Associate Professor of Psychology
Andria Woodell says she fell in love with the COCC campus during her first visit in
2004 and was extremely impressed with the faculty. To teach at COCC "was probably
one of the best choices I have ever made."
Andria's favorite course to teach is Social Psychology, Violence and Aggression and Positive Psychology. "It's my favorite trifecta," she explains. "Social psychology teaches the fundamentals of social interactions. The information about violence and aggression allows you to change the course of the dynamic and not perpetuate a cycle. Then positive psychology restores your faith in humanity and allows you to develop tools to help live a more meaningful life."
"I love watching how education changes a students life. My favorite experience is seeing a person come into a class with a particular view on the world or uncertainty about their abilities who gradually develops into a confident individual with specific goals and complex thoughts that are now making a positive difference. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and that is pretty cool."