Susan Larson (B.A., University of Manitoba; Ph.D., 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 an animal laboratory on research projects including the investigation of behavioral and cognitive changes associated with immune system activation and assessments of motor learning in rats. Recent Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects conducted with student co-inquirers include a study investigating gender and student participation in the classroom and evaluation of
Larson served as a Councilor in the Psychology Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) from 2003-2018 and president of CUR from 2016-2017. She was a co-author of CUR's "Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research," published in April 2012 and she regularly serves as a facilitator for CUR institutes. In the fall of 2008, Larson was the recipient of the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Scholarship award at Concordia College.