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Colleen S. Conley

Associate Professor


  • Psychology

Research Interests

  • My research examines trajectories toward psychological well- and ill-being in adolescence and emerging adulthood. These pathways are illuminated in the context of developmental transition periods, such as puberty and school transitions (into middle school, high school, and college). I am also interested in gender issues, such as exploring the characteristics, contexts, and mechanisms that place adolescent girls and young women at elevated risk for internalizing problems, including depression, body image and eating disturbance, and anxiety. It is my hope that this program of research will inform family-, school-, and community-based interventions aimed at building resiliency in adolescents and emerging adults, in the face of normative and atypical developmental challenges.

Regina Conway-Phillips

Assistant Professor


  • Nursing

Research Interests

  • Regina Conway-Phillips’ research interests are in the areas of breast cancer screening, health disparities and spirituality.  Her dissertation research focused on breast cancer screening behavior in African American women utilizing the Salutogenic Framework.  Her current research will utilize a qualitative study of African American women who have never had breast cancer screening and explore the reasons these individuals have not adopted breast cancer screening behaviors, using the grounded theory approach.