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. 

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.