You @ Davidson Connection. Balance. Fulfillment.

You@Davidson is a landmark research project designed to explore the individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors that contribute to the development of healthy and fulfilling lives for students in college and beyond.

3500 Students at 4
Davidson Duke Furman JCSU
College Campuses
over 4 Years
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The Project

You@Davidson is a collaborative effort between researchers in the Department of Psychology and researchers and student affairs staff at Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University. Results from this cutting-edge research will be used to inform the development of campus programming designed to help students build healthy and fulfilling lives in college and beyond.

Students and parents of the incoming Class of 2018 have the unique opportunity to share their experiences and perspective, which will inform the development of campus programming and contribute to our scientific understanding of emerging adulthood.

Davidson College is a community that works together to study, learn, and thrive, and we are counting on YOU to help us make your time at Davidson the best it can be!

The You@Davidson project is funded by The Duke Endowment, a private foundation dedicated to strengthening communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits.

The Team

Cole Barton Principal Investigator

Cole Barton is the C. Louise Nelson Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Davidson College. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah, and his research interests are in the physiological foundations of emotion and stress in interpersonal behavior. A clinical psychologist, he has studied stressful arousal and coping in families of missing children, military families, cardiac rehabilitation patients, and college students.

Tom Shandley Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Tom Shandley has been involved in student affairs work for 36 years. His professional interests include leadership development, professional ethics, honor systems, generational theories, and politics in higher education. Dr. Shandley has a B.A. in Psychology from Simpson College, an M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Higher Education. He also attended the Harvard Educational Management Institute in 2003.

Lauren Stutts Principal Investigator

Lauren Stutts is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Davidson in 2005 and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida in 2010. Her specialty area is health/medical psychology with a focus on cardiac, pain, weight loss, and rehabilitation populations. She has also been involved in the area of positive psychology in recent years. In addition, she is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and serves as a part-time clinician in the community.