Faculty

Dr. Ana Ruiz

Professor of Psychology

 

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Doctor of Philosophy, Developmental Psychology
  • Federal University of Pernambuco, PE, Brazil
    Master in Cognitive Psychology
  • Catholic University of Pernambuco, PE, Brazil
    Advanced Specialization in Language Pathology
  • Catholic University of Pernambuco, PE, Brazil
    Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology
  • Aspen Institute, Queenstown, MD
    Fellow, Wye Faculty Seminar

 

Representative Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Exploring Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Experimental Psychology

 

Publications

  • Ruiz, A., & Warchal, J. (under review). Ethics as an undergraduate psychology outcome: How, when, and where to teach it. Psychology, Learning and Teaching Journal.
  • Warchal, J. & Ruiz, A. (in press). Impact of Degrees of Service on Alumni Career Development, Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. Volume 5 Number 2 edition
  • Ruiz, A., & Warchal, J., (2013). Activities Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course, Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA division 2). Available at http://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/otrp/resources/ruiz13.pdf 
  • Ruiz, A & Warchal, J. (2013). Teaching Ethics to Undergraduate Psychology Students (TEUPS). Retrieved from http://de.alvernia.edu/teachingpsychethics/ 
  • Ruiz, A., & Warchal, J., (2013). Long-Term Impact of Service-Learning on Alumni Volunteer Service Activities. In P. Lin, & M. Wiegand (Eds.), Service-learning in higher education: Connecting the global to the local (pp. 255-264), Indianapolis, IN: University of Indianapolis Press.
  • Warchal, J., Ruiz, A., Drnach, M., Wills, K., Marthakis, N.  & Brosky Jr., J. A. (2013). Reflections on Connections. In P. Lin, & M. Wiegand (Eds.), Service-learning in higher education: Connecting the global to the local (pp. 283-296), Indianapolis, IN: University of Indianapolis Press.
  • Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., Chapdelaine, A., & Wells, C. (2011). International service-learning: Who benefits? In P. Lin (Ed.), Service-learning in higher education: National and international connections (pp. 13–25). Indianapolis, IN: University of Indianapolis Press.
  • You, D., Warchal, J, & Ruiz, A. (2011). A review of ethics from Project Syllabus. Psychology Journal, 8(2), pp. 82-86. 
  • Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., Chapdelaine, A., & Wells, C. (2011, June). Service Learning: The Conundrum of the Controversial College Course Component. Psychology Today – The Ethical Professor. Retrieved from: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-ethical-professor/201106/service-learning-the-conundrum-the-controversial-college-course-co 
  • Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., Chapdelaine, A., & Wells, C. (2011, April). Service Learning: New Ethical Goals and Challenges for Universities. Psychology Today – The Ethical Professor. Retrieved from: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-ethical-professor/201104/service-learning-new-ethical-goals-and-challenges-universities
  • Wells, C., Warchal, J., Ruiz, A., & Chapdelaine, A. (2010). Ethical Issues in Research on International Service Learning In: R.G. Bringle, J. A. Hatcher, & S. G. Jones (Eds.).  International service learning: Conceptual models and research (pp. 225-242). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing: IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research 1.
  • Ruiz, A. (2009). Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course. Observer. 22 (5). Available at: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2009/may-june-09/ethics-in-the-introduction-to-psychology-course.html
  • Chapdelaine, A., Ruiz, A., Warchal, J. & Wells, C.  (2005). Service-Learning Code of Ethics. Boston, MA: Anker Publishing Co.
  • Warchal, J., & Ruiz, A. (2004). The long-term effects of undergraduate service-learning programs on post-graduate employment choices, community engagement and civic leadership. In S. Billig & M. Welch (Eds.), New perspectives in service-learning: Research to advance the field (Vol 4, pp. 87–106). Greenwich, CO: Information Age Publishing.
  • Baker-Sennett, J. & Ruiz, A. (1994). Formal Schooling Experience and Siblings’ Sociocognitive Interactions. B.C. Journal of Special Education, 18(3), pp. 202-213.
  • Ceci, S & Ruiz, A. (1993). Transfer, Abstractness, and Intelligence. In: D. Detterman and R. Sternberg (Eds). Transfer on Trial: Intelligence, Cognition, and Instruction (168-191). NJ: Norwood. Ablex Publishing Company.
  • Ceci, S & Ruiz, A. (1993). Inserting Context Into Our Thinking About Thinking: Implications for a Theory of Everyday Intelligent Behavior. In: M. Rabinowitz (Ed). Cognitive Science: Foundations of Instruction (173-188). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Ceci, S & Ruiz, A. (1992). The Role of General Ability in Cognitive Complexity: A Case Study of Expertise. In: R. Hoffman (Ed). The Psychology of Expertise: A Cognitive Research and Empirical AI. NY: Springer-Verlag.


Research Grants

  • Ruiz, A. (2013). Alumni Survey on Service and Community Engagement: What Else is There? Faculty Excellence Grant Fall 2013, Alvernia University.
  • Way, E., Ruiz, A., You, D. Warchal, J., Matteo, E. (2013). The Effects of Art Programming on Children’s Creative Thinking, Faculty Excellence Grant Summer 2013, Alvernia University. 
  • Ruiz, A., You, D. Warchal, J., (2013). Is the Teaching of ethics to Undergraduate Psychology Majors Reflected in Psychology Syllabi? Faculty Excellence Grant Summer 2013, Alvernia University.
  • Ruiz, A. & Warchal, J., (2012). Faculty Resource Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Association for Psychological Science, Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, 2012-2013.
  • Ruiz, A. & Warchal, J., (2013). Faculty Resource Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Faculty Excellence Grant Spring 2013, Alvernia University.
  • Ruiz, A. & Warchal, J., (2011). Activities Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course, Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA division 2), 2011-2012.
  • Ruiz, A. & Warchal, J., (2012). Development of an Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course, Faculty Excellence Grant Summer 2012, Alvernia University.
  • Ruiz, A. (2011). Social Justice for Women by Women, Faculty Excellence Grant Fall 2011, Alvernia University.
  • Ruiz, A. & Warchal, J., (2011). Extension Project for Long term impact of multiple undergraduate service option on alumni, Faculty Excellence Grant Spring 2011, Alvernia University.
  • Ruiz, A. & Warchal, J., (2010). Long term impact of multiple undergraduate service option on alumni, Faculty Excellence Grant Summer 2010, Alvernia University.
  • Warchal, J. & Ruiz, A. (2003). The effects of service-learning experience on alumni employment choices and community engagement - Campus Compact Grant Report, June 2003.

Blogs

 

Professional Membership

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
  • Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)
  • Mifflin Advocates for Gifted Students (M.A.G.S.)
Ruiz, A., & Warchal, J. (under review). Ethics as an undergraduate psychology outcome: How, when, and where to teach it. Psychology, Learning and Teaching Journal.

Warchal, J. & Ruiz, A. (in press). Impact of Degrees of Service on Alumni Career Development Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. Volume 5 Number 2 edition 

Ruiz, A., & Warchal, J., (2013). Activities Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course, Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA division 2). Available at http://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/otrp/resources/ruiz13.pdf

Ruiz, A & Warchal, J. (2013). Teaching Ethics to Undergraduate Psychology Students (TEUPS). Retrieved from http://de.alvernia.edu/teachingpsychethics/

Ruiz, A., & Warchal, J., (2013). Long-Term Impact of Service-Learning on Alumni Volunteer Service Activities. In P. Lin, & M. Wiegand (Eds.), Service-learning in higher education: Connecting the global to the local (pp. 255-264), Indianapolis, IN: University of Indianapolis Press.

Warchal, J., Ruiz, A., Drnach, M., Wills, K., Marthakis, N.  & Brosky Jr., J. A. (2013). Reflections on Connections. In P. Lin, & M. Wiegand (Eds.), Service-learning in higher education: Connecting the global to the local (pp. 283-296), Indianapolis, IN: University of Indianapolis Press.

Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., Chapdelaine, A., & Wells, C. (2011). International service-learning: Who benefits? In P. Lin (Ed.), Service-learning in higher education: National and international connections (pp. 13–25). Indianapolis, IN: University of Indianapolis Press.

You, D., Warchal, J, & Ruiz, A. (2011). A review of ethics from Project Syllabus. Psychology Journal, 8(2), pp. 82-86.

Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., Chapdelaine, A., & Wells, C. (2011, June). Service Learning: The Conundrum of the Controversial College Course Component. Psychology Today – The Ethical Professor. Retrieved from: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-ethical-professor/201106/service-learning-the-conundrum-the-controversial-college-course-co

Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., Chapdelaine, A., & Wells, C. (2011, April). Service Learning: New Ethical Goals and Challenges for Universities. Psychology Today – The Ethical Professor. Retrieved from: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-ethical-professor/201104/service-learning-new-ethical-goals-and-challenges-universities 

Wells, C., Warchal, J., Ruiz, A., & Chapdelaine, A. (2010). Ethical Issues in Research on International Service Learning In: R.G. Bringle, J. A. Hatcher, & S. G. Jones (Eds.).  International service learning: Conceptual models and research (pp. 225-242). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing: IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research 1.

Ruiz, A. (2009). Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course. Observer. 22 (5). Available at: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2009/may-june-09/ethics-in-the-introduction-to-psychology-course.html 

Chapdelaine, A., Ruiz, A., Warchal, J. & Wells, C.  (2005). Service-Learning Code of Ethics. Boston, MA: Anker Publishing Co.

Warchal, J., & Ruiz, A. (2004). The long-term effects of undergraduate service-learning programs on post-graduate employment choices, community engagement and civic leadership. In S. Billig & M. Welch (Eds.), New perspectives in service-learning: Research to advance the field (Vol 4, pp. 87–106). Greenwich, CO: Information Age Publishing.

Baker-Sennett, J. & Ruiz, A. (1994). Formal Schooling Experience and Siblings’ Sociocognitive Interactions. B.C. Journal of Special Education, 18(3), pp. 202-213.

Ceci, S & Ruiz, A. (1993). Transfer, Abstractness, and Intelligence. In: D. Detterman and R. Sternberg (Eds). Transfer on Trial: Intelligence, Cognition, and Instruction (168-191). NJ: Norwood. Ablex Publishing Company.

Ceci, S & Ruiz, A. (1993). Inserting Context Into Our Thinking About Thinking: Implications for a Theory of Everyday Intelligent Behavior. In: M. Rabinowitz (Ed). Cognitive Science: Foundations of Instruction (173-188). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Ceci, S & Ruiz, A. (1992). The Role of General Ability in Cognitive Complexity: A Case Study of Expertise. In: R. Hoffman (Ed). The Psychology of Expertise: A Cognitive Research and Empirical AI. NY: Springer-Verlag.




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