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Brenda Lederach

My primary interest is in Environmental Psychology where I have researched methods of promoting environmentally responsible behaviors.

Brenda Lederach, M.S. received her B.S. in Psychology from University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. and her M.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from Virginia Tech University. Her primary interest at the graduate level was in Environmental Psychology where she researched methods of promoting environmentally responsible behaviors. Ms. Lederach worked as a clinical psychologist in several positions in community behavioral healthcare and with the public education system before becoming an instructor of Psychology.

She has worked primarily with children, adolescents, young adults and families and also with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Ms. Lederach taught as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Gwynedd-Mercy College from 2006 to 2011. She has worked as a Visiting Instructor at Ursinus College since 2007 teaching Introduction to Psychology, Educational Psychology, Diversity of Learners, Human Sexuality, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Lifespan Development, Personality Psychology, Psychology and the Law, Environmental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.




  • B.S., University of South Florida
  • M.S.,Virginia Tech


Environmental Psychology

Human Sexuality

Psychology and Law

Lifespan Development

Abnormal Psychology

Recent Work

Professor Lederach has been a member of the Diversity Action Resource Team DART since its beginning in 2019. Prior to that she was a trainer and mentor to the Peer Advocate program from its beginning in 2011 until 2018. She has served as advisor/mentor for Psychology and Neuroscience Internships, Psychology Club, U-Imagine, and SPINT. She was the Coordinator of Pause for Paws. She is also an ALLY.