in psychology, sociology, and child and adolescent development from Cuesta Community College, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California Polytechnic State University, and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of South Alabama.