Meet President Andrea Chapdelaine

Get to know the 11th president of Hood College



Tel: 301-696-3855

Andrea Chapdelaine became the 11th president of Hood College July 1, 2015.

In addition to her presidency, she is a professor of psychology. She was previously the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pa., where she had also served as dean of undergraduate studies and as a faculty member, beginning in 1998.

Originally from Chicopee, Mass., Chapdelaine has more than 22 years of teaching experience at three liberal arts colleges. She earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in social psychology from the University of Connecticut. She graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in justice studies.

As provost at Albright, Chapdelaine oversaw the academic affairs division and played a leadership role in strategic planning and assessment, the college’s fundraising campaign and a number of facility projects. In collaboration with the faculty, she initiated new academic programs and a comprehensive revision of the general education curriculum. She is a member of the Council of Undergraduate Research, has presented at professional development workshops for academic administrators and served on a local board to improve early childhood literacy.

Before her tenure at Albright, she served as a faculty member at two other small liberal arts colleges.– first at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., from 1993 to 1995 as a visiting assistant professor and then at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., from 1995 to 1998 as a visiting assistant professor. During her career she has taught introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, program evaluation, social psychology, psychology and the law, close relationships and community-based research.

In addition to her work in the classroom and as an administrator, Chapdelaine has published scholarly work focusing on supporting faculty through policies designed to promote flexibility and work-life balance, the value of undergraduate research to student learning and ethical issues in service learning.

Chapdelaine and her husband, David Tetreault, who is also from Massachusetts, have two sons, Daniel and Benjamin.

Education and Experience


2007 | Institute for Educational Management
Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

1993 | Ph.D., social psychology
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
Dissertation title: Procedural Justice, Distributive Justice,
and Overall Satisfaction in Interpersonal Relationships

1991 | M.A., social psychology
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
Thesis title: The Effects of Response Latency and Level of
Arousal on the Accuracy-Confidence Relationship for Eyewitness Testimony

1988 | B.A., psychology, cum laude
Minor: justice studies
University of New Hampshire,
Durham, N.H.

Administrative Positions

2006-2015 | Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Albright College, Reading, Pa.

2004-2006 | Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Albright College

2003-2004, 2006-2008 | Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Albright College

Faculty Positions

2015-Present | Professor of Psychology, Hood College

2001-2015 | Associate Professor, Albright College (became full-time administrator prior to eligibility for promotion)

1998-2001 | Assistant Professor, Albright College

1995-1998 | Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.

1993-1995 | Visiting Assistant Professor, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.


The President’s Award for Exemplary Leadership, Albright College, 2012

United Methodist Award for Distinguished Teaching, Albright College, 2004

Nomination, teaching award, Albright College, 2000, 2002-2004

Nomination, scholarship award, Albright College, 2002

Nomination, Arthur H. Hughes Award for Achievement in Teaching, Trinity College, 1998

Outstanding Presentation at the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 1997

Faculty Mentor Award, American Psychological Association, 1995

Recipient, American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, 1993

Recipient, Law and Society Association Graduate Award, 1993