Megan Golonka
Research Scientist

Megan Golonka is a research scientist with the Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resiliency (C-StARR). Her areas of interest include risk behavior, social media use, and peer relationships among adolescents and emerging adults.

Golonka originally joined the Center as a senior research aide (2001-2004) after receiving her B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She later worked as a project coordinator with the Center's Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center (2004-2008) before attending graduate school. Golonka received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Duke University in 2013, along with a certificate in college teaching from the Duke University Graduate School. She spent a year teaching emerging adulthood in the Duke University Thompson Writing Program before returning to the Center to focus on research in July 2014.

  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Duke University - 2013
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology, Duke University - 2011
  • B.A. University of Notre Dame - 2000

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