EPIC Research scientist, Dr. Jalisha Jenifer, has accepted a job as an Associate Director of Faculty Development at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies. Dr. Jenifer investigates how students’ emotions and beliefs about learning relate to their decision-making behavior and academic outcomes. She is particularly interested in how negative thoughts and anxiety impact decision-making in STEM courses and how cognitive interventions can be utilized to improve STEM performance. Dr. Jenifer earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago and her B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University.
Dr. Jalisha Jenifer
Dr. Jenifer will continue to collaborate with EPIC as a senior research scientist in writing and designing research projects.