Program Faculty

Our faculty have diverse interests, but are all dedicated to providing excellence in education. In addition to the general faculty, the department has full-time faculty who work with directly students in the general psychology program. General areas of interest include social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, statistics and research design, perception, learning, human factors, forensic psychology, and clinical psychology.

Bauer, Jack, Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1999
Interests: Developmental and personality psychology; identity development; creating meaning and happiness in life; life stories, plans and transitions; higher stages of personality development
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Berry, Melissa, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1998
Interests: Social psychology; forensic psychology; social cognition; causal attribution; counterfactual thinking; health-related behaviors
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Crutcher, Robert, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1992
Interests: Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience; human memory; language processes; improving human memory and thinking skills; verbal reports; computer applications and learning.
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Davis, Susan, Ph.D., Miami University, 1991
Interests: Experimental / cognitive psychology; memory; overconfidence; illusions; aesthetic preferences; preference for faces; research and questionnaire design and analysis
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Elvers, Greg, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989
Interests: Experimental psychology; perception; cognitive processes; prospective memory; visual displays; alarm displays; aging
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Katsuyama, Ronald, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1977
Interests: Perceptual and cognitive development in children; schema-directed processes in reading; program evaluation
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Kunz, Benjamin, Ph.D., University of Utah, 2010
Interests: Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience; Visual Sensation and Perception; Embodied Cognition; Human Factors; Virtual Reality and Human-Computer Interaction
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Montoya, R. Matthew, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2004
Interests: Interpersonal Attraction, Close Relationships, Intergroup Relations, Prejudice and Discrimination, Evolutionary Theory, Psychophysiology, Social Cognitio
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Moroney, William, Ph.D., St. John's University, 1968
Interests: Human factors / ergonomics; system design and development; questionnaires; computer literacy
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O'Mara, Erin, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2011
Social Psychology; self & identity; self-evaluation; self-enhancement; positive biases; well-being; positive illusions; positive self-regard; cross-cultural processes; interpersonal relationships
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Polzella, Donald, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1974
Interests: Experimental psychology; perception; cognition; aesthetics; multimedia education
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