• 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

      Student Assistant

      Kaelyn is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who is double majoring 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.