Philip Dunwoody joined the Juniata College faculty as assistant professor of psychology in 2004 directly from the faculty of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he worked as a visiting assistant professor from 2003 to 2004. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2015 to Professor. While at Juniata College, he as served as the Director of the Lakso Center for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, the Director of Assessment and the Director of General Education. He currently serves as Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness.
Dunwoody earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1994 from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, in Pomona, N.J. He went on to earn a master's degree in 1998 and a doctoral degree in 2000, both in cognitive and experimental psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
He has published in numerous journals with expertise in judgment and decision making, political psychology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His main research focus is understanding how authoritarianism and perceptions of threat influence prejudice and antidemocratic norms. He teaches regular classes on cognition, moral judgment, research methods, and prejudice. To promote wellbeing in our community, he also teaches Tai Chi and mindfulness meditation.