Leslie D. Cramblet Alvarez, PhD
Adams State University (CO)
Leslie Cramblet Alvarez is a professor of psychology and Professional Development Activity Director for Title V at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. She received her BA in psychology from Southwestern University and PhD in educational psychology from Northern Arizona University.
During the last ten years, Dr. Alvarez has been a strong supporter of Psi Chi. She served as faculty advisor at Northern Arizona University and she pursued the charter of Adams State’s Psi Chi chapter where she is currently the coadvisor. She has served on the Psi Chi Steering Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region, was a member of the Psi Chi Leadership Committee, and has acted as a reviewer for the Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award, regional Psi Chi research awards, and the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.
Dr. Alvarez has been actively involved in the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) and in 2014–15 she served as the association’s President. Committed to undergraduate research, she has sponsored numerous student projects at RMPA. Though her research interests began with achievement motivation, as a professor at a small, teaching-focused institution, her interests have broadened in order to accommodate opportunities for students to experience the research process. As a recent convert to crowdsourcing efforts, she colead a replication in conjunction with The Open Science Framework’s Reproducibility Project. Her current research interests involve educational practices including SoTL, first-generation college students, and faculty development.