Rachel Force joined the Elon faculty in 2013, teaching Behavioral Neuroscience and Introduction to Psychology. Her scholarship investigates biological indicators of risk for psychopathology, specifically schizophrenia and biopolar disorder. She recently expanded her research to examine the best practices of teaching and learning in content heavy courses. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon University, Force taught courses at Normandale Community College, Hamline University, and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She received her B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.