Education, Licensure and Certification (3)
Ph.D.: Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2009
M.A.: School Psychology, University of Nebraska Omaha 2005
B.S.: Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2001
Dr. Alicia Domack is a professor and chair of the Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department at MSOE. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her master's degree in school psychology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and her doctorate in educational psychology, with a specialization in cognition, learning and development, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Dr. Domack joined MSOE in 2009 and was drawn to MSOE by the caliber of students, the urban environment and the exciting opportunities for collaboration. Her research interests range from the science of teaching and learning to the psychology of place. During her tenure as HSC department chair, she has worked with faculty to launch the UX program, support new minors in psychology and Spanish, expand the University Scholars Honors program, and led multiple committees and task force groups associated with MSOE's Strategic Plan. She has served as MSOE's HLC accreditation liasion officer, and IRB Director.
In 2017, Dr. Domack was awarded Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 Under 40 award.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Learning and Development
Milwaukee Business Journal's prestigious 40 Under 40
Falk Engineering Educator Award Finalist
August 2012, 2013, 2014
Creator of the MSOE Faculty Book Club
2014 - present
Summer Research Fellowship, MSOE
Servant Leadership Fellowship, MSOE
2011 - 2012
Servant Leadership Grant Recipient, MSOE
Fall, 2010 - Fall, 2011
Research Grant Recipient, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Golden Key National Honor Society
- American Psychological Association (APA) : Member
- Society for Research in Child Development : Member
Media Appearances (1)
Business Journal selects 40 Under 40 winners: Rabbitt of Children's Hospital, ManpowerGroup's Filter among third group
Milwaukee Business Journal
Here is our third group of 10 winners:... Alicia Domack, chair, Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Event and Speaking Appearances (7)
Adaptive Memory, Adaptive Reuse? Memory and the Psychology of Place
Place of Memory and Memory of Place International Conference Oxford, U.K., June 2019
Servant Leadership in Higher Education
Academic Chairperson's Conference Houston, TX, February 2019
Introverted Activity: Classroom Strategies to Include Everyone
MSOE Faculty In-Service Milwaukee, WI, August, 2014
Creating and Using Rubrics: For Student (and Instructor) Success
Milwaukee, WI, August, 2014 MSOE Faculty In-Service
Toy Design: Collaborative Teaching of Psychology and Engineering
National Association of the Teaching of Psychology Conference St. Petersburg, FL, January, 2014
The Influence of the ‘Decoy Effect’ on the Engineering Design Process
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings San Antonio, TX, August 2012
Servant Leadership: Driving Curriculum Integration Through an Institutional MultiDisciplinary Approach
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference Milwaukee, WI, October 2011
Teaching Areas (1)
Selected Publications (3)
Measuring the impact of an interdisciplinary experiential learning activity on student learning.ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Nickel, A., Farrell, J. K., Domack, A., Mazzone, G.
Taking On Unexpected Leadership RolesAcademic Chairpersons Conference
2017 Leaders are occasionally asked to take on new roles with very little notice. This session will present new chairs with some concrete tips to help individuals taking on unexpected leadership roles survive and eventually thrive in the position.
Integrating Developmental Psychology “Integrating Developmental Psychology and Engineering Design in a Toy Design Course” and Engineering Design in a Toy Design CourseInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
Musto, J.C., Domack, A.
2014 This paper details a mechanical engineering course in toy design developed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Milwaukee, WI, USA). The course was motivated by the need to develop design experiences that integrate societal constraints, as well as the desire to integrate concepts from general education coursework into the engineering curriculum. In this team-taught course, students learn concepts from the area of child developmental psychology, and then use these concepts to inform their design efforts in the design and development of a toy or game to meet specific developmental needs of a specific age group. Student teams take the project from concept to prototype, then play-test their toys and games with children. This paper covers the background and motivation for the course, the topical coverage in both the psychology and engineering areas required for successful implementation, and project descriptions from a recent implementation of the course. Advice for those who wish to develop a similar offering, based on both instructor and student feedback, will be summarized.