Faculty & Staff

Sarah Starling, Ph.D.

Dr. Sarah Starling , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology Program
Tucker House 105
6102821100 ext. 1781


Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester.
M.A. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
B.A. in Psychology and Music, Amherst College


After finishing her Ph.D. in 2012, Dr. Starling taught undergraduate courses in psychology at the Pennsylvania State University at Hazleton. Her dissertation explored probability learning in preschoolers and adults. This research focused on the different ways in which children and adults respond to, and learn from, inconsistent information in their environment. Other areas of research during her graduate work included atypical language representation in the brains of epilepsy patients, auditory statistical learning brain localization, and cross-modal pitch and location representation in infancy. Dr. Starling currently serves as faculty advisor to the DeSales Psychology Club.


Research interests: Probability Learning, Music Cognition, Statistical Learning , Cross-Modal Perception, Language Acquisition


Courses Taught at DeSales: Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, Language Acquisition, and Cognition