Curriculum Vitae

ALICIA WALKER, Ph.D.

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Office

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Missouri State University

901 S. National Ave

Strong Hall 466

Springfield, MO 65897

Email: aliciawalker@missouristate.edu

 

EDUCATION

 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          

FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED

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)

EMPLOYMENT

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

                        Team Leader

                        Administrative Intern

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

Walker, Alicia. 2018. “Having your cake and eating it too: Factors impacting life satisfaction during outside partnerships concurrent to primary partnerships.” Sexuality & Culture. [forthcoming]

Kuperberg, Arielle and Alicia Walker. 2018. “Heterosexual College Students Who Hook-Up with Same-Sex Partners.”  Archives of Sexual Behavior. [forthcoming]

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

RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS

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.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Walker, Alicia. 2018. “A gift you give yourself, but nothing comes for free: Women's perceptions of costs and benefits of infidelity participation.” Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA. April 7, 2018.

Walker, Alicia. 2018. “A Large Penis is Always Welcome": Women's Vetting Processes and Negotiation of Outside Partnerships Concurrent to Primary Partners.” Pacific Sociological Association. Long Beach, CA. March 30, 2018.          

Walker, Alicia. 2018. “"You’re not the boss of me!": Perceptions of Empowerment in Women’s Participation in Infidelity.” Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MA. February 25, 2018.

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.

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.

DEPARTMENT SERVICE

Scholarship Committee, Missouri State University, Sociology Department. 2018.

            Member.

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

Graduate Faculty Status, University of Missouri

SCHOLARLY SERVICE

Member, Contemporary Council on Families Media Awards Committee.

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       

                        Student Organization

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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society for the Scientific Study of Sex