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

2017 President's Report highlights Elon scholarship

Elon's annual celebration of intellectual inquiry and scholarship features the work of eight accomplished faculty scholars as well as eight students who are working with faculty mentors on undergraduate research.

Overman and mentored students present research at Neuroscience 2017

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory represented Elon at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C.

Longmire-Avital presents at the 60th annual Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality conference

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology and coordinator of African and African-American Studies, spoke on Nov. 12 during the conference in Atlanta.


Writing Excellence Initiative: Psychology Department Deliberately Designs when expected Writing Outcomes are Introduced, Reinforced, and Refined

The Psychology Department supports faculty as they scaffold writing assignments across their curriculum

Three CATL-affiliated faculty present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 42nd annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Oct 26-29 in Montreal, Canada

Overman gives invited talk at N.C. Wesleyan College ‚Äčon why faculty matter 

Amy Overman is associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of psychology and neuroscience.

Ghandour named Gerald Francis Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

The Gerald Francis Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year is awarded by the Student Government Association (SGA) Academic Council to recognize a faculty member who exemplifies excellence within teaching and mentoring.

Students co-author presentations, publication with Amy Overman

The findings are for projects related to ongoing research on associative memory by Overman, an associate professor of psychology and associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Duke Law Summer Prelaw Fellowship introduces Elon students to legal education

Elon students Jazmine Langley '19 and David Duncan '19 are among 20 students selected to participate in Duke Law School's inaugural Prelaw Fellowship this summer.

India Johnson selected for research grant, co-authors paper examining how to effectively support black women in STEM

India Johnson, an assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded a small research grant through the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and has co-authored a recent paper in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology.

Chris Leupold named Isabella Cannon Leadership Professor

The endowed professorship is funded by the estate of the late Isabella Cannon ’24, a former mayor of Raleigh, N.C.

Longmire-Avital and alumna co-author article in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy

The article by Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital, and alumna Ruthie Robinson '16 examines the rates and psychosocial correlates of depression among both black and white American collegiate females. 


Women's Forum has successful inaugural year, names new leaders

In keeping with the values of the Women’s Forum, new women are taking leadership after a successful inaugural year.

Meredith Allison, associate professor of psychology, published journal article with Cecily Basquin '16

Meredith Allison published article on the accuracy of English-as-a-Second Language eyewitnesses with Cecily Basquin '16 and colleague Dr. Jennifer Gerwing of the University of Victoria

Elon sophomore selected for Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute

Bridgette Agbozo ’19 will study this summer at the University of Bristol through the program sponsored by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission. 

Overman finds ‘crosspollination’ opportunities in summit that draws top experts on aging, memory

The recent Cognitive Aging Summit assembled nearly 300 researchers supported by National Institutes of Health grants who like Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, are focused on age-related brain and cognitive changes. 

Vandermaas-Peeler presents child development research with current students, alumni

Faculty, students and alumni gathered at the Society for Research in Child Development conference to present their research in Austin, Texas.

Psychonomic Society features Overman's research on memory

A recent study by Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, and Alison Richard '16, was highlighted on the Psychonomic Society's blog.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina

Lauren Salig '17, a psychology and Spanish double major from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, will travel to South America as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations. 

Author, psychologist Daniel Gilbert reveals the science behind happiness

The best-selling author and Harvard University professor of psychology headlined Elon's annual Spring Convocation on March 30.