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Roxanne Prichard

Professor of Psychology, University of St. Thomas

Prof. J. Roxanne Prichard is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She studies sleep health in college students as it relates to performance, mental health and retention. Her scholarship has been cited in the New York Times, Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, and The 1A radio program. She served on the NCAA Taskforce for Sleep and Wellbeing and her TEDx talk "Addressing Our Children's Sleep Debt" was featured on the Transforming Education series. She regularly consults with college athletics programs and other organizations to help people harness the power of sleep for improved health and performance.


  • 2018–present
    Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • 2012–2018
    Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • 2006–2012
    Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • 2004–2006
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Bates College


  • 2004 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD / Neuroscience
  • 1998 
    Transylvania University , BA / Biopsychology