Cipra, Alli

  • Department: Criminal Justice
  • Title: Instructor of Psychology
  • Phone: 517-264-7851
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Sacred Heart Hall
  • Office #: 404B

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Instructor of Psychology

Meet Alli Cipra
Instructor of Psychology

BA: Psychology, Law & Society, Purdue University
MS: Human Development, Indiana University
Ph.D.: (anticipated): Educational Psychology, Indiana University

Awards and Distinctions

  • Myrtle M. Scott award for outstanding research 2010
  • International presentations at SRCD 2009, APA 2010, APS 2010 & 2011

Special interests
Running, triathlon, and obstacle races, baking, music, most outdoor activities, reading

Teaching philosophy

“If your actions inspire other to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
- John Quincy Adams
"The above quote embodies the goal I set for each class I teach. As an instructor it is my responsibility to inspire and motivate students to create and achieve their goals. As a developmental psychologist, I consider various contexts of the individual and frame these contexts to help motivate students. I understand that my expectations have the ability to greatly impact the performance of my students. 

As such, I expect my students:
(1) to achieve more than they initially thought possible;
(2) to be open to new ideas and philosophies;
(3) to take responsibility for their own learning in order to become successful professionals; and
(4) to question what they know and to question me. 

I create and foster an authoritative classroom environment which encourages students to think critically and creatively. I stress mastery over performance, embedding the importance of learning over memorization."

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