Alison O’Malley

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. O’Malley is featured in ACUE’s module: Developing Self-Directed Learners and Motivating Your Students

O’Malley teaches a wide variety of undergraduate Psychology courses ranging from statistics and research methods, to conservation psychology with a service-learning component, to an advanced seminar on the psychology of happiness.

O’Malley graduated summa cum laude from Butler University with a BA in Psychology and returned to join the faculty after receiving her MA and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. The role of feedback in the learning process is a recurring theme in O’Malley’s scholarly work. Her publications have appeared in outlets including Journal of Management, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and Teaching of Psychology. She has collaborated with over 40 undergraduate research students in her organizational psychology lab since 2009.