News & Announcements

Dr. Goncy Receives Outstanding Research Award

Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of our Outstanding Research Award is Dr. Elizabeth Goncy.

Dr. Goncy is a productive scholar with 24 peer reviewed publications, one of her most recent publications being a single author meta-analysis published in Psychology of Violence titled “A meta-analysis linking inter-parental aggression to adolescent and young adulthood physical and psychological dating abuse.”  Dr. Goncy’s work has broad implications for the way we understand dating, dating violence, and adolescent development broadly.  

Dr. Goncy has received $300,000 in funding from the National Institute of Justice and is currently a Co-Investigator on R01 grant under review with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  With over 484 citations of her manuscripts, active research collaborations both at Cleveland State University and nationally, and over 62 conference presentations; Dr. Goncy’s research is far reaching and has direct implications for the creation of evidence-based programming to support healthy adolescent development.

Dr. Goncy’s impact through her research doesn’t stop there—the majority of her work is done alongside students who cite Dr. Goncy’s mentorship on their thesis, honors projects, and research experiences as invaluable.  Dr. Goncy has or is currently serving as the thesis advisor for 10 graduate students, 2 McNair scholars, and 14 Honor’s Program projects.  She has worked closely with these students including them on publications, presentations, and working with them to secure funding for research projects.

The Department of Psychology commends Dr. Goncy for her impressive body of work and thanks her for her dedication to supporting youth, CSU students, and the Department of Psychology as a whole.