Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Burns Hall 301
Willis teaches Directed Research, General Psychology, Health Psychology, Internship, Life-Span Development, Research Methods, Senior Seminar, Social Psychology, Special Topics Psychology, Health and Faith, Measurement and Assessment, Literature and the Psychology of Gender, Abnormal Psychology, Problem-Based Learning, focused General Psychology, Adjustment, Childhood and Adolescence, and Dimensions of Personal Wholeness.
Degrees and Certifications
- B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
- Ph.D., Tulane University
- Willis, A. S. (2004). Religion, coping, and health. In K.W. Shaie, N. Kraus, A. Booth (Eds.), Religious influences on health and well-being in the elderly. New York: Springer.
- Willis, A. S. (2002). Problem-based learning in the general psychology course. Journal of General Education, Vol 51(4), 282-292
- Coombs, D., Fish, L. Grimley, D., Ryan, W., Leeper, J., Miller, H., & Willis, S. (2001-2002). The transtheoretical model of change applied to developing suicidal behavior. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 44(4), 345-359.
- Willis, A. S., Wallston, K.A., & Johnson, K. R. (2001). Young adult use of tobacco and alcohol: Exploring religiosity, God locus of health control, and religious coping. In T.G. Plante & A.C. Sherman (Eds.), Faith and health: Psychological perspectives. New York: Guilford.
- Geiger, B. F., Willis, A. S., Macrina, D., & Stallworth, J. (2001). The UAB Drugstore Program: A successful partnership for drug education among schools, community agencies, and institutions of higher education. American Journal of Health Education, 32(4), 237-240.
- Willis, A. S. (2000). A problem-based approach to teaching research methods in introductory science courses. First Asia-Pacific Conference on Problem-based Learning, Hong Kong;
- Geiger, B. F., & Willis, A. S. (2000). Leadership skills training for youth through the Exploring Program of the Boy Scouts of America. Resources In Education (ERIC Document accession number CG030308)
- Geiger, B. F., Willis, A. S., Macrina, D., & Stallworth, J. (1999). The Drug Store Program: A facilitator's guide. University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education/UAB Drug Free Programs.
- Willis, A. S. (1997; 2000). Social psychology. In S. L. Chew & R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Instructor's manual to accompany pathways to psychology. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace.
- Willis, A. S. (1997; 2000). Health psychology. In S. L. Chew & R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Instructor's manual to accompany pathways to psychology. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace.
- Geiger, B.F., & Willis, A.S. (1994). Mental health clinicians' perceptions of treatment needs of persons with dual diagnoses. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 20(2), 28-37.
- Vincent, M. L., Geiger, B. F., & Willis, A. S. (1994). Preventing teenage pregnancy: The necessity for school/community collaboration. In P. Cortese & K. Middleton (Eds.), The comprehensive school health challenge. Santa Cruz, CA: Education Training Research Associates.
- Willis, A. S. (1993). Integrating levels of critical thinking into writing assignments for introductory psychology students. Resources In Education (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 358 025)
- Low, J. M., Moely, B. E., & Willis, A. S. (1989). The effects of perceived parental preference and vocational goals on adoption decisions: Unmarried pregnant adolescents. Youth and Society, 20(3), 342-354.
- Manning, D. T., Balson, P. M., Hunter, S. M., Berenson, G. S. & Willis, A. S. (1987). Comparison of prevalence of Type A behavior in boys and girls from two contrasting socioeconomic groups. Journal of Human Stress, 13(3), 116-120.
- Willis, A. S. (1985). Coronary-prone behavior pattern, information preference, and stressful cognitive task performance (Doctoral dissertation, Tulane University, 1985). Dissertation Abstracts International, 47/07B.
- Manning, D. T., Xenakis, S., Drain, M., Balson, P. M., & Willis, A. S. (1984). Type A behavior pattern in U.S. Army active duty, recovering alcoholics and non-alcoholics and their dependent children. Technical Report, U.S.A. Drug and Alcohol Program and Technical Activity, Washington, D.C.: Alcohol and Drug Policy Office.