Holly A. Traver

Lecturer, Cognitive Science

Dr. Holly A. Traver received her B.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. While she has published and presented in various journals and at conferences, her passion lies in interacting with and educating the bright and talented students at Rensselaer. Dr. Traver’s broad academic experience includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University at Albany and Rensselaer. In addition, she has served as a consultant for the New York State Police, Academy of Certified Archivists, and Snowslip Equine Center. In 2010, Dr. Traver was a guest lecturer for a Leadership Course at the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Quantico, VA. She has also been recognized as an Honorary Member of the Patroon Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. She currently teaches Positive Psychology, Psychology of Mindfulness, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She considers herself quite fortunate to share her knowledge about how to live life full of meaning, gratitude, and positivity, simply by considering how to think about what happens in life, how to be more mindful of life around us, and the importance of having others in our lives, helping those around us, and of course laughing more.


Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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