Rebecca is the 2016-2017 URC Director. She is a senior studying psychology and speech pathology. Her courses of study have led her to various research experiences while studying at Gordon. Under the leadership and mentorship of Dr. Susan C. Bobb, associate professor of psychology, Rebecca has conducted psycholinguistic and bilingual research both independently and alongside Dr. Bobb through Gordon’s Provost Research Fellowship. With Dr. Bobb, Rebecca has worked to found the Neuroscience of Language and Bilingualism Lab and Research Group at Gordon College, which primarily pursues research questions that utilize the Electroencephalogram Lab established by the Department of Psychology. Journeying on from Gordon College, Rebecca desires to pursue academic and clinical work in the field of speech science. Apart from research, Rebecca has been involved in Gordon College’s Office of Community Engagement, La Vida sherpa and apprentice programs, Scientific Enterprise peer mentoring, and Bennett Center staff.
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Natalie Hoey, a junior studying psychology and English, is the 2016-2017 URC assistant director. Natalie’s passion for undergraduate research was first sparked by her involvement in several research projects under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Gerber, associate professor of psychology, as well as Dr. Bert Hodges, professor of psychology. Last summer, Natalie worked at an Integrative Psychiatric Medical Practice in Export, PA under the direction of psychiatrist Dr. Safdar Chaudhary and mental health and addiction therapist James Ellermeyer, an experience that further validated for her the value of research and its real-world application. Apart from her work in psychology, Natalie has been involved in Gordon College’s La Vida Adirondack and Discovery programs, Vox Populi Literary Journal, and Writing Center peer tutoring staff.
Elisha Antunes is a senior biblical studies major and psychology minor. Growing up, he discovered an interest in the the humanities, exploring the fields of art, literature and religion. While attending a public high school, Elisha initiated an after-school organization focused on uniting students to openly discuss and examine relevant social issues within a biblical framework. In addition, Elisha was extensively involved in ministry within his local church, establishing a youth group and actively engaging in nursing home ministry. During his time at Gordon College, he has had the opportunity to research motivated visual perception--a psychological phenomenon in which people perceive objects to be closer or further from them based on their internal motivations and desires. Elisha also serves as a member of the Student Ambassador Committee.
Emma is a biology major with a concentration in biotechnology and a minor in chemistry. She discovered her love of science during high school while combining it with her love of literature and writing. She worked on cancer research and bioinformatics research before attending Gordon and is excited to pursue her research further with the Department of Biology. Not limited to the sciences, Emma is an A.J. Gordon Scholar and a writer for Exit 17 Live, as well as a student librarian at Jenks Library.
Hannah is a junior psychology major and English minor hailing from Seoul, South Korea. She grew up in Mongolia, America, China and most recently lived in Marzell, Germany before coming to Gordon. As a TCK (third-culture kid), she is interested in cross-cultural research and psychology of religion. In the past, she has served in Residence Life, the Catacombs worship team, and served as the Counseling Center and International Student Services student intern, and the Princemere editor.
Courtney is a junior elementary education and mathematics major with concentrations in special education and English as a second language (ESL). Courtney has worked with Dr. Eichhorn on research in the field of education looking at the math identities of preservice early and elementary teachers through Gordon’s Provost Research Fellowship. Though Courtney is new to the field of research, she is interested in pursuing her research further in the years after graduation. In addition to her studies, Courtney volunteers at the rock gym, tutors students and served on the Student Venues Council.