Popular TED Talk lecturer Daniel Gilbert to headline Elon’s Spring Convocation 

Tickets are now on sale for a talk by Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, the best-selling author of “Stumbling on Happiness” who will speak March 30, 2017, in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium.

Longmire-Avital gives invited address at the 13th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

Associate professor of psychology and Coordinator of African and African-American Studies, Buffie Longmire-Avital gave an invited talk titled, “'I Fought so Hard to Get Here?': Navigating Microaggressions in Historically White Spaces."

Longmire-Avital presents at Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

The associate professor of psychology and coordinator of African and African-American Studies at Elon gave a talk titled “A Comparative Exploration of Depressive Symptomatology among Black and White Collegiate Women.” 


Ten Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study. 

Johnson awarded Spencer Foundation grant

The grant will fund a project focusing on the challenges of women of color in science and math educational settings. 

Elon research team shares findings about impact of partnerships with community groups

As part of their research study, Frances Ward-Johnson, Alexa Darby and Tammy Cobb found that nearly 90 percent of community organizations considered their respective partnerships with Elon University to be worthwhile and meaningful.

In My Words: Do They Know It’s an Awful Song At All?

Newspapers in North Carolina and South Carolina recently featured a column by Mat Gendle, professor of psychology, offering a different take on the popular holiday tune, "Do they know it's Christmas?"

Overman presents research at Psychonomic Society conference, serves as invited panelist at Women in Cognitive Science meeting

Amy Overman, who is associate professor of psychology, faculty member in the neuroscience program and associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, shared results of recent memory experiments as well as professional advice at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, which was held Nov. 17-20 in Boston.


Psychology professor, alum present sex offender registry research at international conference

Meredith Allison, associate professor of psychology, Erin Martin '16, and collaborator Sandy Jung from MacEwan University presented their research at the annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in Orlando, Florida.

CATL team members present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 41st annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Nov. 9-13 in Louisville, Kentucky.


Are cholesterol drugs linked to risky financial choices?  Elon professor presents path for research

Mat Gendle, professor of psychology, explored the potential connection in a recent article published in the peer-reviewed journal Medical Hypotheses. 

Elon psychology professor receives SPSSI Grant

India Johnson, assistant professor of psychology, received the grant for her project, “I Got Stigma on My Mind: The Impact of Stigma Consciousness, Role Models and Educational Setting on Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”

Elon psychology professors present at annual Southeastern social psychologists meeting

Assistant professors of psychology, India Johnson and David Buck, each presented their research as part of the 39th Annual Meeting of Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP)

Elon professor, alum publish research on generation effects in memory

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, a faculty member in the neuroscience program and an associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Alison Richard '16 conducted empirical research on memory that was recently published in a prestigious scientific journal.

Elon faculty, staff present at International Service-Learning Research Conference

The annual conference, which is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement, was held Sept. 26-28 in New Orleans.

Department of Psychology announces new developmental psychology position

The Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a new assistant professor position specializing in developmental psychology.  

Elon research about how athletes perceive pain generates international attention

Nicole Razor '16, a member of the Elon women's basketball team, and Exercise Science Professor Eric Hall looked into how an athlete's perception of pain before an injury factored into how they experienced pain when injured. 

Elon faculty present at the Council for Undergraduate Research Biennial Meeting

Eric Hall, Paul Miller, Tim Peeples and Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler presented at the CUR Biennial June conference held at the University of South Florida in Tampa. 

Alexa Darby, Frances Ward-Johnson and Tammy Cobb co-author article in service-learning journal

The Elon University researchers published their findings examining how faculty members have turned to academic service-learning to expose students to diverse client populations.

Amy Overman selected to receive a major grant from the NIH

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, is awarded Elon University’s first grant from the National Institutes of Health to study age-related changes in memory. 

Career Moves: A journey through personal and professional experiences

Elon senior Leah Reece credits community service, coursework and internships as the fuel that ignited her passion for clinical psychology and enhanced her Elon experience.

Amy Overman presents research on memory at Cognitive Aging Conference

The associate professor of psychology, faculty member in the neuroscience program and associate director of Elon's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, presented research at the 16th Cognitive Aging Conference held April 14-17, 2016 in Atlanta.

Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson present at the 2016 Association for Women in Psychology conference, March 3 - 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assistant professors of psychology, Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson each presented their research as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: A Look at Current Issues Facing Black Women through a Psychological Lens at the 41st Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, “Strong Girls and Wise Women.”  


Amy Overman and students present research at NC Cognition Conference

Associate Professor Amy Overman and Elon students Alison Richard '16 and Michelle Stocker '16 presented research at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference.

Amy Overman presents at evidence-based teaching conference

The associate professor of psychology led a session at the Lilly Conference in Austin, Texas, that focused on how empirical neuroscience research can inform teaching practices.

Buffie Longmire-Avital and Brenda Reavis '15 co-author article in the Journal of Black Psychology

Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital and young alumna Brenda Reavis '15 have co-authored an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Black Psychology examining the ideal and non-negotiable characteristics emerging adult Black American women look for in potential male partners. 

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

A professor of psychology with extensive experience managing programs across the university, Smith will lead a college of 19 departments, more than 20 programs, and 260 full-time faculty.

Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars. 

PURM releases special issue 'Inclusion of Students from Historically Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate Research'

The special issue of 'Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring' contains five research articles.

Helping police interview people new to the English language

Research by Elon University senior Cecily Basquin points to shortcomings in the way law enforcement gather eyewitness information from non-native English speakers, and she hopes her work – already being shared at international conferences – will lead to improvements in the criminal justice system.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help roommates pursue graduate school

Jasmine Bryant '15 and Negesti Kaudo '15, with support from faculty and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, were recently accepted into top master's programs for social work and creative writing, respectively.

Amy Overman gives keynote address

Amy Overman shares about neuroscience of learning at NC Association of Summer Sessions Conference

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, alumni publish research

The professor of psychology collaborated with Cara McClain ’14, Katelyn Massey ’14 and Alyssa Kendall ’14 on separate projects that culminated in publication.

Students share research in inaugural public health forum

Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.

Buffie Longmire-Avital & Virginia Oberle '14 publish article on perceptions of condoms for black American emerging adult women

Buffie Longmire-Avital & Cherrel Miller-Dyce publish article on black first-generation college students’ psychosocial experiences at an HBU

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, honors three professors

Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.

Amy Overman co-authors journal article on brain and memory

The associate professor of psychology published a peer-reviewed article in the journal Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

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.