Jacquline Cottle

Jacquline Cottle
Jacquline Cottle, Ph.D, MPAAssociate Professor of Public Health

Contact Information

x3773jcottle@rwu.eduGHH 304Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Arctic Safety and Security, Public Policy, Group Decision Making, Shared Mental Models, Jury Decision Making, Infrahumanization


B.A., M.S. Lamar University Ph.D. Texas Tech University, MPA Brown University

Area: Public Policy, Experimental Social Psychology


Dr. Jacquline Cottle is an Associate Professor of Public Health. She will take over as acting Chair of the Public Health Department in Spring 2021. She holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from Texas Tech University. She also holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Brown University, with a special focus on Public Policy. In addition, Dr. Cottle also holds a Master’s in Community Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Lamar University.

Dr. Cottle has over 22 years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in a variety of institutions in Texas, Georgia, and New England.  Her typical course offerings include courses in the research sequence, including Quantitative Analysis/Statistics, Health Policy, Public Health Capstone and Social Psychology.

With established proficiencies in a wide variety of areas, Dr. Cottle’s current interests employ her diverse background in Public Policy, Social, Community and Organizational Psychology to applied policy issues. Along with her skills in public policy, she brings a solid foundation in research and data analyses, training and development, leadership, conflict management and creative problem solving.  Dr. Cottle has presented her work at various major academic conferences nationally and globally.  Dr. Cottle’s current policy work specifically pertains to Arctic shipping safety and security in emergency response operations.

Dr. Cottle also has worked as a Legal Consultant, conducting process evaluations and impact assessments of local court procedures.  She has also provided expert witness testimony and jury consulting services. Dr. Cottle is also an experienced mediator with certifications in both Family and Small Claims Court mediation.