Natasha D.  Otto

Psychology Lecturer


Natasha Otto

Professor Otto is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology.  Professor Otto joined the Morgan State University faculty in 2003.  She earned her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology from Andrews University and a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from Oakwood University.   She has also served as Program Coordinator of the National Institutes of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research Program (NIMH-COR). Professor Otto’s research interest focuses on parenting and parent-child relationships, Social Development in childhood, Racial identity, and Health Disparities.

Professor Otto is a member of several divisions of the American Psychological Association. She serves as co-advisor of Psi Chi National honor society and is also a member of the Instructional Resource Award committee and the Society for Teaching Psychology. At present, she also serves as Project Coordinator for a Demonstration Grant sponsored funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Vulnerable Populations in Baltimore, City, Maryland.


Area of Specialization: Child Development, Human Development, Human Sexuality


Courses Taught: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of the Exceptional Child, Psychology of Death & Dying, Theories of Personality, Honors Colloquium, Topics in Mental Health Research, Freshman Orientation

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