Curriculum Vitae




March 2, 2017


Address: Central Oregon Community College
2600 College Way 
Bend, OR 97701-5998

Work Phone Number: (541) 383-7786

Fax: (541)330-4396

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EDUCATION: University ofArkansas, Fayetteville

Ph.D. Social Psychology (2004)

Advisor: David A. Schroeder, Ph.D.

Dissertation: The cognitive andaffective precursors of retributive justice.

M.A. Social Psychology (2002)

Advisor: David A. Schroeder, Ph.D.

Masters Thesis: Are alltransgressors created (and treated) equal?: The influence of group membershipon retribution.

B.A. Psychology (Cum Laude, 1999)

Advisor:Douglas A. Behrend, Ph.D.

Honors Thesis (1999): The Effectsof Color on Vigilance Tasks andEmotion.


  • Professor of Psychology 2017-current
  • Associate Professor of Psychology 2010-2017
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology II 2006-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology I 2004-2006
  • 2017 COCC Faculty Achievement Award: award given to a faculty member who hasdemonstrated significant achievement in classroom teaching, leadership andprofessional excellence.
  • 2012 Teaching Resources Award (First Place): sponsored by the American PsychologicalAssociation Education Directorate and APA Committee of Psychology Teachers asCommunity Colleges.
  • 2005 Judy Roberts Academic Achievement Award: award given to faculty earning degreeswhile working at Central Oregon Community College
  • 2001 Roland H. Waters Teaching Award, University of Arkansas: annual award given foroutstanding potential as a teacher of psychology (2001)


(Central OregonCommunity College, 2004-current)

PSY235: Child Development
PSY215: Lifespan Development
PSY216: Social Psychology
PSY201: Mind and Brain
PSY202: Mind and Society (online andface-to-face)
PSY233: Psychology of Violence andAggression
PSY218: Positive Psychology
PSY 299: Professional Skills in Psychology-Research Seminar
PSY 299: Professional Skills in Psychology-Leadership and Teamwork Seminar

(University of Arkansas, 2001-2004)

PSY 2003: General Psychology
PSY 3013: Social Psychology
PSY 3093: Childhood and Adolescence

ADVISING (Central Oregon Community College 2004-current)

Academic advisor to students interested in seeking transfer degrees for psychology or criminal justice programs.


Woodell, A.J. (2014) Growing up as a white southerner in the aftermath of desegregation. In E. Watson (Ed.), Overcoming Adversity in Academia: Stories From Generation X Faculty.

Schroeder, D.A., Bembenek, A.F., Kinsey, K., Steel, J. E.,& Woodell, A. J. (2008). A recursive model for changing justiceconcerns in social dilemmas. In A. Biel, D. Eek, T. Garling, & M. Gustafson(Eds.), New Issues and Paradigms in Research on Social Dilemmas.

Schroeder, D. A., Steel, J. E., Woodell, A. J., & Bembenek, A. F. (2003). Justice within social dilemmas. Personality andSocial Psychology Review, 7, 374-387.


Woodell, A.J.(2017) When the tolerant struggle withintolerance: How bias for being virtuous can divide our world further into us vs. them and what to do about it. Professional Workshop for theClinicians Network, Bend, OR.

Woodell, A.J. (2016) Exploring bystander intervention to address common and uncommon violence on college campuses. Multiple Presentations to COCCcampus to help process campus tragedy.

Woodell, A. J. (2014) Life hacks: Shortcuts and tips on managingstress and achieving balance in the workplace. Two workshops for Oregon Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Portland, OR and Bend, OR.

Woodell, A.J. (2013) Burnout: How to know when it is you and not them. Invited speaker for front line campus staff at COCC.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS/PAPERS: * undergraduate presenters

 Woodell, A. J. (2017) What is the meaning of life and why do we care? Presentation for Deschutes Public Library Know:  Death lecture series.

Woodell, A. J. (2017) Symposium Chair: The Heroic Imagination Project: empowering students to be positive agents of change. Western Psychology Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Woodell, A. J. (2017) Who you gonna call? The evolution and success of the Heroic Imagination Project at Central Oregon Community College. Western PsychologyConference. Sacramento, CA.

Woodell, A.J. (2016) Teaching externship to mentor early career instructors. Presentation for COCC Teaching and Learning Center.

Woodell, A. J. (2015) Methods behind mayhem: The Stanford Prison study. Presentation part of the  Deschutes Public Library Know: Scandal lecture series.

Woodell, A. J., Forsberg, W.*, Prutzman,& S.*, Mikesell, S.* (2015) Teaching the bystander effect to reduce bullying. Presentation by the COCC Heroic Imagination Team at COCOAEYC Conference. Bend, Oregon.

Woodell, A. J., Lodahl, E.*, Forsberg, W.*& Prutzman, S.* (2015) Bystander intervention: Harnessing the power ofone. Presentation for COCC Sexual Assault Awareness Lecture Series.

Woodell, A. J. (2014) Finding your voice in the classroom. Presentation for COCC Teaching and Learning Center.

Woodell, A.J. (2013) Logistics for developing the Heroic Imagination service learning projects. Western Psychology Association Symposium, Reno, NV.

Naufel, K. Z & Woodell, A. J. ( 2013).Training graduate students to teach psychology at community colleges: Theestablishment of a teaching internship program. Poster presented at the Society of Teaching Psychology conference. Atlanta, GA.

Woodell, A. J. (2006).Thinking about revenge? The cognitive and affective precursors to retributivejustice. Poster presented at the Association of Psychological Science. New York, NY.

Woodell, A. J. & Mize, K. (2006). Howstereotypes got a bad name: Understanding the role of power and privilege. Paper presented at the Oregon Association of Teacher Educator conference. Salem, OR.

Woodell, A.J. & Quay, Rise (2005). Dislike of diversity: Its not just a game. Paper presented at Oregon Diversity Institute. Bend, OR.

Schroeder, D. A., Steel, J. E., Bembenek, A. F., & Woodell, A. J. (August 2003).  Recognition of necessity and changing justice concerns in social dilemmas. Paper presented at the 10th International Social Dilemmas Conference. Marstrand, Sweden.

Woodell, A. J.,Schroeder, D. A., Bembenek, A. F. & Steel, J. E. (May 2003). Striking back: The nature of retributive reactions to repeated transgressors. Poster presentedat the American Psychological Society. Atlanta, GA.

Steel. J. E., Schroeder, D. A., Beike, D. R. ,Bembenek, A. F., & Woodell, A. J. (May 2003). The role of "looking back"on perceptions of procedural and distributive fairness. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Bembenek, A. F., Steel, J. E., Woodell, A. J.,& Schroeder, D. A. (May 2003). Reactions to procedural justice: the survivor's perspective. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society,Atlanta, GA.

Woodell, A. J., Schroeder, D. A., Steel, J.E., & Bembenek, A. F. (May 2002). Areall transgressors created (and treated) equal?: The influence of group membershipon retribution. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association,Chicago, IL.

Steel, J. E., Schroeder, D. A., Bembenek, A.F., & Woodell, A. J. (May 2002). Social value orientation and preferencesfor "noisy" groups: Hiding behind the trembling hand. Posterpresented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Linn, J. A., Knowles, E. S., Boeck, R. M.,& Woodell, A. J. (January 2002). Acknowledging resistance as persuasionstrategy. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and SocialPsychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Schroeder, D. A., Steel, J. E., & Woodell,A. J. (August 2001). Interpersonal responses to deficient outcomes in socialdilemmas: Behavioral, cognitive, and motivational reactions. Paper presented atthe 9th International Social Dilemmas Conference, Chicago, IL.

Woodell, A. J. & Schroeder, D. A. (May2001). Competition within a cooperative: Fairness and the restoration ofjustice. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago,IL.


  • Faculty Negotiations Team (2017)
  • Primary Investigator and faculty mentor forstudent replication experiment for CREP. The data from this project will beprovided to the non-profit to help bolster the findings in the field ofpsychology. (2017)
  • Developer and Faculty Advisor of the COCCPsychology Teaching Externship (2013-current).
  • Developed Skype for Scholars. I help the studentpsychology club connect with influential researchers in the field to chat abouttheir work and advice to the next generation of budding psychologists. To datewe have had conversations with Phil Zimbardo, Eliot Aronson, and WalterMischel. (ongoing)
  • Developer and Faculty Advisor of the HeroicImagination Project @ COCC (2013-current).
  • Academic Co-Advisor to the COCC psychology club:C.O.P.E (2012-current. Club earned club of year award 2014 and 2015.)
  • Assisted with development of COCC Teaching and LearningCenter (2013-2016). Faculty Co-Chair (2014-2016).
  • Promotions Criteria Task Force (2010-2012).
  • Academic Affairs (2010-2014). Chair (2012-2013).
  • Developer and Facilitator of COCC Social ScienceLecture Series (2008-2013).
  • Academic Excellence Committee (2007-2010).Co-chair (2009-2010). Chair (2010-2011).
  • College Affairs (2007-2009). Chair (2008-2009).
  • Faculty Forum Executive Committee (2006-2008)


ProfessionalAffiliate of the Heroic Imagination Project
Western Psychological Association
Society for Teaching Psychology
Western Positive Psychology Association