PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Human Development and Family Studies, 2006
MS, Pennsylvania State University, Human Development and Family Studies, 2003
BS, Cornell University, Human Development, 2001
Psych 100: Introduction to Psychology
Psych 200: Elementary Statistics in Psychology
Psych 412: Adolescence
Psych 479/Wmn St 471: Psychology of Gender
HD FS 129: Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
HD FS 239: Adolescent Development
HDFS 433: Developmental Transition to Adulthood
Body image, the developmental periods of adolescence and emerging adulthood
Gillen, M. M., Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2012). An examination of dieting behaviors among adults: Links with depression. Eating Behaviors, 13, 88-93.
Goins, L., Markey, C. N., & Gillen, M. M. (in press). Understanding men’s body image in the context of their romantic relationships. American Journal of Men’s Health.
Gillen, M. M., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2012). Gender and racial/ethnic differences in body image development among college students. Body Image, 9, 126-130.
Gillen, M. M., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2011). Body size perceptions in racially/ethnically diverse men and women: Implications for body image and self-esteem. North American Journal of Psychology, 13, 447-467.
Gillen, M. M., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2011). The “freshman 15”: Trends and predictors in a sample of multiethnic men and women. Eating Behaviors, 12, 261-266.
Lefkowitz, E. S., Gillen, M. M., & Vasilenko, S. (2010). Putting the romance back into sex: Sexuality in romantic relationships. In F. Fincham & M. Cui (Eds.), Romantic relationships in emerging adulthood (pp. 213-233). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Gillen, M. M., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2009). Emerging adults’ perceptions of messages about physical appearance. Body Image, 6, 178-185.
Gillen, M. M., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2006). Gender role development and body image among male and female first year college students. Sex Roles, 55, 25-37.
Gillen, M. M., Lefkowitz, E. S., & Shearer, C. L. (2006). Does body image play a role in risky sexual behavior and attitudes? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 243-255.
Lefkowitz, E. S., & Gillen, M. M. (2005). “Sex is just a normal part of life”: Sexuality in emerging adulthood. In J. J. Arnett & J. L. Tanner (Eds.), Coming of age in the twenty-first century: The lives and contexts of emerging adults (pp. 235-255). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Outstanding Research Fellowship, Penn State Abington, 2011
Outstanding Teacher, Tenure Line, Penn State Abington, 2010
Abington College Nominee, Eisenhower/Atherton/Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2011
Psychological and Social Sciences (PSS) Rubin Grants, 2008 – 2011