Susan Roth, who came to Duke in 1973 as an assistant professor, is vice provost for interdisciplinary studies and professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She served as chair of the department from 1999-2002, then worked as special assistant in both the president’s and provost’s offices prior to becoming dean of the social sciences in Arts and Sciences from 2004-06.
The New York City native’s scholarly publications have focused on the process of coping with traumatic life events. She is known for her studies of sexually victimized women, and has served as president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Roth graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, in 1970. She attended graduate school in psychology at Northwestern University, receiving her Ph.D. in 1973.
She has been the recipient of the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching award, and has served as dissertation advisor for 26 Ph.D. recipients in psychology.