Stephanie Kazanas


Dr. Stephanie Kazanas 


Associate Professor


Counseling & Psychology

Email Address:


(931) 372-3560


Matthews Hall, Rm. 242



Stephanie Kazanas is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Tennessee Technological University. She earned her MA and PhD in Cognitive/Developmental Psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. She teaches courses in experimental psychology, cognition, critical thinking, and evolutionary psychology, and also advises Senior Thesis, Master’s, and Dissertation students. She runs the Cognition Lab at Tech, where her students explore a range of topics, including cognition and emotion, psycholinguistics, and adaptive memory. She has published papers in scientific journals including the American Journal of Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Memory & Cognition, and published entries in invited works including the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, the Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. She’s happiest when presenting research with her students, and has co-authored conference talks and posters at the annual meetings of the Psychonomic Society, Association for Psychological Science, and International Symposium on Bilingualism.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PHD, Cognitive/Developmental Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY