I am an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Albion College. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College and a Masters and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology with a cognitive science concentration from Michigan State University.
Broadly my work aims to understand how factors such as time of day and incentives can influence cognitive processes. I have done research investigating how incentives influence the cognitive mechanisms involved in problem solving and how time of day influences creativity and problem solving. In addition, I love to find ways of integrating undergraduate students into the research process.
My experiences at Michigan State and Albion College have prepared me to teach Introductory Psychology, Cognitive Psychology with a laboratory component, Sensation & Perception, as well as Research Methods and Design with a laboratory component. This semester I will also be teaching a class on the effect of drugs on the brain and our behavior.