Dr. Buddie earned her MA in 1998 and her PhD in 2001 in Social Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed two years of postdoctoral training at the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo before joining the psychology department at Kennesaw State University in 2003. In 2011, she became the Associate Director for Graduate Student Support and Undergraduate Research at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and in 2016 she became the Director of Undergraduate Research in the Office of Research. She has served as the chair of the Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research and was the coordinator of the 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was held on the Kennesaw campus. In 2010, she won the Kennesaw State University Distinguished Teaching Award.