Profiles

Ciarán O’Keeffe

Class of 1994
Major/Minor: Double Major in Psychology and Music

Waking up my first morning at Washington College, feeling jet-lagged, alone, and scared, I was met by Dean Ed Maxcy and some other International students, looked across the green and instantly felt I belonged.

How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?

My Liberal arts education ensured I had a thorough firm grounding in all areas of Psychology and Music to enable me to seek employment in either area. Also classes in Physics, Astronomy, Literature, and Politics have given me a true multi-disciplinary approach to my teaching and research.  

Who was your favorite faculty member? Story?

Professor Spilich and all Psychology staff - inspirational in their motivation and enthusiasm. Also, they allowed me the flexibility to do a Parapsychology-themed dissertation. It started the path to where I am today.

Professors Garry Clarke and Kathy Mills and the Parcells for being understanding about me wanting to play the piano AND play rugby!

What is your favorite Washington College memory?

Waking up my first morning at Washington College, feeling jet-lagged, alone, and scared. I was met by Dean Ed Maxcy and some other International students, looked across the green and instantly felt I belonged.

Also, scoring the winning try in the WAC Rugby Tournament against former cup holders, Salisbury!

Campus Involvement
  • International Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Dale Adams Heritage Club
  • Debating Society
  • Rugby Club.
Graduate School

University of Liverpool - MSc. Investigative Psychology