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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Staff - Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence

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Dr. Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence

Dr. Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence

Associate Dean for Accountability and Research / Professor, Social Psychology

Office:  GRH 2044
Phone:  270-745-4661


  • Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • M.A. in Psychology - Western Kentucky University
  • B.A. in Psychology - Murray State University

Primary Responsibilities

  • Continued oversight of the institution's obligations to the maintenance of NCATE accreditation
  • Monitoring the College's internal and external accountability/assessment efforts
  • Liaison between the university PEU and EPSB regarding program development and state requirements
  • Prepare PEDS and Title II federal reports
  • Prepare unit-wide assessment report
  • Preparation of materials for the various professional education units to complete their annual program reports
  • Update college PEU information for EPSB
  • Assist various departments with the development of program assessment plans and curriculum contracts
  • Review all theses and specialist projects within the college

Research and Teaching Interests

My current research focus includes:

  • Citizen's Police Academies
  • Attitudes Toward Jury Service
  • Perceptions of Law Enforcement
  • Prejudice Attributional Bias
  • Children and the Leniency Bias

Courses Taught

  • PSY 350 Social Psychology
  • PSY 470 Psychology and Law
  • PSY 552 Advanced Social Psychology

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 Last Modified 9/24/14