Department Chair:
Nancy Darling

Administrative Assistant:
Joan Gleason, Severance Hall Building Rep. Academic Year-Severance Hall room reservations email Summer-Severance Hall room reservations email

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8355
Fax: (440) 775-8356

Severance Hall
120 West Lorain
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Academic Year - Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Summer Hours June to August - Monday through Friday TBD

Meghan R. Morean

Meghan R. Morean

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Severance Hall 228A
(440) 775-8257

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:30 p.m. and by appointment.

Personal Web Site:

Meghan Morean

Meghan R. Morean

Educational Background

  • B.S. (Honors) in Psychology, Brown University, 2004 Magna Cum Laude
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Yale University, 2008
  • M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, Yale University, 2009
  • Certificate in College Teaching Preparation, Yale University, 2011
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Yale University, 2011

Globally, my program of research focuses on the causes and consequences of substance use, with foci on alcohol and tobacco use. I currently have two lines of research. My first line of research focuses on improving our understanding of the environmental, cognitive, and physiological factors that confer risk for initiating alcohol use at an early age, quickly progressing to heavy drinking, and experiencing alcohol-related problems during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Specifically, I am interested in how the effects of alcohol individuals anticipate experiencing as a result of drinking (i.e., alcohol expectancies), the actual profile of effects they experience during a drinking episode (i.e., subjective experience), and their past experiences of positive and negative drinking consequences impact drinking related behavior. My second line of research focusses on the use of tobacco products. Specifically, I am interested in developing effective smoking cessation interventions, with a focus on novel approaches to implementation. I also study the use of modified risk tobacco products, especially portable electronic vaporizing devices like electronic cigarettes/vape pens.