Dr. Sue Gerrity came to Manhattanville’s Psychology Department in 1982. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Mills College in 1976, her M.S. in Child Development from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1977, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1981.
Dr. Gerrity’s interests are in the real world application of research data and theory. This interest in applying research evidence to real people’s situations springs from her work with child and adolescent juvenile offenders, infants and toddlers in day care, and children who are hospitalized or have chronic medical conditions, children and adolescents whose families are distressed, and children of migrant or undocumented workers. She continues to work in both the academic world and the community settings where children and adolescents live their lives.