Debra Oswald, Ph.D.

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Debra Oswald, Ph.D.Marquette University

Cramer Hall, 328G

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3720



Dr. Oswald completed her doctoral work in Social Psychology at Saint Louis University and a postdoctoral fellowship in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Oswald teaches Psychology of Gender, Psychology of Prejudice, and Social Psychology. Her research applies social psychological theories to a wide variety of topics.

Research Lab: Applied Social Psychology


Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2001

Courses Taught

Dr. Oswald currently teaches Psychology of Gender, Psychology of Prejudice, and Social Psychology.

Research Interests

Dr. Oswald applies social psychology theories to understand a number of social issues ranging from stereotyping, prejudice, and relationships. Currently, her primary research interest focuses on gender issues and how women’s’ experience with sexism is related to their wellbeing and life choices.

Dr. Oswald frequently works with graduate students who are interested in applying social psychology theories to a variety of social issues. Undergraduate students also frequently work as research assistants in Dr. Oswald’s lab. If you are interested in working as a research assistant please send Dr. Oswald an e-mail.

Please note Dr. Oswald will be reviewing graduate applications for admittance in fall of 2025.

Selected Publications


To see updated list of publications please go to ‪Debra Oswald - ‪Google Scholar.

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Department of Psychology
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604 N. 16th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7218

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