Dr. Elizabeth Matteo

Associate Professor of Psychology


Representative Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • History and Systems
  • Lifespan Development
  • Professional Ethics
  • Internship


  • Ph. D Psychology, Lehigh University
  • MS, M Ed. Psychology and Human Development, Lehigh University
  • BS Psychology, University of Oregon
  • BFA Studio Art, Binghamton University



  • Matteo, E. & Ferrari (2014). A social psychological approach to mission assessment. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 1-13.
  • Ferrari, J., Bottom, T., & Matteo, E. (2014). Sense of community, inclusion, and religious pluralism: A comparison of two Catholic universities. Religious Education.109 (2), 1-14.
  • Matteo, E., Bottom, T., & Ferrari, J. (2013). Measuring students’ perceptions of institutional identity:  Validating the DePaul Mission and Values Inventory at a Franciscan University. Journal of Catholic Higher Education. 32 (2), 123-188.
  • Matteo, E. A qualitative study of undergraduates’ conceptualizations of mental illness. (2013). Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. Special Issue: Education and Training for Social Justice, Community Activism, and Civic Engagement.
  • You, D., & Matteo, E. (February, 2013). Assessing the effectiveness of undergraduate diversity courses using the Multicultural Experiences Questionnaire. Journal of College and Character.
  • Bottom, T.L., Ferrari, J.R., Matteo, E. & Todd, N.R.  (2013). Assessing school sense of community, inclusion, and religious pluralism: Students’ perceptions at two Catholic universities.  Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 41(1). Special Issue: The Campus as Community: Student Perceptions of Their Faith-Based University.
  • Karahalios, V.S., Williams, S.M., Ferrari, J.R., & Matteo, E. (2013). Written in their own voice: First-year and older student perceptions of their university’s identity. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 41(1). Special Issue: The Campus as Community: Student Perceptions of Their Faith-Based University.
  • Ferrari, J. R., Matteo, E. Karahalios, V. & Williams, S. (2012).  “I can make a valuable difference in my community”: community service self-efficacy at two faith-based universities. The Community Psychologist.
  • Matteo, E., & You, D. (2012).  Reducing mental illness stigma in the classroom. Teaching of Psychology, 2.
  • Matteo, E. (2012). A person-scholar approach to mission. Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Best Practices Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2 [March].
  • Moskowitz, G.B., Li, P., & Kirk (Matteo), E. (2004). The implicit volition model: On the preconscious regulation of temporarily adopted goals. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 3, pp. 317–413). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


Conference Presentations

  • Matteo, E. Bringing the ‘Other’ into the Classroom:  An Intervention to Reduce Mental Illness Stigma in Undergraduates, Eastern Psychological Association, March 2012, Pittsburgh,   PA.
  • You, D. & Matteo, E. Assessing the Effectiveness of Diversity Courses Using the Multicultural Experiences Questionnaire. Association of Moral Education, October 2012, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hartman, R. Symanski, M. & Matteo, E.  A Collaborative Team Approach to Women’s Health Research in a Leadership Focused PhD Program, Women in Educational Leadership Conference, October 2011, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Matteo, E. & You, D. The Value in Assessing Moral Education:  Aligning Institutional Mission with Practice. Association of Moral Education, October 2011, Nanjing, China.
  • Matteo, E. & Delbene, R. The Role of Applied Linguistics Research in the Reduction of Mental Illness Stigma. American Association of Applied Linguistics, March 2011, Chicago, Il.
  • Warchal, J. Ruiz, A. & Matteo, E. Gender Equity in Higher Education. American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, August, 2007, San Francisco.
  • Kirk (Matteo), E., Kreb, J., Hennings, M. The Creative Unconscious. European Association of Experimental Social Psychology. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Groningen, Netherlands, August 2004.


Contact Information

Elizabeth Matteo, Ph.D.

Psychology and Counseling Department

Upland, 126B



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