Interim Chair & Associate Professor
Counseling & Psychology
Daniel Hall 233
"My teaching includes courses in Cognitive Psychology and Experimental Psychology, as well as Special Topics coursework in Emotion, Critical Thinking, Language and Bilingualism, and Evolutionary Psychology. I regularly supervise Senior Thesis and Master's projects, as well.
My research examines basic and applied approaches to understanding human cognition (e.g., attention, learning, memory). Recent projects have included: (1) elaborative encoding and its connection to the survival advantage; (2) depth of processing across a bilingual's dominant and nondominant languages; and (3) emotion effects on face recognition. An additional research interest examines the 'replication crisis in psychology' and its effect on undergraduate students' attitudes and motivations toward psychological research."