Dr. Sleigh is a professor in the Department of Psychology
at Winthrop. She received her doctorate in developmental psychology from
Virginia Tech in 1996 and did a postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University.
She directed the Psychology Honors Program at George Mason University prior to
joining the faculty at Winthrop in 2003.
Sleigh has taught a range of classes but most regularly
Research Methods, Biopsychology, and Learning. Her research interests focus on
neonatal development, teaching effectiveness, and helping undergraduates gain
research experience. She has reviewed for and published in referred journals
such as Teaching of Psychology, Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research,
Developmental Psychobiology, and Journal of Comparative Psychology. Sleigh
currently serves as the Psi Chi Southeastern Vice-President and the Associate
Editor of the Journal of Psychological Inquiry.
Sleigh received the 2008 College of Arts and Sciences
(CAS) Outstanding Advisor Award and the 2010 Psi Chi Regional Faculty Advisor
Award. In 2011, she received the Southeastern Psychological Association Mentor
Award, the Florence Denmark Psi Chi Faculty Award, and the Kinard Teaching
Award. Most recently, she was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Kendra
Ogletree Cusaac Outstanding Psychology Professor from the South Carolina
Psychological Association and the CAS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Her
student collaborators have won numerous regional and national awards for their