Elizabeth Mazur, Ph.D.

Liz Mazur
Professor, Psychology
Program Coordinator, Psychology
Office Phone
Office Location
Main Building, 104A
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132
    Biography

    Fall 2021

    On-Campus Office Hours: 
    Mondays:  11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays:  11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fridays:  11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Virtual Office Hours:
    By appointment during the week
    ZOOM URL:  https://psu.zoom.us/j/5628485475


    Elizabeth Mazur received her B.A. from  Amherst College, Massachusetts, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research has focused on family stress and coping, especially as regards to physical disability, emotional disability, and parenting, and her current projects address emerging adulthood, online dating for persons with disabilities.  She also has published studies on adolescents' and emerging adults’ social interaction on the Internet. She has been a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), and has co-chaired the Women and Disability Special Committee of Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of APA and the Instructional Resources Grant Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA, Division 2).


    Teaching Interests:  Introductory psychology, psychology of gender, health psychology, adolescence, relationships

    Area(s) of Expertise : Stress and coping in the family; disability; emerging adults; online dating

    Research Interests

    My research mainly focuses on stress and coping, especially as regards to disability. My current projects address emerging adults with disabilities dating online and emerging adults disclosing diagnoses of ADHD and other parts of their identity. I also have published articles and book chapters on adolescents' and emerging adults’ social interaction on the Internet, on families with young children and those with disabled family members, and with my GA colleagues, on elderly adults' internet use. Formerly a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), I recently co-chaired the Special Committee on Women and Disability for the Society for the Psychology of Women. I am currently serving on the editorial board of the journal Current Psychology.

    Publications

    Mazur, E. (2021). Emerging Adults with Disabilities: Looking online for relationships. In E. M. Morgan & M. H. M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Sexuality in Emerging Adulthood (pp. 117-133). Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sexuality-in-emerging-adulthood-9780190057008

    Montecinos, V., Signorella, M. L., & Mazur, E. (2020). Internationalizing the curriculum with United Nations resources. In Anna M. Schwartz & Richard L. Miller (Eds.) High impact educational practices: A review of best practices with illustrative examples (pp. 429-442). Society for the Teaching of Psychology : http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/highimpacted

    Mazur, E. (2020). The Trouble With Tinder: Emerging Adults With Disabilities Dating Online. In M. F. Wright (Ed.), Recent Advances in Digital Media Impacts on Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships (pp. 99-118). IGI Global.

    Mazur, E., Signorella, M. L., & Hough, M. (2018). The internet behavior of older adults. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (4th ed., pp. 7026- 7035). IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch609.

    Mazur, E., & Mickle, C. (2018). Online discourse of the stressors of parenting children with AD/HD, bipolar disorder and internalizing disorders. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 569-579.

    Education

    Amherst College, BA, Psychology

    University of Michigan, MA,  Developmental Psychology

    University of Michigan, PhD, Developmental Psychology

    Papers and Presentations

    Mazur, E. (2021, August). Emerging Adults with Disabilities: Dating Online and Sustaining Relationships. Paper presented at symposium Social Connection and Disability at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

    Mazur, E. (2020, August). Are Emerging Adults with Disabilities Interested in Dating Their Disabled Peers? Paper presented to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

    Mazur, E., Coble-Temple, A., & White, J. (2020, August). What We Don't Know About Disability: A Skill- Based Session to Address Some Knowledge Gaps. Workshop presented to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Co-chair and co-presenter.

    Mazur, E. (2019, August). Nonbinary and trans emerging adults with disabilities dating online: Is difference the norm? Paper presented at symposium Emerging Areas of Science, Practice, and Education with LGBTQ People at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.

    Coble-Temple, A., Mazur, E., & Carlos, M. S. (2019, August). An action-oriented approach to disability competency in research, education, and practice. Skill-building session with CE credit at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago. Co-chair and co-presenter.