Alyson Burns-Glover, PhD
Professor Alyson Burns-Glover (Ph.D. Psychology, University of California Davis, Social and Personality; M.A., Social and Personality Psychology, University of California, Davis; B.A. Psychology, CSU) conducts research and community work in the areas of social identity, culture, gender, and intergroup relations. Her focus has been on the lives of Native Hawaiians, local Hawaiians, and Hispanics of the USA. Her research with Native Hawaiian and Hawaii local students has addressed cultural adjustment, parenting beliefs, and collectivist models of academic achievement.
Her intergroup relations work has included travel courses to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and community based action-research travel courses to Hawai'i.
She has collaborated with members of Oregon's Hispanic communities on several evaluation projects in education, community-strengths, and college recruitment and retention.
Her work with Division 45 of APA (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) earned her a special recognition award. She has been recognized for her work with the Western Psychological Association and served as the program chair of their national convention in 2018.
Dr. Burns-Glover also earned the University Diversity and Social Justice Award.
The Sociocultural Psychology Group is a student-faculty research team who investigate the role of cultural context in a variety of life areas: college achievement; family roles, attitudes, and well-being using multiple methods and a diversity, inclusion, and equity lens. Her applied research has addressed environmental attitudes towards sustainability and conservation and her work with the Oregon Zoo has been referenced in policy statements from the AAZPA regarding the importance of zoos in visitor education and environmental attitude change.
Current Research Interests
- Ethnic Identity and Sociocultural Psychology: Native Hawaiians and Hispanics/Latinx.
- Environmental Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors.
- Personality and Social Identity Effects on Academic Performance.
Grants and Awards
Professional Leadership Roles
American Psychological Association
Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minorities
Division 9, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Division 8, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Division 5, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
Division 2, Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Selected Publications and Presentation (*denotes undergraduate co-author)
Burns-Glover, A., Gehring, E., Chun, J. (May 2019). Pono, Pride, and Prejudice: 60 Years of the effects of Native Hawaiian and Hawai'i local culturally-informed practices at a PWI.
Cronan, T. & Burns-Glover, A. (2019) How to hack the convention, Poster presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
Morales, G., Salgado, D., & Burns-Glover A., (2018) Identifying Community Strengths and Concerns among Hispanic Populations Living in Rural Oregon and Idaho, Poster presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
Burns-Glover, A. & Gehring, E. (2017, January). Aloha We Stand: Critical Mass, Cultural Pride, and Native Hawaiian/Asian American-Pacific Islander Inclusion at a Liberal Arts University. Workshop presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, Oregon.
Burns-Glover, A. (2016, January). Unpacking Conscientiousness: Personality, Attributions, and Academic Performance. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, San Diego, CA. January, 2016.
Ramaley, C. & Burns-Glover, A. (2015. May). Know your marshmallows: Empathy, conscientiousness, and attributions in Introductory Psychology. Poster presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas. NV. (Student earned the PSI CHI travel award for this poster).*
Wall, A. & Burns-Glover, A. (2015. May). Allocentric-extraverts and academic performance: Ethnic and personality effects. Poster presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.*
Burns-Glover, A., Mankowski, E., Salgado, D. M., & Townley, G., (2014, June). Collaborative research experiences with Adelante Mujeres. In K. O’Brien (Chair) invited pre-conference workshop session: Lessons learned from collaborative research with community partners, at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, OR.
Burns-Glover, A. & Trimble, J. (2014, June). Infusing the Psychology curriculum with multicultural content through a website. Invited conference presentation at the 3rd Biennial Conference for the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Eugene, OR.
Burns-Glover, A. & Abramson, E. (2014, April ). Fiction, fantasy, and first years: Analyzing empathy and college grades. Poster Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.
Baker, J., Berg, B. & Burns-Glover, A. (2014, April). Critical mass or critical miles? Effects on student belonging scores. Poster Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.*
Chun, M. K. Y. & Burns-Glover, A. Care too much? Empathy, gender, culture and environmental identity. Poster Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.*
Cochrane, A. & Burns-Glover, A. Using our words: Emotion, belonging, and first year student outcomes. Poster Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.*
Liang, K. & Burns-Glover, A. Engine that could or misunderstood? Overconfidence in predicting course grades. Poster Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.*
Underhill, C. & Burns-Glover, A. I participate therefore I belong: High school to college transitions. Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.*
Vaughn, D., Salgado, D.; Eisen, D. & Burns-Glover, A. (2012, October). What’s Happening on Campus? Student Perceptions of Diversity, Conflict, Awareness, and Change. Poster presentation at 11th Annual Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Newton, Massachusetts, October.*
Burns-Glover, A., Hoyt, K, & Mellen, J. (2012, August). Applied sustainability psychology: Clinical, Conservation, and Academic Psychology. Paper, Getting psychology in the sustainability game: Case study at a liberal arts college. Symposia Chair. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL. August.
Eisen, Daniel B., Salgado, D. & Burns-Glover, A. (2012, May). Factors Affecting a Student’s Overall Satisfaction with a University: The Intersections of Ethnic Identity, Collective Self-Esteem, and Perceived Racial and Ethnic Tensions on Campus. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Spring.
Burns-Glover, A.; Boardman, A.; Kuwada, K.; Lariosa, L.; Leeds, S.; Petersen, A., & Tengan, T. (2012, March). No Girl Left Behind: A Feminist Participatory Action Research Study of the GIRLS TODAY Conference at Pacific University, Oregon. Presented to the Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon. March.