Sonya Lawson Hutchinson

Chair, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

214 Education Building
(205) 247-8008


Sonya Lawson Hutchinson is originally from Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology. She has a M.S. in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery. She also has a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama. She has been at Stillman for 12 years. She is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department. She teaches classes in psychology
and has been in higher education for 12 years.

Research Interests

Stress levels of African-American college students


Spelman College – B.A. - Psychology
Auburn University at Montgomery – M.S. Psychology
University of Alabama – M.A. and Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology


Recipient of the Joseph A. Gore Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006-2007)
Recipient of UNCF/FAPT Mini-grant award for Improving Learning Through the Use of Visual Technology in the Classroom (2005)
Recipient of UNCF/FAPT Mini-grant award for Integrating Reading, Writing, & Technology in Teaching Psychology (2004)

Courses Currently Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Clinical Assessment

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