Reality Check Fact #1:

Most PSU students “party” less than 2 nights each week.

Fact taken from 2009 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU


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Nancy Dyer

Nancy joined the staff at the Counseling and Human Relations Center in 1992.

Nancy Dyer

Nancy Dyer


BS in Social Work from Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio

MSW from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

PSU Involvement:

Nancy chairs the PSU Chemical Health Advisory Task Force (CHAT).  She is a member of the Wellness at Work committee, and she co-advises the PSU Peer Educators, the PEEPS, which stands for Peers Educating and Empowering Plymouth State.  She has taught courses in both the Departments of Social Work and Social Sciences.  Nancy also represents PSU on the NH Higher Education Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Committee and is active in representing the interests of Higher Education ATOD Prevention and Treatment at the state level.

About Nancy:

Her approach to treatment is to assist students in finding ways to look at their own inner resources to help get them back on track.  Although Nancy is trained to provide counseling for a wide range of issues, as a LADC she sees herself primarily as a resource for students having problems or concerns with alcohol and other drugs.  Her tools include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, and the use of relaxation, meditation, and yoga to enhance the therapeutic experience.  She holds a Certification as a “Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor” from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. 

Nancy loves reading, hiking, all types of music, vegetarian cooking (and eating!), trips to Boston, her two children who are both young adults, and working with college-age students.

In Plymouth Magazine

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PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

When Trish Lindberg was a 17-year-old musician, artist, and actor, her mother—a teacher herself—told her she would make a great teacher. Lindberg looked her mother right in the eye and said, “I will never be a teacher!” Mother Knows Best Decades later, Lindberg, now a Carnegie Foundation NH Professor of the Year, a recipient of […]

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Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a […]

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Faculty Forum: Filiz Otucu on Democracy and the Middle East

Filiz Otucu is a professor of political science and specializes in international relations, Middle Eastern politics, and the United Nations. A native of Turkey, she earned her MA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and […]