Meghan Gillen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Psychological & Social Sciences
Office Phone: 215-881-7478
Office Location: Woodland, 236k

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Research Interests and Innovations

Body and appearance-related issues, including body image, body modification, and eating behavior

The developmental periods of adolescence and emerging adulthood

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

Psych 100: Introduction to Psychology
Psych 200: Elementary Statistics in Psychology
Psych 412: Adolescence
Psych 479/Wmn St 471: Psychology of Gender
Psych 296/496: Independent Studies
Psych 494: Senior Independent Study

HD FS 129: Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
HD FS 239: Adolescent Development
HDFS 433: Developmental Transition to Adulthood

Selected awards, grants, patents, other honors

Scholar Award, Penn State Abington, 2018
Summer Faculty Fellowship, Penn State Abington, 2012
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, 2013

See Dr. Gillen interviewed on South New Jersey News about her research: