People Laura Wadlington Laura Wadlington Chair of Psychology & Professor B.A. Meredith College, M.S. University of Georgia, Ph.D. University of Tennessee Dr. Laura Wadlington is a Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider, who has experience in mental health, school psychology and private practice. She teaches in the areas of human development and abnormal psychology. Her research interests are multiple intelligences, optimism and self-efficacy. Dr. Wadlington also serves as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Dean of the School of Social Sciences. She enjoys hiking, smooth water kayaking, and singing with several groups.