ALICIA WALKER, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave
Strong Hall 466
Springfield, MO 65897
Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Sociology, May 2015
“Can I have that on the side?”: Women’s experiences and meaning-making of outside relationships concurrent to primary partnerships
Committee: Claire Renzetti (Chair), Members: Edward Morris, Shaunna Scott, and Melissa Stein
Exam Areas: Social Inequality; Marriage, Family & Relationships; Gender & Sexuality; Media and Culture (2014)
M.Ed. Educational Administration, Texas State University, 2010
Thesis: Opting Out as a Means of Exerting Control: The Underachievement of Boys on a High-performing Campus
Certification: Secondary Principal (6-12)
Post-Bac Education, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1995
Cert Certification: Secondary English Teacher (6-12)
B.A. English, University of Tampa, 1992
Recipient Summer Faculty Fellowship, College of Humanities and Public Affairs,
Missouri State University, Summer 2016 ($6,000)
Recipient Summer Faculty Fellowship, College of Education, Missouri State
University, Summer 2015 ($6,000)
Recipient University of Kentucky Beers Fellowship, May 2013 ($1,000)
8/2016—present Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Missouri State University
8/2015—7/2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Missouri State University
1/2015—4/2015 Adjunct instructor, Transylvania University
8/15/11—6/23/15 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky
Microteaching Leader, Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation and Training, University of Kentucky, August 18-20, 2014
Summer 2012 Research Assistant to Dr. Brea Perry
Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky
Study on: Poverty, culture, and consumption in families and communities:
Exploring the link between childhood obesity and socioeconomic status
8/08-6/11 Founding Faculty, English Teacher,
Walsh Middle School, Round Rock ISD, Round Rock, TX
Cooperating Teacher for Student Teacher
Coordinator Mentoring Program
Coordinator After-School Program
8/06-6/08 English Teacher, Stony Point High School
RRISD, Round Rock, TX
Student Council Sponsor
8/94-1/96 English Teacher, Copperas Cove ISD, Copperas Cove, TX
Junior High and High School
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Bush, Amy, Alicia Walker, and Brea Perry. 2017. “‘The Framily Plan’: Examining the Characteristics and Role of Ties Described as Both ‘Friend’ and ‘Family’ in Personal Networks.” Network Science 5(1): 92-107.
Walker, Alicia, Amy Bush, Ken Sanchagrin, and Jonathon Holland. 2016. “We’ve Got to Keep Meeting Like This”: A Pilot Study Comparing Academic Performance in Shifting-Membership Cooperative Groups Versus Stable-Membership Cooperative Groups in an Introductory-Level Lab. College Teaching 65(1): 9-16.
Walker, Alicia. 2014. “Revenge of the Beta Boys: Opting Out as an Exercise in Masculinity.” McGill Journal of Education 49(1):183-2000.
Walker, Alicia. 2014. “‘Our Little Secret’: How Publicly Heterosexual Women Make Meaning from their “Undercover” Same-sex Sexual Experiences.” Journal of Bisexuality 14(2):194-208.
2015. Included in “Most Read Behavioral Sciences Article Collection.” Routledge. http://bit.ly/behavioral-sciences-most-read
Walker, Alicia. 2014. “‘I’m not a lesbian; I’m just a freak’: A Pilot Study of the Experiences of Women in Assumed-Monogamous Other-Sex Unions Seeking Secret Same-Sex Encounters Online, their Negotiation of Sexual Desire, and Meaning-Making of Sexual Identity.” Sexuality & Culture 18(4):911-935 Doi: 10.1007/s12119-014-9226-5
Walker, Alicia and Bret D. Cormier. 2014. “Leveling the Playing Field: The Normed Opportunity Paradigm.” American Secondary Education Journal 43(1):33-51
Walker, Alicia. The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife: Power, Pragmatism, and Pleasure in Women’s Infidelity. Lexington Books, imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. [Due in print in November].
CHAPTERS IN ACADEMIC BOOKS
Walker, Alicia and Bret D. Cormier. “It’s all in the framing: Impact of teachers’ perceptions of the Millennial cohort in happy, successful teachers versus dissatisfied teachers.” in We’re all in this together: Theory, leadership, and practice in educational leadership at the University of Missouri-Columbia, edited by B.D. Cormier. University of Missouri-Columbia Press. [forthcoming 2018]
Walker, Alicia and Bret D. Cormier. “‘Gotcha!’ The Snare of Teacher Traps: How attitudes and outlooks can trap practice in a sphere of limited efficacy and influence.” in We’re all in this together: Theory, leadership, and practice in educational leadership at the University of Missouri-Columbia, edited by B.D. Cormier. University of Missouri-Columbia Press. [forthcoming 2018]
REFEREED MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVISE AND RESUBMIT
Kuperberg, Arielle and Alicia Walker. “On the Down Low or Down for Anything?” Sexual Identity and Behavior in College Students’ Same-Sex and and Other-Sex Hookups.” Archives of Sexual Behavior.
REFEREED MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW
Walker, Alicia. “Having your cake and eating it too: Factors impacting life satisfaction during outside partnerships concurrent to primary partnerships.” Sexuality & Culture
PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
Walker, Alicia. 2016. “Limited-Time Offer: Women's Economic view of their participation in secret outside partnerships concurrent to their primary partnerships.” Presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Sex Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. November 18.
Walker, Alicia. 2015. “‘Sometimes the Real Me gets to Come out and Play’: Women’s Meaning-Making in Outside Partnerships Concurrent to Primary Partnerships.” Presented at Regulating Intimacy Symposium, Bloomington, IN. September 26.
Walker, Alicia. 2015. “Hold the Mushy Stuff”: Women’s Boundary Setting and Meaning-making within Outside Partnerships Concurrent to their Primary Partnerships.” Presented at Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. August 22.
Walker, Alicia. 2014. “Having your cake and eating it too: Factors Impacting Life Satisfaction during Outside Partnerships Concurrent to Primary Partnerships.” Presented at American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. August 15.
Walker, Alicia. 2013. Beyond “the down low”: How Publicly Heterosexual Women Make Meaning from their “Undercover” Same-sex Sexual Experiences. Mid-South Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA, October 23-26.
Holland, Jonathon, Alicia Walker and Amy Bush. 2013. “Is there an A in Team? Comparing Team-Based Learning and Individual Learning Styles in Sociology 101 Recitations Sections.” North Central Sociological Association. Indianapolis, IN, April 5.
Cormier, Bret D., Matthew M. Munich, Alicia Walker, and Raymond Martinez. 2012. Research Roundtable, “The Achievement Gap: Implications on College and Career Readiness.” Teaching and Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent. National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) 40th Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, November 14-18.
Bret D. Cormier and Alicia Walker. 2012. “Administrator Traps: How to Get Rid of Your Best Teachers.” The Gathering Place. 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 5-8.
Bret D. Cormier and Alicia Walker. 2012. “How to create dropouts and marginalize students: Teacher Traps.” The Gathering Place. 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 5-8.
Cormier, Bret D. and Alicia Walker. 2011. “Leveling the Playing Field: The Normed Opportunity Paradigm.” Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. January 7.
Walker, Alicia and Benjamin P. Kramer. 2011. “Mentoring Relationships as a Learning Opportunity for Teachers.” Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans. April 9.
Walker, Alicia and Benjamin P. Kramer. 2010. “Opting out as a means of exertingcontrol: The underachievement of boys on a high-performing campus.” Presented at University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference, New Orleans. October 30.
Martin, Wednesday. 2018. Unture: Why Nearly Everything we Believe about Women, Lust, and Infidelity is Wrong. Little Brown.
Anderson, Charlotte Hilton. 2017. “32 Signs Your Marriage Is Built to Last You don't just love your partner — you also like them.” Redbook. October 30, 2017. http://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/relationships/g13107160/signs-your-marriage-is-built-to-last/?slide=33
WITW Staff. 2017. “Women are cheating on their husbands more than ever.” NY Times. October 5, 2017. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2017/10/05/women-are-cheating-on-their-husbands-more-than-ever-experts-claim/
Brooks, Kim. 2017. “Why so many women cheat on their husbands.” CNN. October 5, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/05/health/why-women-cheat-partner/index.html
Goldberg, Susan. L.M. “How the trans movement is ruining your marriage.” PJ Media. September 28, 2017. https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2017/09/28/trans-movement-logic-ruining-marriage/
Wong, Kim. “Women are cheating on their husbands more and they aren’t the least bit ashamed.” The Stir. September 27, 2017. http://thestir.cafemom.com/love/207484/women_cheating_reasons
Brooks, Kim. 2017. “Why so many women cheat on their husbands.” The Cut. September 21, 2017. https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/why-women-cheat-esther-perel-state-of-affairs.html
Roy, Ishani. 2017. “Parental Happiness Gap in U.S.: Rising Child Care Costs a Key Concern.” IBT. September 9, 2017. http://www.ibtimes.com/parental-happiness-gap-us-rising-child-care-costs-key-concern-2585984
Szczypinski, Sarah. 2017. “The 'happiness gap': What having kids really does to your marriage.” Today Show. June 27, 2017. http://www.today.com/parents/does-having-children-destroy-happy-marriage-t113028
Martin, Wednesday. 2016. “Gay until Labor Day: Stretching Female Sexuality in the Hamptons.” Observer. May 18, 2016. http://observer.com/2016/05/gay-until-labor-day-stretching-female-sexuality-in-the-hamptons/
TEACHING & ADVISING
- SOC 315 The Family (MSU online Summer 17)
- SOC 334 Sociology of Families (University of Kentucky SP 15)
- SOC 152 Social Problems (Fall 17)
- SOC 397 Courtship, Love, and Romance (Fall 17)
- SOC 235 Inequalities in Society (University of Kentucky, online Summer 12 & 14; in person 15)
- SOC 420 Social Inequality (MSU, online Summer 17)
- SOC 150 Introduction to Society (Missouri State University; F15; SP 16; F16; F17)
- SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Transylvania University SP15)
- SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology: Intimate Relationships (UK F14)
- SOC 350 Sociology of Sexuality (inaugural course at UK F13; SP 14)
- SOC 397/SOC 311 Sociology of Sexuality (inaugural course at MSU SP 16)
Got course approved through Senate and assigned a permanent number (SOC 311)
- SOC 337 Sociology of Gender (MSU F16)
- SOC 339 Crime, Law, Deviance (University of Kentucky F14)
3 terms - Introduction to Sociology
1 term - Sociology of Gender
1 term - Work and Organizations
INVITED GUEST LECTURES
Invited Expert, Sexplanations, Hammons House Program. Missouri State University. February 9, 2017.
Invited Expert, Safe Sex, Wells House Program. Missouri State University. October 27, 2016.
Panel Expert, Sexplanations. Freudenberger House Program, Missouri State University, February 9, 2016.
SOC 302 Research Methods, Lecture on Qualitative Methods and Ethical Quandaries (Fall 2014)
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology, Lecture on sexuality (SP2014)
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology, Lecture on sexuality and gender (SP2013)
SOC 302: Sociological Research Methods, Lecture on Qualitative methods (SP2014)
K-Week Session (Freshman Orientation), “Succeeding in SOC 101,” University of
Kentucky, August 27, 2013
Panel Expert, Sex in the Dark, Resident Student Association, University of Kentucky, March, 27, 2014.
Marriage, family, & intimate sexual relationships
Navigation of gender expectations
Sociology of Sexuality
Sociology of Marriage (Courtship, Love, and Romance)
Sociology of Marriage & Family
Gender, Sexuality, and Pop Culture
Marital and Sexual Lifestyles
Introduction to Sociology
Crime & Deviance
Hiring Committee, Missouri State University, Sociology Department. 2016. Member.
--Filled two assistant professor positions.
Recruitment Committee, Missouri State University, Sociology Department. 2016-2017. Sole Member.
--Sociology majors increased from 60 to 99; Sociology minors increased substantially as well.
Graduate Faculty Status
Session Presider, Paper Session, Masculinities, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 30- April 2, 2017.
Session Moderator, Sociology panel, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, “Readiness for the Future: Maximizing Undergraduate Research.” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. April 3-5, 2014.
Session Moderator, Psychology panel, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, “Readiness for the Future: Maximizing Undergraduate Research.” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. April 3-5, 2014.
Grant Review Service
2012 Grassroots Grant, Partners for Youth, Lexington, KY.
Campus Leadership Positions
2012-2013 Representative of Professional Development Committee, Graduate
Journal Reviewer Service
2016- Invited Reviewer Journal of Research on Women and Gender
2016 Invited Reviewer Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology (Compaso)
2015 Invited Reviewer for Women’s Studies Journal
2015 Invited Reviewer for The High School Journal
2014- Invited Reviewer for Teacher Education Quarterly
2012- Referee for Journal of Bisexuality; Journal of Gender Studies; Journal of Sex Research
2012-2013 Reviewer for Journal of the Education of the Gifted
2012-2012 Conference Reviewer for National Women’s Studies Association
2010-2010 Conference Reviewer for UCEA and AERA
2006-2009 Reviewer for English Journal
Society for the Scientific Study of Sex