Meredith Boatwright (she/her/hers) is a first-year adjunct faculty

Where is your hometown?

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Tell us about your educational background.

BA – Houghton College in New York

Majored in Psychology and minored Sociology

MA – University of Texas

Majored in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family

What first interested you in psychology?

My mom was a college professor and taught child psychology. When I was younger, I would sit in her classes and really enjoyed it.

What brought you to Ball State?

I was looking for new opportunities within the field, and it’s exciting with this being my first time working at a university.

Please describe your role within the department.

I am an adjunct faculty member, teaching an advanced practicum course. Outside of this role, I am a therapist at the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) in Muncie, and I also own Still Waters Professional Counseling.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I love playing sports, basketball specifically. I also enjoy watching college football (go Michigan!), spending time with my English Mastiff dog, and reading.

What is your favorite time of the day and why?

I’m not a morning person, so I would say the evenings. I can get a lot done in the evenings or just spend time relaxing.

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?

I can ride a unicycle!

How do you practice self-care?

I enjoy reading, doing activities outside, getting manicures and pedicures, and putting time into my spiritual life.