As a Clinical Trials assistant, Elizabeth (Liz) Glenn helps with administering cognitive, behavioral, sensory, and pediatric psychiatric assessments on children with and without autism. She is currently working on one study that aims to harness technology as an early screening tool for autism, and another that is investigating the role of sensory-overresponsivity in the development of anxiety in kids with and without autism.
Liz graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and Music from Furman University in Greenville, SC in the spring of 2016. There she designed a new study on embodied cognition effects on preschoolers, and also finished up data collection and presented a poster on the results at Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) on preschooler’s moral evaluation of environmentally harmful actions. She also administered clinical interviews to college students to determine how mental health diagnoses change over time in relation to college stressors and resiliency factors.
Liz is passionate about working with children and advocating for children’s issues, and in the past has interned for a child welfare non-profit, a domestic violence non-profit, and has worked as an autism ABA therapist. In the future, she plans to pursue a PhD in School Psychology, so she can continue to advocate for children with diverse educational needs, and also advocate for educational policies that are founded in research.
1. Glenn, L., Tapp, A., Hahn, E.R. "Sharp Judgments: The effects of haptic interaction with shape on preschoolers’ social perception" (April 12, 2016). Furman Engaged!. Paper 229.
2. Glenn, L., Duer, J.K., Garrett, M., Hahn, E.R. (2015, October) Preschoolers' moral evaluation of environmentally-‐harmful actions. Poster accepted at the 2015 Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists conference, Winston-Salem, NC