Professor Elken joined the College of Business and Leadership as the Business Programs’ Internship Coordinator in the fall of 2013. She was drawn to Eastern because the University allows her to combine her teaching and coaching background with her knowledge and contacts in local business to honor God by preparing students to enter the workforce well. Her position helps her pursue her passion of meeting students where they are and helping them move forward in skills and experiences to prepare and engage to meet current challenges and move forward to the next season of their lives in the workplace. She also took over the role of Faculty Chair to the Leadership Fellows Scholarship Program in the fall of 2022. Through this program she partners with Faculty and the Student Board to run a year-round experience for 70+ freshmen through seniors focused on the principles of servant leadership. She started her career in Downingtown School District, then transitioned to Tredyffrin Easttown School District. Following that she found her way to Eastern University.
University Of Pennsylvania- M.Ed.
Wheaton College- B.A. English
Recently, she co-presented at DVSAC on 2/21/20 regarding One credit, big results: faculty and staff partnership in career development courses.
She teaches a plethora of courses which are: (Internship) ACCT 495, BUSA 495, DTSC 495, (Career Courses) BUSA 140, BUSA 141, BUSA 142, (Leadership Development) LDEV 305, LDEV 400, (Honor Society) Advisor Delta Mu Delta.