Dr. Alicia Macchione

Alicia Macchione, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Old Main 433
Phone: 806-651-2684

Professional Profile

Dr. Macchione joined the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work in the Summer of 2023. She obtained her B.A. degree in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 2019, and a MA and PhD in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 2021 and 2023.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Macchione teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the psychology program including social psychology, statistics, and motivation & emotion.

Dr. Macchione is a member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the world’s largest organization of personality and social psychologists, where she regularly attends annual conferences to present research findings and learn about current on-going research in the field.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Macchione has published research investigating the development and implications of stereotypic attitudes and biases in certain contexts. More specifically, she is interested in understanding the minority experience--in particular the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and race, and its implications for identity development and educational attainment. Some of Alicia's recent work has focused on repairing what is often referred to as the leaky pipeline in STEM majors and careers, by examining potential interventions to help increase the participation of underrepresented groups in these fields.