Ellen B. Lucas (formerly Mauer) has been on staff at the Counseling Center at Ball State University for the past 13 years. She is currently the Associate Director at the Counseling Center and coordinates the center's outreach and consultation programs. Her area of expertise is with eating disorders and she has been in private practice treating a wide range of psychological disorders for the past 13 years. Mauer earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, her Masters of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in College Student Personnel at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Davis. She is a licensed psychologist and is co-president of the Eating Disorders Task force of Indiana. She has made numerous presentations in the areas of psychological issues such as stress management, self-esteem, eating disorders and depression and suicide at local and state wide conferences. She has published articles on career related topics in a variety of journals. She is a member of the American Psychological Association as well as the Academy for Eating Disorders. She enjoys traveling and has lived in Australia and traveled extensively. She also enjoys fitness activities and was an aerobic instructor.