Alison Caldwell-Andrews

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mind-Body Medicine -Yale Preoperative Anxiety Research Group, Yale University School of Medicine, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2000
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Presidential Fellowship (1996-1997) and Quality Achievement Fellowships (1995-1998), University of Kentucky, 1998
  • B.S. with University Honors in Family Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1990

I absolutely love connecting with young adults. Teaching, mentoring and being around the students here at Southern Virginia University is like a dream come true. Teaching is like dancing down a hallway and throwing open all the doors to possibility. There are so many different ways to find interest, excitement and meaning in the world of psychology; that hallway has unlimited doors ready to fling open! Come find out what creates the spark for you.


Education


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mind-Body Medicine -Yale Preoperative Anxiety Research Group, Yale University School of Medicine, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2000
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Presidential Fellowship (1996-1997) and Quality Achievement Fellowships (1995-1998), University of Kentucky, 1998
  • B.S. with University Honors in Family Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1990

Courses


  • Psychology Major: General Psychology, Research Methods, Psychology of Trauma, History & Systems, Applied Methodology-Psychology of Medicinal Herbalism
  • Family & Human Development Major: Introduction to Research Methods

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Joined the Southern Virginia University faculty in 2019
  • Principal Scientific Advisor, Solle Naturals, Pleasant Grove, Utah 2011-present
  • Independent Leadership Consultant 2013-present
  • Taught Introductory Psychology and Abnormal Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University, 2006
  • Faculty, Associate Research Scientist Track, Yale University School of Medicine, 2002-2006
  • Co-Instructor, Regional Mental Health Training, 1999
  • Taught Introductory Psychology at the University of Kentucky, 1999

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • Written work includes 28 peer-reviewed publications, three books and workbooks, and seven magazine articles
  • A reviewer of Anesthesiology (2003), Pain Medicine (2005-2006), Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2005), and Anesthesia & Anesthesiology (2006-2009)
  • Taught various leadership seminars across the country, focus on accountability, behavior change, identifying motivation and countering fear, as well as contents of a self-developed curriculum

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • “Y” Scholar Award; Omicron Nu Honor Society, Brigham Young University, 1990