Alicia Alvero

Title: Professor 
Area: Applied Behavior Analysis and Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Ph.D.Western Michigan University, 2003
Office: A-308 Science Building
Office Phone: (718) 997-3212

Short Biography:
Dr. Alicia M. Alvero is a Professor at Queens College, CUNY who applies her skills as a training, leadership, and performance management consultant to help strengthen the experiences of faculty, staff, and students within higher education. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University. Dr. Alvero was awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship while at WMU for her research in behavioral safety. She was a Provost Faculty Fellow, a participant in the CUNY Faculty Leadership Academy, and served as Deputy Chair for the Department of Psychology for five years where she helped streamline workflow to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of processes affecting students, staff and faculty. Dr. Alvero has published across various disciplines, served on several editorial boards, and has been an invited speaker across the country to share her knowledge and experiences.

Research Interests:
Organizational Behavior Management
Executive Coaching
Training and Development
Performance Feedback

Alvero, A. M., Valad, J., & Mangiapanello, K.  (in press) The Effects of Incentives, Instructor Motivation, and Feedback Strategies on Faculty Evaluation Response Rates in Large and Small Class Sizes.    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. DOI:


Berkovits, S. M. & Alvero, A. M.(in press). Effects of a Monetary Incentive on Planned and Unplanned Absences in Adolescent Part-time Employees: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice. DOI:


Farrell, N. &Alvero, A. M. (2018). A Systems Analysis of Hiring Within Academia. Journal of Higher Education Management, 33, 12-21.


Kristen A. Rost & Alicia M. Alvero​ (2018) Participatory Approaches to Workplace Safety Management: Bridging the Gap Between Behavioral Safety and Participatory Ergonomics. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2018.1438221


Taylor, M. A., Wirth, O., Olivina, M., & Alvero, A. M.(2016).  Experimental Analysis of Using Examples and Non-Examples in Safety Training. Journal of Safety Research, 59,97-104.


Rost, K. A., Hemmes, N. S., & Alvero, A. M.(2014). Effects of the Relative Values of Alternatives on Preference for Free-Choice in Humans. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 102, 


Marroquin, M., Alvero, A. M.  & Sturmey, P. (2013).  Evaluation of the Observer Effect on Compliance Training in Adolescents with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 35(2) 537-540.