Dr. Susan Larson
Chair, Division of Sciences and Mathematics
Susan Larson (BA, Univ. of Manitoba; PhD, McMaster University) joined the faculty at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1998. She is a Professor and she is currently the Chair of the Division of Sciences and Mathematics. Between 2009 and 2016 she served as College's first Director of Undergraduate Research and Student Scholarship.
Larson teaches a variety of psychology and neuroscience classes and engages students in undergraduate research through course-embedded research experiences in her Research Methods and Learning and Behavior course. She also supervises students in her laboratory on research projects that include the investigation of behavioral and cognitive changes associated with immune system activation and analysis of variables affecting motor learning.
Larson is a Councilor with the Council on Undergraduate Research and in 2016-2017 serves as the president of this national organization, whose mission is "to support and promote high quality student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship." In the fall of 2008, Larson was the recipient of the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Scholarship award at Concordia College.
|Articles & Chapters|
|2015||Larson, S. J. (June, 2015). Assessment Vignette: Using student learning agreements in undergraduate research program assessment. CUR Quarterly, 35, 47.|
|2014||Ingebretson, A., Sjoberg, L. & Larson, S.J. (Spring, 2014). An undergraduate research experience: From Research Methods to the institutional repository. Perspectives on undergraduate research and mentoring.|
|2012||Rowlett, R., Blockus, L., Larson S., (April 2012). Characteristics of excellence in undergraduate research. In Hensel, N. (ed.) Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.|
|2012||Meeks, A. & Larson S.J. (2012; e-pub, Oct. 2011). Evaluation of chronic fatigue in lupus-prone mice: Preliminary assessments. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 100, 392-397.|
|Conferences & Presentations|
|2016||Larson, S. Leraas, B., & Kippen, N. (October, 2016). Gender, classroom environment, and student participation. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.|
|2016||Maroney, Q., Harn, H., & Freeberg, E. (June 2016). Utilizing undergraduates to assess and share undergraduate research outcomes. Poster presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research Biennial Conference, Tampa FL.|
|2014||Happel, K.F.J, Klein-Randall, K., & Larson, S.J. (June, 2014). Effects of running wheel pre-exposure on subsequent performance on three motor tasks. Poster presented at the 23rd International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.|
|2014||Shiue, L., Quinlan, C., Quincer, E., Larson S., Reber, J. & Strand, K. (June, 2014). Time course analysis of behavioral heterogeneity in MRL/MpJ lupus-prone and control mice. Poster presented at the 23rd International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.|
|2013||Larson, S.J. & Ibrahim, M. (October, 2013). Assessment of undergraduate research at a private liberal arts college. Poster presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting. Raleigh, NC.|
|2013||Blockus, L. & Larson, S.J. (January 2013). CUR’s Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research: A guide for discussing and planning campus initiatives and best practices. Oral presentation at the AAC&U Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.|