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Ludo Scheffer

Ludo Scheffer, PhD

Teaching Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 105
Phone: 215.895.6140


  • PhD, Education & Human Development, University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Curriculum Vitae:

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


I have been a member of the faculty for the past 26 years. For the last 13 years I was the Undergraduate Graduate Program Director. As a Teaching Professor my main activities center around teaching classes and mentoring students. My focus in psychology is partly theoretical and partly applied.

Besides teaching core and elective courses for our undergraduate students, my main focus is examining the role of psychology in maintain inequality and injustice. Favorite courses are: Psychology of Hate, Psychology: Inequity & Injustice; and Community Psychology. I thrive in engaging students in complex questions that have relevance for academia and society. To that extent writing is one of my main tools to help students learn about the material and learn about themselves. When they connect the dots, and ‘get it’ you can see they ‘get it.’

From a governance perspective I have served in many roles at the university and was the first teaching professor who was elected by the full-time faculty of the university, to serve as Faculty Senate Chair. For all my work, scholarship and service I was awarded the Provosts’ Award of Excellence. Beside my academic role at Drexel I am also significantly involved in the community and community organizations, having been board member and Chair of Boards in a variety of domain, most recently in Education, and Civil Rights.