Allison Buskirk-Cohen Ph.D.

Allison Buskirk-Cohen, Ph.D., is chair of psychology at Delaware Valley University. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate counseling psychology programs. Dr. Buskirk-Cohen maintains a strong record of scholarly work that informs her teaching. In her research, she examines how interpersonal relationships influence academic success and well-being. Overwhelmingly, her work has demonstrated the power of our need to connect with others, particularly within education.

Selected Publications:

Buskirk-Cohen, A.A., Duncan, T., & Levicoff, M. (2015). Using generational theory to rethink teaching in higher education. Journal of Teaching in Higher Education, 1-12.

Buskirk-Cohen, A.A., & Plants, A. (2019). Caring about success: Students’ perceptions of professors’ caring matter more than grit? International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 31, 108-114.

Duncan, T.A., & Buskirk-Cohen, A.A. (In press). Cautiously independent: How student-centered learning encourages emerging adults to take risks. In S. Hoidn & M. Klemencic (Eds), Handbook of Student-Centered Learning and Instruction in Higher Education. London: Routledge.

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