“The Impact of College Physical Sciences on Mental Rotation Ability” with Abigail S. Walters, Contessa Maggard, and Kelsie McMannen focuses on examining the correlation between physical science experience and the performance on select items from the Purdue Visualizations of Rotations Test (PVRT). Her second paper, "Sharing the Responsibility: Victim Blaming as a Function of Crime Type and Victim Behavior" with Maria Martinez ('23), Destiny Porter ('23), and Mackenzie Rosko ('22) focuses on examining the blame for a woman victim and a male perpetrator of a fictitious crime as a function of victim behavior.
Dr. Brownlow, a social psychologist, has been a professor in the psychology department at Catawba College since 1990. She earned her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She was awarded the Sink Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching in 2002, and she was also the Jefferson Pilot endowed professor from 2006-2008. She has also received the Tri-Delt Service Award, the Trustee Award for Outstanding Service to the college, and was named one of the “10 must-take professors in the Charlotte, NC, area.”
With over 35 scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals alongside students as co-authors, she has helped guide students in presenting over 110 research studies at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association.