Creativity Research Lab


Undergraduates are involved in almost all of my research projects. Students are trained in rating creativity, read and discuss current literature in the field, participate in data analysis, discuss and interpret new findings, and help design new studies. Advanced students conduct their own research projects and present their findings at Scholarship and Creative Arts Day. Several students have done summer research with me through Elizabethtown’s Summer Scholarship, Creative Arts, and Research Program (SCARP). Students’ most successful projects have been accepted as poster presentations at national conferences, and some students have published their work in peer-reviewed journals.


Current students

Megan Kuczma, ’18

Kayla Furman, ’18

Allyson Killen, ’18


Undergraduates I have mentored

Andrew Kile, ’17, working on a social entrepreneurial project

Abigail Bower, ’16, pursuing a Masters in biological psychology at American University

Danielle Nelson, ’15, pursuing a Masters in counseling and art therapy at Drexel University

Anastasia Frees, ’15 (co-advisor with Dr. Michael Roy), now pursuing MA in Sport Psychology at St. Joseph’s University

Katherine Cotter, ’14, pursuing a PhD in social psychology with Paul Silvia at UNC Greensboro

Katelyn Reeb, ’14, pursuing a career in medicine

Victoria McCollum, ’13, pursuing a career in social work

Rebecca Dowling, ’12, pursuing a PhD in applied developmental psychology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jennifer Heimbach, ’12 (co-advisor with Dr. Catherine Lemley), pursuing a MA in human resources

Ruohui (Emily) Zhang, ’12 (co-advisor with Dr. Michael Roy) pursuing a PhD in cognitive psychology at Miami University of Ohio

Jennifer Sobyra Campbell, IWU ’10

Melanie Essayans Boyajian, IWU ’09

Allison Heim, IWU ’09

Craig Landers, IWU ’08

Lauren Carlson, IWU ’08

Kathy Sentman Totz, IWU ’07

Sarah Flores, IWU ’07

Amy Kowalski, IWU ’06

Emily Eickhorst, IWU ’06

Matt Hendrickson, IWU ’05