Department of Psychological Sciences

Ana Franco-Watkins

Ana Franco-Watkins

Ana Franco-Watkins


201 Thach Hall
(334) 844-6492


  • 2004, Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park
  • 1999, M.A., The College of William & Mary
  • 1997, B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland

About Ana Franco-Watkins
Professor and Interim Dean

Ana M. Franco-Watkins is interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, having previously served as the chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences. She is committed to and supportive of faculty, staff, and students by empowering individuals and units, promoting a positive organizational culture, and leading by example in shared vision to strategically enhance the mission and vision of her department, college, and university.

Franco-Watkins research focuses on decision making and behavioral economics with applications to organizations and industry. She has received external funding support from National Science Foundation, defense agencies, and Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for interdisciplinary research team projects. She has taught courses in decision making, behavioral game theory, and decision making in organizations and industry. 


Classes Taught

  • PSYC 3970: Behavioral Game Theory
  • PSYC 4250: Psychology of Choice and Decision
  • PSYC 7700: Foundations in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 8760: Decision Making in the Workplace and Organizations

Representative Publications

Last Updated: June 30, 2021