Lisa Damour

Lisa Damour

Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Lisa Damour, PhD has directed the Center for Research on Girls (CRG) since its inception in 2007.  She is committed to using the work of CRG to connect research on girls’ growth and development with the day-to-day practice of raising and educating girls.

After graduating with honors from Yale University, Damour received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan.  She is the recipient of training fellowships from the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy, and the Sadye Harwick Power Foundation.

Damour is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development.  Her book First Day to Final Grade: A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching (2000, 2006, 2011) – written with Dr. Anne Curzan - is used by universities nationwide to introduce instructors to college teaching.  Damour is also the co-author (with Dr. James Hansell) of Abnormal Psychology (2005, 2008), a textbook used at over 100 colleges.

Damour maintains a private psychotherapy practice and is a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University. She also serves on the board of the Eating Disorders Network.

Dr. Damour is available for on-site professional development and consulting.  Her expertise in a variety of areas enables her to tailor sessions to the specific needs of the client/school.

Please contact Dr. Damour to discuss CRG working more closely with your school.