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Elizabeth Gray

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Elizabeth Gray demonstrates a passion for teaching, a love of learning, and a desire to work with undergraduates at a Christian, liberal arts university, which she has found at North Park.

Gray teaches introductory courses and upper-level seminars in personality, social psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and intimate relationships. Much of her research is focused on projects for improving the learning experience for psychology students.

At North Park, “students learn about psychology in the context of significance and service, and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in internships or research with faculty. Students are encouraged to integrate psychological concepts to understand self and others, and to actively engage in discussion, service, and community as they craft their life course,” she says.

Gray is the department chair, faculty advisor for Psi Chi, the international psychology honors society, and serves as the director of the Teaching & Learning Cooperative on campus. Gray earned the Zenos Hawkinson Award in Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership in 2015–16.

Recent Publications

J.G. Vaidya, E.K. Gray, J.R. Haig, D.K. Mroczak, and D. Watson. “Differential Trait Stability and Individual Growth Trajectories of Big Five and Affective Traits During Young Adulthood.” Journal of Personality vol 76 (2008): 267-304.