Elizabeth Hough (née Holland)
What skills did you gain that you found to be advantageous from being part of the group?
In 1976, there was no formal group - but I conducted research on the impact of crowding on elementary school children under Dr. Aiello's direction. I learned about data collection and experimental design, which were helpful in my later teaching and in the survey and focus group research I have done throughout my career. I also learned a difficult lesson in time management, when I downgraded my honors thesis to an independent study to complete the 23 credits necessary to graduate on time, in my final semester at Douglass.
What have you been doing since you graduated?
I graduated from Douglass College in May, 1976, and entered the Ph.D. program in Social Psychology at Northwestern University the following fall. I earned my master's degree and doctoral candidacy, but never completed writing up my dissertation research. In 1980, I married and took a position as a community mental health educator, then did corporate training for a savings and loan. After my son was born, I taught psychology part-time at Glassboro State (now Rowan University) and Rutgers Camden. When my second child, a daughter, was five, I returned to full-time employment as the assistant dean for academic services for Rutgers Camden.We moved to California in 1994, and I worked for 12 1/2 years for California State University, Sacramento as a visiting lecturer, a continuing education program manager, a director of development, and, most recently, director for self-support programs for the College of Business Administration. My husband died in 2005, and so, this March, I returned to New Jersey - and Rutgers.
What are you doing now?
I am the director for Rutgers University's New Brunswick Summer and Winter Sessions.