Jalisha Jenifer positioned to the right wearing glasses with chandelier in background

Jalisha Jenifer

Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor




Professor Jenifer is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Barnard working in the lab of Barnard's President, Dr. Sian L. Beilock. Her research investigates how students' emotions and beliefs about learning relate to their decision-making behavior and academic outcomes. She is particularly interested in how negative thoughts and anxiety impact decision-making in mathematics and how cognitive interventions can be utilized to improve math performance. Professor Jenifer earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago and her B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University.