Gore Named Undergraduate Research Coordinator

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Eastern Kentucky University has named Dr. Jonathan Gore, associate professor of psychology, as Undergraduate Research Coordinator.

Gore has a distinguished record of research on goal motivation, self-concept and culture. Since joining the EKU faculty in 2005, he has published more than 35 articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as topics developed over the years with his students.

He has also assisted in the publication of several student-authored papers in undergraduate journals. Gore’s research interests correspond with his teaching interests. He teaches social psychology, cultural psychology, and research methods to both undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches his “Boot Camp” course every summer, which gives students the experience of writing and submitting their own research paper for publication.

Gore earned a doctoral degree in psychology at Iowa State University, and is an active member of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and the Southeastern Society of Social Psychologists.

The Office of Undergraduate Research coordinates and promotes undergraduate research at EKU, managing such events as Posters-at-the-Capitol and the Undergraduate Presentation Showcase, and publishes an Undergraduate Research Journal.

The Office also assists faculty in mentoring student research projects, encouraging collaborations, publicizing the ongoing undergraduate research activities of the academic departments, developing grant proposals, and representing EKU at regional and national undergraduate research conferences.

Published on June 12, 2014