Dr. Elizabeth J. Russell


  • PhD Counseling Psychology – University of Akron
  • MA Clinical Psychology – Cardinal Stritch University
  • BA Psychology, Communication Studies – Marquette University

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Russell’s interests lie in the areas of feminist identity development, psychological well-being, mental health and relationship health.

Dr. Russell teaches various courses:

  • PSY 250 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 305 Theories of Personality
  • PSY 319 Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 325 Social Psychology
  • PSY 420 Abnormal Psychology

Supervised Student Research

There may be opportunities available to assist Dr. Russell with her research on feminist identity development in college students. Students are also welcome to propose ideas for independent research projects.

Selected Publications

Russell, E. J., & Weigold, I. K. (2020). Work stress and comfort in university faculty: Do gender and academic field matter? Journal of Employment Counseling, 57(3), 130-142.

Weigold, I. K., Weigold, A., Russell, E. J., Wolfe, G. L., Prowell, J. L., & Martin-Wagar, C. A. (2020). Personal growth initiative and mental health: A meta-analysis. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98, 376-390.

Weigold, I. K., Weigold, A., Russell, E. J., & Drakeford, N. M. (2014). Examination of the psychometric properties of the Personal Growth Initiative Scale – II in an African American sample. Assessment, 21, 754-764.

Rogers, J. R., & Russell, E. J. (2014). A framework for bridging cultural barriers in suicide risk assessment: The role of compatibility heuristics. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 55-72.

Weigold, A., Weigold, I. K., & Russell, E. J. (2013). Examination of the equivalence of self-report survey-based paper-and-pencil and internet data collection methods. Psychological Methods, 18, 53-70.