Pamela Thacher


M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

I attended the University of Connecticut, where I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 1993 and 1995 I earned the Master of Arts and my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, also at UConn.

I completed an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in 1997 at Brown University in Providence, RI, at the E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory. I also had a private practice, seeing sleep and anxiety patients at Rhode Island Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry, where I worked as a  staff psychologist before moving into a teaching position. I currently hold a license in clinical psychology in the state of New York.

I came to St. Lawrence University in 2001.  I earned tenure in 2007, and currently teach Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychopathology of Adolescence, The Science of Sleep: Seminar for First Year Students, and Introduction to Clinical Psychology. My research interests include investigations about sleep and insomnia, particularly in areas that overlap with anxiety, the factors that worsen sleep, and sleep deprivation generally - especially self-induced sleep deprivation. 

I’ve published articles recently in Sleep, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Chronobiology International, and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. I've just completed a longitudinal project with many current (and even former!) students, examining the effects of a delayed school start time at Glens Falls, NY. 


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