Megan "Megs" Carpenter is a Social Psychologist, who recently completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) in May, 2017. Megs is currently working as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound (UPS) in Tacoma, Washington. Her primary research interests include conditional mating strategies, gender norms, and the influence of power on sexual behaviors.
In her position at UPS, Megs teaches courses in both the Psychology Department and the Gender and Queer Studies Program. Most recently, she has taught courses on the Psychology of Human Sexuality, Social Psychology, and Introduction to Gender and Queer Studies. She has also developed two new courses during her time at UPS: a professional development workshop course for psychology students (developed in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Wood), and a course on gender non-conformity called "Gender Bending."