Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler offers insight into how children learn in Distinguished Scholar Lecture

The professor of psychology and director of the Center for Global Engagement discussed her research into how parents can guide their children and foster a spirit of inquiry, particularly as they learn in natural contexts. 

Darby offers insights for EdTech article on K-12 classrooms 

An article by the educational technology publication that looked at the use of flexible seating cited previous analysis by Alexa Darby, professor of psychology.

India Johnson receives Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology grant

The grant is for the assistant professor of psychology's project, "An empirical investigation of allyship and intersectionality to signal identity safety for stigmatized individuals in the workplace."

Buffie Longmire-Avital and Jennifer Finkelstein '19 present poster at National Multicultural Counseling Summit 

Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital and Honors Fellow Jennifer Finkelstein ‘19 presented research on eating disorders among black collegiate women at the national conference held Jan. 16-18 in Denver, Colorado.

Elon experience helped prepare Josh Kaufmann ’15 for Peace Corps

His passion for community-based work and leadership roles while at Elon helped prepare Kaufman for a meaningful Peace Corps experience.

An aging question

How an NIH grant is opening new doors for memory and aging research at Elon

CEL well-represented at ISSOTL 2018

Several Elon Center for Engaged Learning representatives presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) 2018 conference, including scholars from multiple CEL research seminars.

‘Elon University Faculty: Passionately Curious’ celebrates faculty scholarship

The 2018 edition of the President’s Report highlights the accomplishments of the university’s outstanding educators. These intellectual leaders exemplify the kind of drive and commitment that makes Elon such a distinctive academic community.

Longmire-Avital, Madzima and alumna co-author article in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Takudzwa "Titch" Madzima and Elyse Bierut '16 examined the rates of engagement in high-calorie burning activities of black and white American collegiate females.

Longmire-Avital delivers keynote address at the 6th annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

Buffie Longmier-Avital, associate professor of psychology, spoke about her jounrey through graduate school to a position as associate professor while being a woman of color. 

Buffie Longmire-Avital gives invited talk at Guilford College

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, presented findings from her current research exploring the identity development of emerging adult black gay men and how this and other psychosocial factors are related to partner preferences and sexual health behaviors on Oct. 24.


In My Words: To preserve our beaches we must rethink coastal real estate policies

This opinion column by Professor of Psychology Mat Gendle was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and was published in the Fayetteville Observer and Greensboro News & Record

Elon faculty and students present at Latino Social Work Organization 2018 Conference in Chicago
Department of Human Service Studies faculty member Carmen Monico, and 2018 Leadership Prize Recipient David Duncan presented at the 2018 Latino Social Work Organization held at the University of Illinois-Chicago this past week.   


In My Words:  How a scientist, professor, volunteer, and animal enthusiast found connection at the Conservators Center

This column by Kim Epting, associate professor of psychology, was originally published on the blog of The Conservators Center, a zoological park located in Caswell County. 

Buffie Longmire-Avital co-authors article on resilience and depression among black LGB emerging adults

The article, "Resilience and depression: The roles of racial identity, sexual identity and social support on well-being for Black LGB emerging adults” appears in the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships.

Leupold Serves as visiting professor at the University of Iceland 

Elon's Isabella Cannon Professor of Leadership teaches MBA students theories and practices related to leadership development

Vandermaas-Peeler publishes research with Caroline Dean '18 and colleagues in Denmark

Two recent publications were a result of Vandermaas-Peeler's semester as a visiting faculty member at DIS, Study Abroad in Scandinavia.

Faculty, student represent Elon at Forced Migration Institute conference

Elon faculty & students attended the Forced Migration Institute, presenting and participating in discussions on current refugee and immigrant policies

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes faculty with excellence awards

Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

Buffie Longmire-Avital and Chelsea McQueen '15 publish article in Women & Health Journal

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, and alumna Chelsea McQueen ‘15 publish an article in a top Women’s Studies journal on the relationship between race-related stress and emotional eating for black collegiate women.

Chris Leupold presents at national leadership conference

The research examined the impact of leadership programming and experiential learning activities on students' reslience and leadership efficacy.

Leupold delivers presentation on Elon Volleyball Team's recent study abroad course

The presentation highlighted the spring 2018 course that was designed to explore culture not only at the national level, but also at the team and individual person levels.

Sabrina Thurman presents motor development research at multidisciplinary conference

The assistant professor of psychology presented research at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, held in Denver, Colorado.

Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University

The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student's characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.

Kimberly Bari ’06: finding hope

After a seven-year battle with a neurological illness, Kimberly Bari ’06 has found the middle ground.

Overman and students present at the Cognitive Aging Conference

Members of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory traveled to Atlanta for premier scientific meeting in the field.

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Elon’s 2018 faculty retirees recognized

At the annual Faculty/Staff Awards Luncheon on May 9, the Elon community honored 12 faculty members who are retiring this year.

Annual awards luncheon recognizes Elon faculty, staff for excellence

Four faculty members and 19 retiring employees were honored May 9 for excellence and service to Elon.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Sydney Brown

An exercise science major explores the effectiveness of applying grief-response models to student-athletes who are injured. 

India R. Johnson gives keynote address at Winston-Salem State's Scholarship Day

The assistant professor of psychology was invited to give a research talk as part of Winston-Salem State's annual day dedicated to celebrating student's involvement in undergraduate research.

CELEBRATE! profile: Caroline Dean

A psychology major explores the cultural and generational differences that influence parents’ perceptions of their children’s risky, outdoor play experiences.

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.

Amy Overman publishes two studies in special issue of elite journal

Overman's co-authors on the peer-reviewed research articles include two current Elon students as well as collaborators from Penn State University and North Carolina A&T State University.

Grit: Psychologist, author Angela Duckworth explains the science behind success

Duckworth, a University of Pennsylvania professor, co-founder of the Character Lab and 2013 MacArthur Fellow headlined Elon's annual Spring Convocation on April 5. She's the best-selling author of "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance."

Psychology faculty and students present at regional conference

Two faculty members and four undergraduate researchers in psychology presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference held in Charleston, S.C.

Psychology undergraduates present at largest national meeting of social psychologists

Seniors Rachel Cockrell and Sarah Carpenter recently presented at the 19 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Atlanta.


2018 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 14

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.


Lee and Overman awarded Colonial Academic Alliance grant to support ‘Learning to Learn’ initiative

The $34,000 grant is from the Colonial Academic Alliance, which seeks to link the colleges and universities that make up the Colonial Athletic Association. 

Leadership Prize: David Duncan ’19 explores experiences of immigrant college students

The 2018 Leadership Prize recipient is using the award to research the mental health of immigrant students coping with uncertainty of the future.

Student / Faculty Workshop: Writing as a Social Scientist

This workshop will teach students to write as a social scientist by reviewing common genres in the discipline, identifying typical writing features, and examining expected styles, etc.

Meredith Allison and Erin Martin '16 publish paper in International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice

Meredith Allison and alumna Erin Martin co-authored an article on Canadian and American perceptions of sex offender registries with colleague Sandy Jung of MacEwan University in Canada.

Amy Overman presents invited colloquium at Duke University
Overman was invited to share research findings with colleagues at Duke's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.


Amy Overman and two alumnae publish innovative research on memory in older adults

Peer-reviewed scientific study by Overman and co-authors shows that age differences in memory can depend on the way that visual information is presented.

Thurman gives invited talk at UNC-Greensboro

UNCG's Department of Psychology invited the Assistant Professor of Psychology Sabrina Thurman to give a talk as part of the Hard Data Cafe series.

Thurman co-authors eye-tracking study on goal planning in infancy

The article co-authored by Sabrina Thurman, assistant professor of psychology, appeared in the Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

Faculty members host fatherhood and child development community panel discussion

Associate Professor of Human Service Studies Judy Esposito and Assistant Professor of Psychology Sabrina Thurman hosted a panel discussion for their Winter Term courses on fatherhood and early childhood development. 

Leupold Named to editorial advisory board

Chris Leupold, Isabella Cannon Professor of Leadership, will be working with the Journal of Leadership Education.

Gendle, Monico have article published in Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security 

Mat Gendle, professor of psychology, and Carmen Monico, assistant professor of human service studies, address the role of U.S. drug policy on the displacement of unaccompanied minors from Central America