Faculty Profiles

Faculty Mentors


Research Opportunities


Dr. Yoav Arieh


Cognition & Perception


Cognitive and perceptual processes with an emphasis on hearing processes, selective attention, multi-sensory integration and decision making

Dr. Saundra Collins




Dr. Julian Keenan


Cognitive Neuroimaging


Self-awareness and the brain; deception and deception detection; evolutionary cognitive neuroscience



Dr. Laura Lakusta


Developmental Psychology


Cognitive and language development with focus on the nature of pre-linguistic thought and how learning language may influence the way children think about the world

Dr. Sandra Lewis

Clinical Psychologist

Black students’ experiences with racial microaggressions


Dr. Ruth Propper


Cognitive Psychology


Lateralized cortical contributions to memory


Dr. Jennifer Pardo


Cognitive Psychology


Language and cognition; Production and perception of speech



Dr. Deborah Ragin


Health Psychology


Health psychology, with a focus on the socio-ecological model to explain health outcomes.  Healthy communities; Health economics; Health disparities and health systems; Health policy



Dr. Peter Vietze


Developmental Psychology


A model of parenting style in parents with young children; Mother-infant/toddler interaction; Mastery motivation in infancy; Adolescents with developmental disabilities; Intervention with infants/toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders