B. Janie Christian

Adjunct Instructor
200.B Ayers Hall

Ms. Christian earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Jacksonville State University. During her time here, she participated in various research projects, including developing and implementing basic animal experiments that led to two publications and two presentations, developing a personnel manual at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (Talladega, AL), studying secondary tasking in helicopter pilots at the U.S. Aeromedical Research Laboratory (Ft. Rucker, AL), and testing chemical fume hoods and writing a safety manual for the Nuclear Science Center at Auburn University (Auburn, AL). Following a successful career, Ms. Christian began working as an adjunct instructor at Jacksonville State University in 2014. Ms. Christian initially served in the U.S. Navy in Japan, followed by a career with the Georgia State Government. She worked for the Department of Human Resources, Juvenile Justice and the Department of Corrections until she retired in 2013.

Janie Christian

Courses Taught

  • PSY 201 Principles of Psychology


  • M.S., Applied Psychology, Jacksonville State University, 1983
  • B.S., Psychology, Jacksonville State University, 1981

Publications and Presentations

  • Palya, W. L., & Christian, B. J. (1984). Schedule controlled changes in weight in pigeons. Bird Behavior, 5(2-3), 127-129.
  • Christian, B. J., Hurst, P., Allred, T., & Palya, W. L. (1983). Timing information provided by trial-stimulus onset and offset in a sign-tracking procedure. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 57(3), 1119 – 1123.
  • Christian, B. J. (March 1983). Sign-tracking to a partially reinforced interfood clock with a concurrent informative stimulus. Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Christian, B. J. (March 1981). Higher-order sign tracking for an appetitive conditioned reinforcer. Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.