Social Science Division
University Center, Room 335
Alison Paglia’s teaching focus is on research methods, developmental psychology, and health psychology. Many of her courses have an applied focus, as she requires her students to apply course material to real word settings.
She has been formally recognized for her ability to connect service to the community with course content. The service learning partnership for students in Adult Development and Aging between UNH Manchester and Pearl Manor at Hillcrest Terrace was acknowledged for its success in service to the community and enhancement of the students’ academic experience. Campus Compact of New Hampshire awarded Professor Paglia the 2004 President’s Good Steward Award, and awarded Pearl Manor at Hillcrest the 2004 President’s Community Partner Award. Professor Paglia and Neila Dagget, former Activities Director at Pearl Manor were also the recipients of the 2004 UNH Manchester Dean’s Award for Service to the Community and College.
Dr. Paglia’s research and service work also have an applied focus. Paglia serves as a Behavioral Scientist Advisor for the NH HIV Community Planning Group (CPG), an advisory board for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) STD/HIV Prevention Section. Professor Paglia is a volunteer for the Behavioral and Social Scientist Volunteer Program, directed by the American Psychological Association and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her HIV research has an applied focus as well, including a project focusing on youth at-risk for HIV in collaboration with the Southern New Hampshire AIDS Task Force. She has collaborated with the DHHS and the CPG investigating injection drug users at risk for HIV and the service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in NH. Her current research targets knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, pertaining to HIV prevention and care.
- HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
- Academic Collaboration
- Academic Assessment
- Introduction to Psychology
- Research Methods
- Child Development
- Contemporary Issues in Child Development
- Applied Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Adult Development & Aging
- Independent Study
- UNH Outreach Scholars Fellow
- UNH Davis Assessment Fellow
- Behavioral Scientist Advisor for the NH HIV Community Planning Group
- Behavioral and Social Scientist Volunteer Program
- Campus Compact of New Hampshire President’s Good Steward Award
- UNH Manchester Dean’s Award for Service to the Community and College
- UNH Faculty Professional Development Grants, Research Grants, or Fellowship Awards: AY 2007-2008, AY 2006-2007, Summer 2006, Spring 2006, Summer 2002, Spring 2001, Summer 2000, Spring 2000
- Paglia, A.K. & Donahue, A.E. (2003). Collaboration Works: Integrating Information Competencies in Psychology Curricula. Reference Services Review, 31(4), 320-328.
- Knowles, J.M and Paglia, A.K. (2004). The K-P Model of Collaborative Mathematics Support: A Holistic Approach. The Learning Assistance Review, 9(1), 31-48.
- Paglia, A.K. and Parsons, L.T (2004). “Nontraditional Students” University Teaching: A Reference Guide for Graduate Students and Faculty. Syracuse University Press.
- Ph.D., Texas Tech University,1998
- M.A., Texas Tech University, 1994
- B.A., Texas Tech University, 1992