Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor, M.S., (she/her) is a Ph.D. Candidate at Oakland University. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Social Psychology with Dr. Michele R. Parkhill. She is interested in researching how males cope with adversity through strengths-based resilience mechanisms, and why some males become perpetrators of intimate partner violence. She is also interested in perceptions of gender identity and how researchers measure gender.
She has been the Conference Director for ResilienceCon since 2014. She is also the Project Manager for the Life Paths Research Center and has 8 years of professional experience in the field of psychology. She was a Visiting Instructor of Psychology at The University of the South, teaching Research Methods and Data Analysis for 4 semesters. Her BA in Psychology and MS in Experimental Psychology are from Augusta University. During her time with Life Paths, Liz has served as Project Manager on grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Digital Trust Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation. Liz has several peer-reviewed publications featured in journals such as Psychology of Violence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Psychological Trauma. Her work has been presented at multiple conferences including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
Liz is the Substance Use Disorder Quality Analyst in the Quality Improvement and Regulatory Compliance Department at Oakland Community Health Network in Troy, Michigan.