Elizabeth Donnellan, MEd, ABD
Elizabeth Donnellan holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Education in School and Mental Health Psychology; she will complete a doctorate in interdisciplinary psychology in 2014. She holds certification as a field traumatologist and has been licensed in both the mental health and addictions fields. She has over 14 years of college teaching experience for traditional and online universities. She has professional experience in many clinical areas as both a direct care provider and an administrator, including school counseling (k–12), substance abuse/addictions treatment, mental health counseling, rape/crisis counseling, and traumatology.
Donnellan regularly presents at national conferences (including the Society for Research in Child Development, National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), and Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition) focusing on topics related to memory/learning, working memory and substance use, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and memory function. She has published with Prentice Hall (2006, 2007) and IGI-Global (2014). She mentors student s interested in conducting research through the Kaplan University Psychology Club and frequently invites them to present with her. She has won many teaching and curriculum awards, including the University of South Florida Provost Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2007. Most recently, she was invited by the leadership of NAADAC to travel to Cuba with a delegation of mental health and addictions professionals to meet with government officials and professionals.
Donnellan is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Society for Research in Child Development. She currently serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Technologies and Educational Marketing. Donnellan has been a full-time member of Kaplan University since 2004.