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Northwest Missouri State University


Alisha Francis

Alisha Francis

Email

Office

2325 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1269
660.562.1731 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2006

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
    • Specialty in Organizational Psychology with a Certificate in Women's Studies Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
  • Master of Science (Research) in Psychology
    • Specialty in Organizational Psychology Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Majors in Psychology and Business Administration, Communication Minor
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Stephens College (Columbia, MO)

Courses Taught

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology of Groups and Teams
  • Introduction to Psychological Experimentation
  • Psychology in Film
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • History and Systems of Psychology

Academic Interests

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Group and team dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Emotions in Organizations
  • College student development

Scholarly Activity

Publications
(underlined co-authors were undergraduate students at the time the manuscript was prepared)                     

  • Francis, A. (2011, September 24). A hammer, a nail, and YouTube: Expanding your instructional technology toolbox. [Review of the book Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Connecting to Psychology and the Social Sciences]. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (34).
  • Wilson, M., & Francis, A.L. (2011). Assisting sexual abuse victims: The school counselor's role. The Counseling Interviewer, 43 (4), 5-7.
  • Francis, A., & Barnett, J. (in press). The effect and implications of a "self-correcting" assessment procedure. Teaching of Psychology.
  • Francis, A. (2010, November 7). If you can't stand the heat . . . take off your coat: The affective state of groups and the role of the facilitator. [Review of the book Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage]. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (46).
  • Francis, A. (2010). The dynamics of meetings: The influence of purpose, structure, process, and participants [Monograph]. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.

National Conference Presentations
(underlined co-authors were undergraduate students at the time of the presentation)        

  • Francis, A. & Flanigan, A. (2011, October). Self-directed learning goes to school: Implications for motivation and engagement. Presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, San Diego, CA.
  • Francis, A. & Flanigan, A. (2011, May). Self-directed learning and academic motivation: pedagogical implications. Poster session presented at the 23rd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Francis, A. & Hulgan, M.G. Jr. (2011, May). Positive family spillover: Relationships with undergraduates academic performance, self-efficacy and academic motivation. Poster session presented at the 23rd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Haberyan, A.B., Barnett, J. & Francis, A.L., (2010, May). The impact of intruder drills on students' perceptions of anxiety and safety. Poster session presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
  • Francis, A.L., & Hendrix, R. (2010, May). Faculty and student ratings of undergraduate research presentations at a regional conference. Poster session presented at for the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
  • Francis, A.L. (2009, October). Self-made knowledge: Engaging experiences and emotion in a psychology of gender course. Presentation at the Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology conference, Atlanta, GA.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Director of the Freshman Seminar Program
  • Association for Psychological Science member
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology member
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology member

Other

  • Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT200)