Ellen Carpenter, Ph.D.


Teaching Assistant Professor
820 W Franklin St, rm 111
(804) 828-9624

Teaching Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Old Dominion University


I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology from Oberlin College, my master's degree in sport psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and my doctorate in human factors psychology from Old Dominion University while serving as the head cross country coach. My dissertation investigated the relationship between physical activity and working memory in an older population. Classroom pedagogy interests include assessment, engagement and the intersection of technology and cognitive capacity. I volunteer in the community through the National Alliance on Mental Illness as a family-to-family instructor and family support group facilitator.