• Amy Buddie

    Dr. Amy Buddie

    Director of Undergraduate Research & Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Buddie earned her MA in 1998 and her PhD in 2001 in Social Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed two years of postdoctoral training at the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo before joining the psychology department at Kennesaw State University in 2003. In 2011, she became the Associate Director for Graduate Student Support and Undergraduate Research at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and in 2016 she became the Director of Undergraduate Research in the Office of Research. She serves as the chair of the Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research and is the coordinator of the 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which is being held on the Kennesaw campus. In 2010, she won the Kennesaw State University Distinguished Teaching Award.

    • Kaelyn Ireland

      Kaelyn Ireland

      Student Assistant

      Kaelyn is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University with a double major in Psychology and Modern Language & Culture (Spanish) and expects to graduate in 2020. Kaelyn’s work with the Office of Undergraduate Research includes serving as a student editor of The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research (KJUR); planning for research-related events on campus, including the Symposium of Student Scholars and the hosting of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in 2019; and informing KSU undergraduate students across all disciplines about research opportunities through the university.

      • Emily Deibler

        Emily Deibler

        Student Intern

        Emily is a graduate student at Kennesaw State University. After earning a B.A. in English at KSU in 2017, she is currently working towards her M.A. in Professional Writing. During her work as a social media intern and coordinator for the KSU Writing Center, she began research on the health benefits of reflective writing in academia, presenting what she learned at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference and the KSU Symposium of Student Scholars. She currently works as an editor for the English Department’s newsletter The Broadside and interns as an editor for The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research.