Department Chair:
F. Stephan Mayer

Administrative Assistant:
Joan Gleason

Department Email:

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


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 - TBD

Paul Thibodeau

Paul Thibodeau

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Severance 213
(440) 775-5152

Personal Office Hours:
By appointment.

Personal Web Site:

Paul Thibodeau

Paul Thibodeau

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 2012

I am a cognitive psychologist interested in language. I teach Cognitive Psychology, Advanced Methods in Cognitive Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and a seminar on Language and Thought. My lab investigates some of the ways that language influences cognition. One of our primary interests in in how people process metaphors and use metaphors to think.