Claire P. Shindler

Claire P. Shindler

Academic Counselor

Education: Ph.D., M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston (Clinical Psychology); B.A., Bard College (Religion)

BSC Activities and Interests: My BSC activities include academic counseling, consulting, teaching the Reading Course, and academic advising. I am a supervisor for the Peer Tutoring Programs and the BSC Fellows (BWISE: the BSC’s undergraduate fellows for a Whole Integrated Student Experience). I am the BSC liaison to Cabot House and Crimson Yard.

My interests include working with students to develop effective learning strategies including time management skills and finding their voice in the classroom and their work; discovering and experimenting with different learning styles; students’ experience of perfectionism and the influence of internal and external expectations on students’ academic choices; first-generation college students; women in academia the challenges of writing; approaches to problem-solving for problem-sets and quantitative disciplines. I am always eager to explore with students the ways they’re approaching integrating their intellectual pursuits with other aspects of their lives including their identity, faith, and cultural background and the impact of students’ sense of belonging or alienation on their learning experiences at Harvard.

Outside the BSC: I am a licensed psychologist.