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Psychology

Nancy Donohue-Berthiaume, MA

Professor Donohue-Berthiaume received her B.A. and M.A. Degrees from Anna Maria College.

Nancy's areas of expertise include both Psychology and Sociology.  As an undergraduate student Nancy defined her life's purpose as the eradication of inequalities.  After graduating from college she began working in the area of public housing.  There, she experienced life through the eyes and hearts of low income single parents, disabled men and women, homeless people, people living in condemned buildings, the elderly, and children whose life experience was limited due to their life circumstances.  She worked day and night attempting to improve the living conditions and better the lives of the public housing residents. The work was never done and just as one family's situation was resolved several others would arise.  After finishing graduate school, Professor Donohue-Berthiaume had the opportunity to teach at Quinsigamond.  While teaching, it occurred to her that she could effect greater changes and support more life improvements by creating learning opportunities in which students could develop confidence in themselves as learners, and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for self-improvement.

Nancy teaches Introductory Psychology (PSY 101), Principles of Sociology (SOC 101), Psychology of Interpersonal Relations (PSY 118), Social Problems and Social Change (SOC 111), and Honors courses in both Psychology and Sociology.