Faculty Profile

Megan Yost

Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (2006)

Contact Information


Kaufman Building Room 162


Professor Yost received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research examines the gendered nature of human sexuality from a social psychological perspective. She is interested in the ways in which traditional conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity impact sexuality, stigma surrounding sexual identities and diverse sexual practices, and power dynamics in sexual relationships (particularly within consensual sexual sadomasochism). She teaches interdisciplinary courses in Psychology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies on gender, sexuality, and qualitative research methods.


  • B.S., St. Lawrence University, 1998
  • M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2006

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

PSYC 202 Analysis of Psychological Data
Completion of both PSYC 201 and 202 fulfills the WID Requirement.

PSYC 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch