Katherine Van Allen is an assistant professor of psychology at Campbell. She has the exciting job of being a “shared” faculty member, which means that she get to teach at Main Campus as well as at the extended campuses and online. Additionally, she is the online advisor for Campbell’s new online psychology degree program. She spent most of her life in New Mexico and Virginia. She attended college at both James Madison University and George Mason University in VA, and received her Master’s and PhD in social psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is interested in a broad range of research topics in social, cognitive, and health psychology. Some specific areas of interest include cognitive aspects of creativity and decision-making as well as stereotype threat. She is also interested in health perceptions, health disparities, and health promotion in underrepresented groups. Currently, she lives in Fuquay Varina with her husband, Brian, and three children—Mason, Paisley, and Piper. As a family, they enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys gardening, crafting, and taking her kids to the park.