Erin Colbert-White

Erin Colbert-White

Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology, and Director, Faculty Development Center

I joined the University of Puget Sound faculty in the summer of 2013 as an assistant professor in psychology. As a comparative psychologist, my areas of interest and research lie in nonhuman animal behavior. I have worked with a variety of species, including bottlenose dolphins, capuchin monkeys, and Harris’ hawks. Both my master’s thesis and my dissertation explored an African Grey parrot’s use of speech to regulate and manipulate her social relationship with her owner. Please visit my personal website ( to learn more!

BS Denison University 2007
MS University of Georgia 2009
PhD University of Georgia 2013
Learning & Behavior PSYC 311-A Spring 2024
Psyc Senior Capstone PSYC 401-B Fall 2024

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