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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Janet Peters

Clinical Associate Professor

Ph.D. Colorado State University, 2014

Contact Information

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

More Information…

• 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.