Anjoo Sikka

Professor of Psychology
Bailey 138

Spring 2024 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (in-person, Bailey room 138), Tuesdays, 3-4 PM (virtually) and by appointment. 

Anjoo Sikka has been a member of Geneseo faculty since 2012.

Areas of Interest

  • Program Assessment
  • Child Development in various cultural contexts
  • Cultural influences on cognition, emotion, and behavior

Research Interests

  • Teacher attitudes toward, and competence in, educational assessment
  • Cultural factors in the impact of Self-Silencing in intimate relationships
  • First- and second generation-immigrant children and teenagers’ experiences in the U.S.
  • Asian students' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Program assessment of higher education programs

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Specialization in Creativity and Giftedness), Minor: Special Education, Mississippi State University, 1991

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Maharaja Sayajirao University, 1985

  • B.A., Major: Psychology, Minor: Statistics, Maharaja Sayajirao University, 1983

Recent Courses Taught

  • PSYC 215 - Child Development

  • PSYC 250 - Behavioral Statistics

  • PSYC 202 - Educational Psychology

  • PSYC 385 - Cross-cultural psychology

Selected Publications

  • Sikka, A., Vaden-Goad, L., Waldner, L. (2010). Authentic self-expression: Gender, ethnicity, and culture. In Jack, D., & Ali, A. (Eds.). The depression epidemic: International perspectives on women’s psychological distress and self-silencing. UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Sikka, A. (2009). Investigating, understanding and honoring diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds: Asian and south Asian students. In Van Horn, L. (Ed.) Reading on the edge: Enabling, empowering, and engaging middle school readers. Christopher E. Gordon publishers. (note: chapter published with Y. Padron & S. McIntosh: Each co-author is an individual author of a sub-section)

  • Sikka, A., Nath, J.L., & Cohen, M. (2008). A longitudinal case study of assessment-related knowledge and attitudes of a preservice teacher of mathematics. International Journal of Case Method Research & Application. 20(3), 277-284.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Maggs, H.** & Sikka, A. (October 2022). Undergraduate students’ perceptions of transition to online and face-to-face learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.
    **undergraduate student

  • Sikka, A., Houseman, J.**, Landwehr, T.**, McBride, S.**, Romano, A.**, & Widarsono, W.** (May 2022). Asian-American Undergraduate Students' Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
    **undergraduate students

  • Simmons, C., Morse, J.F., Silas-Lee, M.*, Cross, E.*, Carey, C.*, Romero, C.*, & Sikka, A. (October 2018). Collaborating to create opportunities for simultaneous renewal in an urban school and a nearby school of education. Panel discussion at the 1st annual conference of New York State chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education, Rochester, NY. *Practicing school-based educators.


  • PSYC 215: Child Development

    An overview of the nature and course of human development from conception through childhood. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and personality development.

  • PSYC 385: Cross-Cultural Psychology

    A consideration of the influence of culture on human behavior and development, both normal and abnormal. Emphasis is placed on research dealing with non-Western cultures and minority cultures in the United States.