Jordan Ellis

Graduate Students

Jordan Ellis is a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Health Psychology program at Appalachian State University and has been a member of the Eating Behaviors lab since he began his studies in 2013. Jordan earned his bachelors in Health and Wellness Promotion from UNC Asheville in 2011, which has contributed, to his interests in the relationships between lifestyle factors and psychological well-being. Under the mentorship of Dr. Galloway, Jordan completed and defended his master’s thesis which explored relationships between picky eating and parental pressure to eat in childhood and intuitive eating and disordered eating behaviors in adulthood. Jordan plans on continuing his education and completing a doctoral program in clinical psychology, and his future interests include health behavior change, eating behavior, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the application of ACT in integrative care settings. He is currently on his final internship at the ASU Psychology Clinic. When Jordan gets a break from school he enjoys mountain biking in Pisgah Forest, playing guitar, and spending time outdoors with his wife and dog.