Alli Cipra, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor
  708-534-4972 ext. 4972
  Office Location: G396
  Office Hours: Contact Instructor
  College: COE

  
 
Programs:
Psychology
Division of Psyc and Counseling

  
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Dr. Cipra earned a dual bachelor degree in Psychology and Law & Society from Purdue University. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development with a minor in Brain Sciences from Indiana University. Before joining the faculty at GSU in 2014, she served as faculty at Siena Heights University. Dr. Cipra currently teaches developmental courses, Biopsychology, Social Psychology, Thinking & Writing in Psychology, research and statistics courses, and general education courses.

Dr. Cipra also established and directs the Social Development Lab at GSU. This lab provides students with the opportunity to engage in research within a lab setting and present research at internal and external conferences. The lab is interdisciplinary with a developmental systems approach and accepts students from all programs of study and has current collaborations with faculty from several universities. While specific projects change, Dr. Cipra is involved in research focusing on underrepresented groups in a university setting, transition to college, program evaluation, family interrelational processes and child temperament, and broader social variables, including resiliency and bullying. For more information, to learn about current research projects, or to become a research participant in an open study, please visit Dr. Cipra’s Development Lab site: http://smtechsol.com/Drcipra/index6.html or email her at acipra@govst.edu

PUBLICATIONS

Dermer, S. B., Cipra, A., & Mercer, M. E. (accepted). Unpacking sex positivity: Exploring the definition and implications of sex positivity for the field. Submitted to Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education.

Cipra, B. & Cipra, A. (2019). Replicable strategies for advancing proposal development capacity in teaching-focused institutions. Journal of Grant Professionals Association, 17(1), 11-24.

Cipra, A. & Hall, L. (2019). COREMatters: A bullying intervention pilot study. Research in Middle Level Education, 42(4), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/19404476.2019.1599244

Cipra, A. (2018). Differential susceptibility and kindergarten peer status. Child Indicators Research, 1-21. doi: 10.1007/s12187-018-9545-4

Cipra, A. (2016). Parenting styles. Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. Sage Publications.

WORKS UNDER REVIEW

Radovic Fanta, J., Goode, J. R., Cipra, A., & Vujaklija, A. (under review). Having each other’s back: Fostering belonging for an emerging majority. Journal fo Diversity in Higher Education.
Goode, J. R., Radovic-Fanta, J., Cipra, A., Vujaklija, A., Marak, A., Vendrely, A., & West, P. (unpublished manuscript). Learning communities for the emerging majority: A review of design and practice at a university in transition.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORK

Cipra, A. (2017). “Why do we Lie?,” CounterPoint, PBS Lakeshore Public Media, 9 July 2017.

Cipra, A. (2016). Moral development during adolescence. [Video tutorial]. Sage Publications.

Cipra, A. (2016). Prenatal development: From conception to birth. [Video tutorial]. Sage Publications.

Cipra, A. (2016). Socio-Emotional development in emerging adulthood. [Video tutorial]. Sage Publications.

Cipra, A. (2016). Self-control and childhood. [Video tutorial]. Sage Publications.

PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Cipra, A. (April 2020, Scheduled) Building Resilience in a Social World. Invited Speaker Midwestern Psychological Association (to be presented April 2020), Chicago, IL.

Cipra, A. & Hall, L. (2019). CoreMatters: A Bullying Intervention Program. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL (April, 2019).

Cipra, A. (2019). Avoiding a Deficit Perspective in Understanding the Family System. Paper presented at the IFTA World Family Therapy Congress, Aberdeen, Scotland (March, 2019).

Cipra, A. & Dermer, S. B. (2018). Internalizing Behaviors and Counseling Practices: A Life Span Approach. Paper presented at International Association for Counseling. Rome, Italy (September, 2018).

Cipra, A., Azmy, S., & Cervantes, S. N. (2018). Maternal Parenting and Kindergarten Behavior Problems. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Ziaee, Y. & Cipra, A. (2018). 5 Easy Steps to Improve Online Learning and Engagement. Paper presented at the Global Conference on Education and Research, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Ziaee, Y. & Cipra, A. (2017). The Challenge of Creative Online Learning & Engagement. Paper accepted for E-Learn 2017 –World Conference on E-Learning, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Cipra, A. (2017, April). Differential Susceptibility: Infant Temperament, Parent Personality, and Child Peer Status. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, USA.

Cipra, A. (2016, May). Maternal Personality and Parent Education Predict Child Peer Status in Kindergarten. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, Chicago, IL, USA.

Cipra, A. (2014, May). Child temperament moderates the relation between paternal personality and child internalizing problems. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Association for Psychological Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Cipra, A., & Hyten, S. (2011, May). Infant temperament moderates the impact of maternal personality on parenting quality. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

LaFontaine, S., & Cipra, A. (2011, May). Adaptable and approachable infant temperament predicts higher 36-month parenting quality of neurotic mothers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Cipra, A., & Hyten, S. (2010, August). Child temperament moderates maternal personality and 24-month parenting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Association for Psychological Sciences, Boston, MA, USA.

Cipra, A., Staples, A., & Bates, J. (2010, March). Bedtime routines affect child sleep. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO, USA.

GRANTS

Cipra, A. (2020). COE Grant for Open Access Course, Governors State University ($500 awarded).

Cervantes, S. & Cipra, A. (2019). Assessing Co-Curricular Awareness, Understanding, and Engagement at GSU. Center for the Junior Year Research Grant, Governors State University. ($3,000 awarded).

Cipra, A. (2019). Stressful Life Events & Academic Achievement. Center for the Junior Year Faculty Research Grant (CJY FRG), Governors State University. ($1672 awarded).

Cipra, A. (not awarded). Growing Gardens. Home Depot Foundation Grant. ($3207).

Cipra, A. & Radovic-Fanta, J. (2018). Research Salon. Intellectual Life Grant, Governors State University. ($500.00 awarded).

Cipra, A. (2017). Early Head Start Retention Study. University Research Grant. ($2,673 awarded).

UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

Cipra, A. (2018, August). Trauma Across the Lifespan. Keynote speaker for Trauma workshop sponsored by BHWET grant and presented at Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Cipra, A. & Azmy, S. (2018, April). Interactive Assessment Models in the Classroom. Paper presented at Governors State University Research Day, University Park, IL.

*Cottrell, E., *Werner, J., *Casagrande, G., *Westergaard, M., & Cipra, A. (2018, April). Microaggressions. Poster session presented at Governors State University Research Day, University Park, IL.

*Cottrell, E., *Werner, J., *Casagrande, G., *Westergaard, M., & Cipra, A. (2018, April). Microaggressions: Who, What, When, Where, and Why? Workshop presented at Governors State University Research Day, University Park, IL.
*Cottrell, E., *Werner, J., *Westergaard, M., Cipra, A., & *Casagrande, G. (2018, April). Privilege and Prejudice. Workshop presented at Governors State University Research Day, University Park, IL.
Cipra, A. (2018). Understanding Polyamory in a Counseling Setting. Counseling LGBTQ Persons (COUN 6609), Governors State University, University Park, IL.
Cipra, A. (2017). Polyamory. Counseling LGBTQ Persons (COUN 6609), Governors State University, University Park, IL.
Cipra, A. (2016, April). Child Development & Family Factors. Governors State University Research Day, University Park, IL.
Cipra, A. (2015). Polyamory in Modern Society. Counseling LGBTQ Persons (COUN 6609), Governors State University, University Park, IL.
*student researchers