Cyndi Kernahan
Cyndi Kernahan

Cyndi Kernahan

Professor and Department Chair

Office: 151a Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3306



University of Missouri - Columbia, PhD (1999)
University of Missouri - Columbia, MS
University of Central Oklahoma, BS

Cyndi is a Social Psychologist and she teaches Social Psychology, the Psychology of Prejudice and Racism, Careers in Psychology, and Senior Seminar. As a specialist in the area of race and racism, Cyndi regularly conducts research (in collaboration with other faculty and students) examining the ways in which students learn and learn best with respect to this controversial topic. Cyndi has been honored with the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Research Award for 2006 and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award for 2008. In addition, she served as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in 2001 and a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar in 2009. Cyndi now co-directs the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program (UW System, Office of Professional and Instructional Development) in addition to her work as professor and chair of the Psychology department.