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Sherri P. Pataki

Associate Professor

Psychology Faculty

Program Coordinator for:

  • International Studies

(724) 946-7361

Campus Location:
   Hoyt Science Resources Center
Mailbox: 110

About Me

Dr. Sherri Pataki received her PhD in social psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.  She received a B.S. from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.    

Dr. Pataki joined the faculty of Westminster College as a Visiting Professor of Psychology in 2004.   In 2006, she was promoted to Assistant Professor of Psychology and coordinator of the Peace Studies Program.   In 2012, she was promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology.  She currently teaches:  Psychology of Prejudice, Psychology of Women, Personality, Research Methods and Analysis, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Peace Studies, Introduction to the Liberal Arts, an Advanced Peace Studies Seminar, and Senior Studies Research Seminars.

Dr. Pataki is the 2007 recipient of the Mary Roth Walsh Teaching the Psychology of Women Award presented by Division 35 of the American Psychological Association for curricular innovation related to diversity.


Pataki, S.P. & Mackenzie, S.A. (in press).  Modeling social activism and teaching about violence against women through theatre education.  Psychology of Women Quarterly. 

Pataki, S.P., Abbas, R., & Ryan, C. (2012).  Gender roles and empowering women.  Roundtable presented at the 4th Annual International Faculty Workshop at Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel.

Pataki, S.P. & Mackenzie, S.A. (2012).  Using theatre to promote global awareness of violence against women: The “Performing Peace” cluster course at Westminster College.  Presented at the Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists, San Antionio, TX.