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February 21, 2020

By Ashley Swank, Emerging Media '20

Meet Dr. Stephanie Gray Wilson, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Provost of Experiential Learning

Dr. Stephanie Gray Wilson is a Professor of Psychology and the Assistant Provost of Experiential Learning: Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship.

How many years have you been at Capital?
This is my 11th year at Capital.

What is your favorite place/building/room at Capital and why?
I like my office in the CMC because the building is always busy with students, faculty, and staff. When the weather is nice, I like the fountains for the same reason.

What was a career-defining moment for you?
I resigned from my tenured position at Seton Hall University in 1998 to move to Columbus, OH to be closer to family and the part of the country that my husband and I consider home. Although my career path has not been straight, I have never regretted the decision to move to Columbus and am grateful that this decision eventually led me to Capital.

Do you have a favorite comfort food or restaurant?
I will eat potatoes in any form for any meal. My mashed potatoes are “famous”, at least within my own family. I do not have a single favorite restaurant, but one of my favorite activities is spending a leisurely meal with my family while on vacation in a new city.

What is your favorite TV show/movie?
Right now, my favorite TV show is “This is Us”. I really like going to movies, but cannot pick a favorite. My favorite book choice is much easier: A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving.

Do you have a favorite music genre or artist?
I like many kinds of music, but my favorites are folk and alternative country. My favorite artists are Brandi Carlisle and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Do you have any pets?
I have a 4-year-old dog named Zibby. She is a Whoodle (Wheaton terrier and poodle mix).

What inspires or motivates you?
I am motivated by challenge and inspired by people who, despite very significant challenges, find personal success.