Joshua Foer, 'The Nature of Memory' - Oct. 28

Mat Gendle named associate director of Project Pericles

The associate professor of psychology also will mentor the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019 with a focus on Sri Lanka.  

Elon senior & alumnus receive Princeton in Asia fellowships

Laura Sturdivant '15 and Alexander Ward '14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.

Three College of Arts & Sciences distinguished alumni recognized

Peter Lindstrom ’94, Julie Dyke Ford ’95 and Christopher Nave ’04 received the 2015 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during a special April 30 ceremony.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Kaitlin Sands '15 and Melissa Mischka '15

Though parents of preschoolers focus more of their efforts on teaching children how to read, two Elon University seniors found that you don’t have to be a wizard with numbers to create in young people a love for math and science.

Amy Overman to serve as CATL associate director

The associate professor of psychology will bring an accomplished history of teaching and research to her new role in the Elon University Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Amy Overman & Alan Scott present research at NC Cognition Conference
Associate Professor Amy Overman, Assistant Professor Alan Scott and current Elon students Luisa Cesar '15 and Abigail Steinsiek '15 presented their research at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference. 


Elon students take part in Poverty Simulation

Elon University students participated in early March in a Poverty Simulation, a guided experience in which participants assume the roles of the impoverished and navigate challenges.

Elon student publishes op-ed in The Huffington Post

Gabrielle Jasper ’17 examines the issue of body image and Sports Illustrated’s inclusion of a ‘plus-sized’ model in its latest swimsuit edition. 

In My Words: To help stem immigration crisis, U.S. drug policies must be reconsidered

Associate Professor Mathew Gendle writes for several regional newspapers about the impact drug laws have on foreign nations and how changes to American policies will create civic stability elsewhere, which can influence the number of people seeking refuge in the United States.

Buffie Longmire-Avital presents poster at conference

Buffie Longmire-Avital, an assistant professor in psychology, presented her research at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit through the American Psychological Association in Atlanta Jan. 14-16.


Buffie Longmire-Avital co-authors article

The assistant professor of psychology's article, "Racial and Sexual Identities as Potential Buffers to Risky Sexual Behavior for Black Gay and Bisexual Emerging Adult Men," appears in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Meredith Allison publishes article on memories for cars

Meredith Allison, associate professor of psychology, recently published an article on people's memories for cars and manufacturer symbols. Coauthors on the paper were Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, Meghan Braun '11, Molly Campbell '11, and John R. Price.

Amy Overman speaks with WFMY News 2 about memory exercises

The associate professor of psychology appeared on a Dec. 4, 2014, "2 Wants to Know" segment on brain fitness and how to minimize the memory loss that begins to take place in humans after the age of 25.

Amy Overman publishes research on cognitive intervention for older adults

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, has published a peer-reviewed journal article reporting the development of a noncomputerized, game-based, community cognitive health intervention.

Amy Overman gives invited talk at UNC-Greensboro

The associate professor of psychology was invited to give a talk as part of the Hard Data Cafe series sponsored by UNCG's Department of Psychology.

In My Words: U.S. has moral imperative to help children at the border

Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.

Kim Epting receives award for writing research

Amy Overman co-authors study of cognitive biases in end-of-life judgments

Psychology and Human Service Studies Building opens to campus community

The Elon community held a special gathering on Thursday to explore a facility that now houses the psychology and human service studies departments, as well as the public health studies program.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty

Professors L. Kim Epting, Cynthia Fair and Caroline Ketcham were honored Aug. 18, 2014, when faculty from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences gathered in the Lakeside Meeting Rooms to plan for the upcoming academic year and to celebrate colleagues’ achievements.

Brain injuries & higher education a focus of student research

Two Elon University student workers in the Office of the Registrar have studied military veterans and students with traumatic brain injuries who enroll in college in need of particular advising resources.

Student research shared in poster presentations

A two-month program ended July 25, 2014, with scholars in Elon University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience displaying their work for professors and peers inside McKinnon Hall during a special College Coffee.

Amy Overman featured in retirement magazine

The associate professor of psychology was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of the Triad Retirement Resource Guide.

Meredith Allison co-authors paper on people's understanding of the Canadian Criminal Code

The associate professor of psychology was published in the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

David Buck presents research at international conference on social issues

Alexa Darby: An engaged citizen leading by example

The associate professor of psychology received the 2014 Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility for her partnership with local schools and dedication to community service.

Three new Elon graduates joining the Peace Corps

A trio from the Class of 2014, including one student who was among the first to complete the requirements of the university’s new Peace Corps Prep Program, will soon head around the world to serve local communities.

Kim Epting presents research at psychology conference

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon

Four outstanding faculty members and 21 retirees were honored for excellence and service to Elon on May 14.

Amy Overman presents research on memory at international conference

The associate professor of psychology shared details of work conducted with a current Elon University senior and a former undergraduate researcher from the Class of 2013.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Mat Goldberg '14

A psychology major recently awarded a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea researched the emerging theory of authentic leadership by surveying two very different groups of people.

Students and professors showcase scholarship at SURF

The 21st annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum included poster sessions and classroom presentations from more than 200 Elon University students who teamed with faculty mentors to explore questions related to their fields of study.

Meredith Allison authors journal article on alibis

Amy Overman talks with WFMY on how the brain learns new information

The associate professor of psychology offered a visual explanation to brain function in an April 11, 2014, "Kids Want To Know" segment on the popular Triad news station.


Buffie Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology is a Lafayette College success story

Buffie Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology was featured as a Lafayette College alumni success story.

Amy Overman shares advice on brain health


Amy Overman presents memory research at conference

The associate professor in the psychology department and the neuroscience program presented at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference on March 29, 2014, hosted by Duke University.

Amy Overman gives professional development talk at Penn State

Meredith Allison authors journal article and book chapter

Meredith Allison coauthors journal articles in psychology and law

Meredith Allison, associate professor of psychology, has had two recent articles published in peer-reviewed journals (complete citations are below).

Elon team researches student involvement with local nonprofits

Findings were shared Oct. 11, 2013, with representatives from several Alamance County agencies who took part in a study to uncover the motivations, benefits, and challenges of asking college students to volunteer.

Meredith Allison presents at criminal justice conference

Chris Leupold serves as keynote speaker at Professional Development Day

Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Leupold served as the keynote speaker for the Triangle Catholic Schools’ Professional Development Day on Sept. 23.

Ursula Saelzler ’13 receives Phi Kappa Phi award

The Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award will help the young Elon University alumna as she begins her graduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gabie Smith named associate dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

The chair of the Department of Psychology will assume her new role at the university starting in January 2014.

Summer 2013: "I Am Elon" with Cara McClain '14

For Cara McClain, a psychology major and Spanish and environmental studies minor, nature is a vital part of her life. Find out why in this installment of "I Am Elon."


Leupold and Dirienzo present at national leadership conference

Chris Leupold, associate professor of psychology and Faculty Leadership Fellow, and Casey Dirienzo, associate professor of economics and associate dean of the Love School of Business, delivered a presentation at the Association of Leadership Educators Annual Conference July 6-10 in New Orleans, La.

Undergraduate researchers mentor Elon Academy scholars

High school students in the university’s college access and success program met Thursday with current Elon students taking part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.