Elaine C. Nocks
laine Nocks is a social psychologist with related
interests in religion and women’s studies. She received the B.A. in
Psychology from Winthrop College, the M.A. in Psychology from the
University of Florida, and the Ph.D. in Psychology from the University
of North Carolina. In 1996, she completed the Master of Divinity degree
at The Candler School of Theology of Emory University. Courses that she
taught at Furman include: General Psychology, Social Psychology,
Theories of Personality, and Organizational Psychology. She has also
co-taught Psychology of Religion and Women’s Studies.
present, Elaine is currently the Director of Furman’s Center for
Theological Exploration of Vocation, funded by a $2 million grant from
the Lilly Endowment, Inc. In that capacity, she plans and directs a
variety of programs, ranging from a high school theology institute
(summer) to programs for Furman faculty, students, alumni, and for
persons in the local community who are interested in topics of faith
development and vocation. Currently she teaches a freshman seminar on
Callings: Explorations of Vocation.
addition to spending time with family, she enjoys walking as a regular
exercise, and quilting as a hobby. Reading is a passion, especially
contemporary literature and theology.
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