Donald Saucier

Associate Professor, Psychology Sciences

Dr. Saucier is featured in ACUE’s module: Promoting a Civil Learning Environment.

Saucier is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, at Kansas State University. He was recently named a Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 9 of the American Psychological Association).

In the Department of Psychological Sciences, Saucier is the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee, and Co-director for the Teaching Apprenticeship program. His teaching philosophy focuses on maximizing the levels of both teacher and student engagement in the classroom and he has taught a broad range of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, from large sections of General Psychology to small classes in Advanced Psychological Research Methods.

Saucier’s numerous awards and honors include the Putting Students First Award for Outstanding Service to Students, the University Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research, the William L. Stamey Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

Saucier earned his BA in Psychology and Classical Civilization from Colby College. He holds an MA and a PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Vermont.