Gabie Smith

Interim Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 104A
2112 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
gsmith@elon.edu (336) 278-6452

Brief Biography

Gabie Smith joined the Elon faculty in 2000, teaching courses such as nonexperimental research design, health psychology, psychology of sex and gender, and empirical research seminar. Smith is a Professor of Psychology and previously served as the Chair of the Psychology Department and Coordinator of the Women’s/Gender Studies minor. She chaired the Academic Council Task Force on the Evaluation of Teaching, the Student Life Committee, and the Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Assault & Gender Issues. Smith also has served as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Vendor Policies and the Presidential LGBTQIA Task Force. Smith was selected to be an Associate Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences in spring 2014, She currently holds the position of interim Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarship examines the role of cognitive variables and personality in women's risk-taking behaviors. Smith received the Excellence in Scholarship Award from Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon University, Smith held a faculty position at Frostburg State University where she received the university Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching in 1999. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, M.A. from Wake Forest University, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University.

Publications

Sample Publications:

Smith, G. E., & Klein, S. (2010). Predicting women’s alcohol risk-taking while abroad. Women & Health, 50, 1-17.

Smith, G.E., Toadvine, J. K., & Kennedy, A. (2009). Women’s perceptions of alcohol-related sexual disinhibition: Personality and sexually-related alcohol expectancies. International Journal of Sexual Health, 21, 119-131.

Smith, G.E., & Vandermaas-Peeler, M. (2009). Taking Psychology Abroad: Resources for Designing Your Study Abroad Course Instructional Resource Award. Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (http://teachpsych.org/otrp), Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2) of the American Psychological Association.

Eggleston, T.J., & Smith, G.E. (2008). Going for the gold: Using sport psychology issues to improve teaching and learning. In B. Perlman, L. McCann, & S. McFadden (Eds.), Lessons Learned: Practical Advice for the Teaching of Psychology (Vol. 3). Washington, DC: Assocation for Psychological Science.

Smith, G.E., Mysak, K., & Michael, S. (2008). Sexual double standards and sexually transmitted illnesses: Social rejection and stigmatization of women. Sex Roles, 58, 391-401.

Smith, G.E., & Nave, C.S. (2007). The influence of sexual transmission mode and perceiver personality on stigmatized perceptions of patients and illness. Social Behavior and Personality, 35 (6), 853-860.

Eggleston, T.J., & Smith, G.E. (2004). Utiizing the scholarship of teaching model to enhance your teaching. In B. Perlman, L. McCann, & S. McFadden (Eds.), Lessons Learned: Practical Advice for the Teaching of Psychology (Vol. 2, pp 21-29). Washington, DC: American Psychological Society.

 

Eggleston, T.J., & Smith, G.E. (2004). Parting ways: Ending your course. In B. Perlman, L. McCann, & S. McFadden (Eds.), Lessons Learned: Practical Advice for the Teaching of Psychology (Vol. 2, pp 71-80). Washington, DC: American Psychological Society.

Smith, G. E., & Eggleston, T.J. (2003). Examining cross-cultural diversity in psychology classes: Around the world in 15 weeks. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 55-56.

Smith, G. E., & Eggleston, T. J. (2001). Comprehension of APA style through manuscript analysis. Teaching of Psychology, 28, 108-110.

Smith, G. E., Gerrard, M., & Gibbons, F.X. (1997). Self-Esteem and the relation between risk behavior and perceptions of vulnerability to unplanned pregnancy in college women. Health Psychology, 16, 137-146.

Smith, G.E., Hedges, T.J., Gerrard, M., & Gibbons, F.X. (1996). Sexual attitudes, cognitive associative networks, and perceived vulnerability to unplanned pregnancy. Journal of Research in Personality, 30, 88-102.

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