kathleen bogart


Office: 541-737-1357

Reed Lodge

Reed Lodge 227

2950 SW Jefferson Way

2950 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Professor, School of Psychological Science, Oregon State University, 2024-present

Associate Professor, School of Psychological Science, Oregon State University, 2018-2024

International Visiting Fellow, University of Warwick, UK, Fall 2019 [Sabbatical]

Visiting Researcher, Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, UK, Fall 2019 [Sabbatical]

Assistant Professor, School of Psychological Science, Oregon State University, 2012-2018


Ph.D., Psychology, Tufts University, May 2012

M.A., Psychology, San Francisco State University, May 2008

B.S., Psychology and English, Louisiana State University, May 2004

Additional Information: 

Dr. Bogart is accepting undergraduate student research assistant applications for Fall 2024

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Dr. Bogart is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Disability and Social Interaction Lab at Oregon State University. She is a social/health psychologist specializing in disability, ableism, and rare disorders such as facial paralysis. Dr. Bogart received the first annual Social Personality and Health Network Diversity in Research Award and was named OSU Honors College Eminent Mentor in 2022. An advocate for people with rare disorders and disabilities, she has served on several boards including the American Psychological Association Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology and the Moebius Syndrome Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. Passionate about disability community-building, she is the co-founder of the Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN) for psychologists who have and/or specialize in disability, and she is the faculty advisor for OSU's Disabled Students Union.

In 2019, she co-edited the Journal of Social Issues special issue on Ableism. She is an Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and Rehabilitation Psychology. Her work has been featured in the The Atlantic, New York TimesTimeScience MagazineFinancial Times, and Inside Higher Ed. Dr. Bogart presents to and consults with international academic, general, and TEDx audiences about disability awareness, disability as diversity, and facial paralysis, and she blogs about these topics for Psychology Today

In her free time, you can find her walking her cat or developing pescatarian recipes for her food blog.

Affiliated with: 
Sch of Psychological Science
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 
  • Psychology of Disability (in person and Ecampus versions; sample syllabus here)
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Advanced Social Research Methods
  • Graduate Health Psychology
  • Graduate Professional Development Seminar
  • Graduate Topics in Health Psychology (Ableism)