Emily Galeeza | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Emily Galeeza

Doctoral Student, Applied Psychology

Emily Galeeza


Erie, PA

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

Penn State University, the Erie campus- B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Sociology, and graduated from the Schreyer’s Honors College

Current Program/Degree Pursued:

Applied Psychology Program/Ph.D

Year of Matriculation:


Awards Received:

  • Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Psychology Award (2016-2017) (Penn State Erie)
  • Psi Chi Treasurer, Penn State Erie chapter (2015-2016)
  • As an undergraduate, I was on the Dean’s List for all 8 of my semesters there.
  • Honor Society (2011)

Research Interests/Publications/Presentations:

Currently interested in studying the components and applications of persuasion, especially as it relates to psychology and law.

  • Penn State Schreyer’s Honors College Thesis: Vicarious Embarrassment and Reluctant Student Participation in Classroom (2017)
  • The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Autistic Children in a Structured Educational Setting: Dissemination and Replication” and other related presentations (poster and oral) from 2013-2017
  • Poster: Public Perception of Effect Size (Spring 2016)

Teaching Experience:

Currently a Psych 102 TA (2017-2018)

Future Career Plans:

Currently interested in applying persuasive and researched methods to a consulting job, either through a company or independently.

What Attracted Me to SIU:

The ARC program was a big draw-in, as was a good connection with Dr. Peter-Hagene and her research, and an opportunity to take a variety of courses in my study.

Anything else you would like to add:

I got to present research at the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan in July 2016 on the effectiveness of a dog therapy program.