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Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Issue 7

The following is the letter from the chair that appeared in the Fall 2007 edition of Psychology Now

Letter from the Chair
Greetings from Laramie! After seven years of service as chair of the Psychology Department, Narina Nunez has stepped down and is enjoying being a regular faculty member again. I will be doing my best to follow in her footsteps. Although I've been a faculty member here for five years, I realize that most of you do not know me. I look forward to meeting many of you over the next few years. Here's a little bit about me.

I'm originally from a small town in Michigan and had my first experience with the school colors of Brown and Gold as an undergrad at Western Michigan University. I went to graduate school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, completed a postdoc at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and was a faculty member for five years at Binghamton University in upstate New York before moving to Laramie in 2002. I am a clinical psychologist and my research is on interpersonal and behavioral processes in mood variation and depression.

At the beginning of every semester, I always introduce myself to new classes as Dr. Pepper, just like the soft drink. It's fun to have a name that's a registered trade mark, as at least people are likely to remember it. Well, last week I got a call from the Fox Business News Channel. Two delivery workers, one from Pepsi and one from Coke, got into a fist fight in a Walmart parking lot. They thought it would be fun to consult with Dr. Pepper on this incident! You can check out the interview on YouTube at

Dr. Carolyn Pepper
Associate Professor and Chair

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