Kristin Bonnie

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Kristin Bonnie is Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University. Dean Bonnie works in partnership with Dean Badia Ahad and a talented group of staff and faculty to oversee and enhance all aspects of the academic mission of the college.

Dr. Bonnie came to Oxford College in July 2022 from Beloit College, where she had served for fifteen years as a professor of Psychology and from January 2020 as Associate Dean of Faculty and the Learning Experience. Before moving into administration, Dr. Bonnie taught courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, Animal Cognition, and within Beloit’s first year program. At Beloit, she was involved with multi-year institutional projects on topics including the development of student metacognition and reflective learning, decolonizing pedagogies and related DEI initiatives, and the development and implementation of a new strategic plan. 

Dr. Bonnie earned a BS magna cum laude with honors in Psychology, and a minor in Biology from St. Lawrence University, an MA and PhD in Psychology from Emory University where she studied with renowned primatologist Frans de Waal. A former adjunct scientist with Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, her scholarship focuses on learning and decision making in captive non-human primates, and has resulted in more than 20 publications and dozens of invited and conference presentations.


BS| St. Lawrence University| 1999

MA| Emory Univeristy| 2003

PhD| Emory University| 2007