Winthrop University: COE Faculty Profile - Moyer, Lisa

Name:  Lisa Moyer
Title:  Assistant Professor
Education:  Ph.D. from Auburn University in Human Development and Family Studies (2005)
M.S. from Auburn University in Human Development and Family Studies (2002)
B.S. from the University of Maine in Psychology (magna cum laude; 1999)
Office:  232-E Withers/W.T.S. Building   
Phone:  803/323-2446
Area(s):  Family and Consumer Sciences



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Dr. Moyer's research focuses on grief and social media. She is primarily interested in learning how people use social media websites, like Facebook, to grieve the loss of loved ones. She recently presented a Webinar on this topic for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She works with a team of undergraduate and graduate students on her research team and with her colleague at the University of North Texas (Dr. Suzanne Enck). Dr. Moyer also studies childhood sexual abuse and intimate partner violence. In 2012, Dr. Moyer and Solomohn Ennis-Klyczek, a graduate student in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University, received a grant to develop an educational video about childhood sexual abuse. The video can be viewed here:

Dr. Moyer has taught the following courses: parenting across the lifespan, personal finance, consumer economics, statistics for FCS, program development and evaluation, disadvantaged families, stress and resilience, family life sex education, theories of human development, supervision and administration for FCS careers, child development, and social policy. She emphasizes experiential learning and critical thinking for problem solving. For an example of one of Dr. Moyer's course experiential learning assignments click here:

On a personal note, Dr. Moyer loves to spend time reading, camping, and traveling. She has visited New Zealand, Greece, Italy, St. Thomas, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, and 36 states in the U.S.

Last updated by rayj 05/31/2019

Last Updated: 7/3/19