Dr. Dennis Poepsel joined Daemen College in 2015 as an assistant professor of psychology. His primary interest is in teaching undergraduates about psychology and introducing them to what this science has to offer. Over the years, the most satisfying aspect of his career has been mentoring students in research projects.
Poepsel’s research focuses on social psychology, particularly in the area of prosocial and helping behavior. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored a chapter on helping behavior, and recently made a submission to an upcoming encyclopedia on war.
Poepsel earned a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from William Jewell College.
Outside of Daemen, Poepsel enjoys spending time with his dog Priya, running, going to the movies, and traveling.