Elizabeth A Goncy (Liz), PhD
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Psychology
 Office: UN 248
 Phone: 216-687-2546
 Email: e.goncy@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UN 248, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
dating abuse, aggression, adolescence, young adults, substance use, delinquency, prevention, intervention, victimization, bullying, relationships, dating, peers, parent child relationship, measurement, dyadic data, longitudinal data, treatment implementation, fidelity
B.A., Psychology/Music, University of Akron, 2001
M.A., Psychology, Cleveland State University, 2005
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prevention Science/Quantitative Methodology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013
Brief Bio:
Dr. Goncy joined the CSU Psychology faculty in the Fall of 2016. Within her previous position at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Goncy completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and grant funded by the National Institute of Justice on adolescent dating abuse in middle school youth. Dr. Goncy is a licensed psychologist with expertise in assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. She completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham through the Civitan-Sparks Clinic, Alabama Children's Hospital and the UAB Medical Center.
Honors and Awards:
Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2018
Credentialed as a National Register Health Service Psychologist, 2016
Excellence in Research, Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Science, 2015
Reuter Developmental Science Fellowship, 2010
Judie Fall Lasser Research Scholarship, 2009
Outstanding Woman Student, University of Akron, 2001
Research Interests:
Dr. Goncy's program of research focuses on the importance of relationships (e.g., romantic, peer, parent-child) on adolescent and young adulthood outcomes, specifically dating abuse, other forms of violence, victimization, and substance use. Specifically, her main research interests are understanding: 1) the etiology of aggression in adolescence and young adulthood including the identification of risk and protective factors and consequences such as victimization and adjustment difficulties, and 2) the development of other externalizing behaviors (e.g., substance use, delinquency) and resulting victimization and their relation to risk and protective factors. Secondary interests include person-centered and variable-centered approaches to measurement, treatment implementation and fidelity, and development and evaluation of prevention and intervention programs in these areas. She also applies innovative methods and statistical techniques to promote science on issues such as measurement, longitudinal modeling, and use of multi-method or cross-informant data.
Teaching Areas:
Dr. Goncy is currently teaching PSY220 Child Development, PSY535 Clinical Interviewing, and several undergraduate and graduate independent studies. Her lab currently has 19 members. She is also the Director of the Honors Program for the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Goncy has also previously taught Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods in Psychology, graduate level Clinical Interviewing, and several semesters of lab experiences in psychology.
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association, Member since 2000
Society for Prevention Research
University Service:
Clinical Program Committee, Psychology
Psi Chi, National Honor Society, co-advisor
Research Grants:
Teen dating violence victimization in an urban sample of early adolescents: Measurement, prevalence, trajectories, and consequences (1/1/2013-12/31/2016)
This grant's primary objective is to complete a series of secondary data analysis projects which examine dating violence/aggression in an urban sample of middle school students with specific focus on measurement, prevalence, the trajectory of dating violence, associated risk factors, and adjustment.
Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Role: Principal Investigator
Grant No: 2012-IJ-CX-0014
Total Award: $297,297

Reuter Fellowship in Developmental Science (9/1/2009-8/31/2010)
This fellowship is awarded to one outstanding doctoral student at Kent State University contributing to and studying in the area of human development to provide full-time support for completion of the dissertation.
Source: Kent State University, Jeannette and Louis Reuter Endowment Fund
Role: Principal Investigator
Total Award: $12,000