June J. Pilcher is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Mississippi (1984) and earned her Ph.D. in Biopsychology from the University of Chicago (1989). She was enlisted in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman prior to completing her B.A. and served as an officer as a research psychologist in the US Army after receiving her Ph.D. She started her academic career at Bradley University before joining the faculty at Clemson University in 2001. While recently serving as Faculty Fellow for Global Learning at Clemson, she co-founded the Global Learning Institute and chaired the Global Learning Task Force that produced the Global Competency Outcomes for Clemson. Dr. Pilcher has been named a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, the premier society of psychological scientists. She has also earned a variety of awards at Clemson University including being named the 2015 recipient of the Class of ’39 Award for faculty excellence. She was the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar 2011-2012 at the University of Vienna and the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria and a Fulbright Specialist in Global Health in 2017 at the University of Oulu and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Oulu, Finland. Dr. Pilcher’s research is broadly based on the effects of stress on performance, health, and well-being. Her research incorporates many occupational health topics including sleep and sleep loss, physical activity and sedentary behavior, and thermal stress. She has taught a wide range of classes focused on brain and behavior, health, and human nature and has given over 200 invited talks locally, nationally, and internationally.
U.S. Global Development Lab
Operational Innovations Team
June J. Pilcher is working on several projects supported by the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Operational Innovations Team as part of its broad effort to improve efficiency and effectiveness throughout USAID. Part of her work is assisting USAID’s Staff Care in better monitoring workplace stress and improving health and well-being promotion in USAID locations in Washington, DC and in overseas missions. She is also working on projects related to the decision-making process and motivating people throughout USAID as the agency adapts to changing needs both internationally and nationally. In addition, Dr. Pilcher is assisting within the Global Development Lab in measuring and monitoring worker satisfaction and productivity in the agency.