Elise Dykhuis

Elise Dykhuis, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and data analyst at the United States Military Academy. Her research focuses broadly on individual pathways for character development and her work integrates the concept of character virtues with developmental theory and metatheory. Her current work focuses on character measurement and how assessment of character development can be improved, as well as how developmental modeling of character can be more situation- and person-sensitive. She previously worked in the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University, where she directed assessment and empirical research related to character interventions in college and professional school settings. Given her interest and work in intellectual humility, she has also consulted on various other character intervention projects in higher education, especially in the space of promoting civil discourse strategies on college campuses (e.g., Bridging the Gap). She received her B.A. in Psychology and German from the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.