Cécile Lardon, Ph.D.
Department Chair & Professor of Psychology
Fall 2017 Office Hours
Tuesdays 12-1pm, Thursdays 530-630pm, Fridays 11-1pm (online only) & by appointment
Office: 706C Gruening Building
If unable to reach Dr. Lardon, you can call the Department of Psychology direct.
I am originally from Germany, but have lived in the U.S. since 1985. After almost 15 years in Chicago, I was ready for a new adventure. I came to join the faculty in the psychology department at UAF in the fall of 1999. I received my B.A. in psychology from DePaul University in 1989 and my Ph.D. in community, organizational, and social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999.
I enjoy teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. In the undergraduate program I teach community psychology, research methods, industrial/organizational psychology, and psychology of women. My graduate courses include program evaluation and community consultation and the community psychology across cultures course. I am particularly excited about meeting students from all walks of life and from different cultural backgrounds in my classes and working with me on research projects - there is so much to learn from people who have had different life experiences, or have a different perspective on many of the issues affecting us.
My research has focused on community leadership, community and organizational development and change, organizational culture, and health promotion. Currently, I am a researcher at the Center for Alaska Health Research (CANHR) (http://www.alaska.edu/canhr/). My research takes place in a Yup’ik community southwest of Bethel. I have been working with members of this community for several years to develop a model for health promotion that can be used in other communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region and in other regions of Alaska. The project is called PICIRYARATGGUN CALRITLLERKAQ (Healthy Living Through A Healthy Lifestyle). It focuses on increasing the consumption of traditional Native foods, increasing physical activity, and decreasing stress. The project is now in its 4th year and has just been funded by the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute until 2009.