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Saskia Boggs

Assistant Professor,

Saskia Boggs is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She joined the Wilmington College faculty in 2020. Her training lies in developmental psychology, and her primary area of research is at the intersection of developmental and community psychology; with a focus on minority adolescent identity development within school and neighborhood contexts. She has a passion both for complicated statistical analyses and for translational science literacy. She is an active member of both the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research on Adolescence, and has published and co-authored a number of book chapters and research articles on the topic of diversity, adolescent development, and community contexts.

Outside of academia, Saskia enjoys hiking, playing board games, and making things, including but not limited to: homemade cheese, bobbin lace, knitting, and developing new bread recipes.


M.S. and PhD in Developmental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Dissertation topic: A person-centered approach to understand Black students’ racial-academic identities: An examination of predictors and outcomes.
  • Master’s thesis topic: Latino adolescents’ acculturation and academic outcomes in neighborhood contexts

B.A. in Psychology, Kalamazoo College

  • Senior thesis topic: The influence of parental involvement and education level on Latinx students’ academic engagement and performance


Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Juniata College

  • Courses taught: Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology, Identity & The Self, Community Psychology

Graduate Student Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University

Courses taught: Research Methods, Multicultural Psychology