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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Janet Peters

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: CIC 125D (Tri-Cities Campus)
Phone: 509-372-7431

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• PhD, Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University, 2014
• M.S., Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University, 2010
• B.S., Psychology & Human Development, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, 2008

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2014 from Colorado State University
Academic Interests
• Introductory Psychology
• Elementary Statistics in Psychology
• Research Methods
• Organizational Psychology
• Special Topics: Professional Skills for Psychology Majors
• Freshman Seminar

• Student, Employee, and Faculty Engagement
• Innovative Instruction and High Engagement Pedagogy
• Student Leadership Development
• Student Attitudes Towards Statistics

Recent Recognitions
• 2017 WSUTC Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient
• 2017 LIFT Faculty Fellow and AVID Instructor
• 2017 Center for Civic Engagement Faculty Fellow
• 2017 Research paper on employee engagement ranked among the Top 10 most important articles of 2016 with practical significance to organizations

Recent Presentations & Publications
• Peters, J.M., Snell, C., & Almeida, A. (2017). Teaching Statistics to Psychology Majors Using Service Learning. Symposium presented at the international conference of European Psychology of Teaching and Learning, Salzburg, Austria
• Peters, J.M (2017, October). Making the “Mean” Meaningful: A New Strategy for Student Engagement in Statistics Courses. Paper presented at the annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, San Antonio, TX
• Peters, J.M (2017, May). Bring Your Best: Leveraging the strengths of peers to teach Introductory Psychology. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Teaching of Introductory Psychology, Seattle, WA
• Kiersch, C.E. & Peters, J.M. (2017). Leadership from the inside out: Student leadership development within authentic leadership and servant leadership frameworks. Journal of Leadership Education.
• Byrne, Z.S., Peters, J.M., & Weston, J. (2016). The struggle with employee engagement: Measures and construct clarification using five samples. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(9), 1201-1227.


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