Dr. Alicia M. Welch

Alicia is currently serving as the Strategic Planning Analyst for the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. In this role, she establishes standard policies, procedures, and instruments for assessment across functional areas of the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. She also coordinates the design, development, execution, and reporting of primary research for the division and provides support for unit directors and division leadership to conceptualize, design, administer, analyze, and present results of quantitative and qualitative research related to functional areas and programs. She is also happy to serve as an adjunct instructor for UWG, teaching graduate courses in research methods and program evaluation for the College of Education.

She holds a PhD from the University of Georgia in Applied Cognition and Development within the department of Educational Psychology.  Her research interests include the development of the human attention system and the effects that training introduced during crucial developmental periods may have on that development, metacognition and self-regulation, underachievement in high-ability students, and the pedagogy of research methods.

  • B.M., Music Performance: Instrumental, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 2005
  • M.Ed., Higher Education, University of North Texas, 2009
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology: Applied Cognition & Development, University of Georgia, 2020

Summer 2017 Sections

Summer 2016 Sections

Welch, A. (2012). The academically and musically gifted student: The challenge of maintaining identity and making difficult choices. Parenting for High Potential, Dec. 2012. [View Publication External Resource]

Welch, A., Roth, J., Steiner, H., & Carr, M. (2015). Self-regulation and the underachieving gifted learner. Washington, DC: National Association for Gifted Children. [View Publication External Resource]