Psychology Faculty Listing

Primary Program Faculty

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Kedmon N. Hungwe

  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Human development, encompassing identity formations and agency 
  • Cognition & tools (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Shane T. Mueller

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Erich Petushek

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Injury/Illness Prevention
  • Implementation Science
  • Information Design
  • Risk Assessment and Communication 

Samantha Smith

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cognitive demand of physical tasks
  • Cognitive state assessment
  • Multitasking
  • Sustained attention 

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training
Kay Tislar

Kay Tislar

  • Lecturer, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Multimedia and e-learning
  • Software interface design and usability
  • Software requirements and other documentation
  • Technical communications 

Kevin M. Trewartha

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Graduate Program Director, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Lab Website

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control

Elizabeth Veinott

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques

Allied Faculty

Bradley H. Baltensperger

  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education

Amber Bennett

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Chipo Hungwe

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Instructor, Social Sciences

William A. Kennedy

  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Educational Reform and Redesign
  • Persuasion and Attitude Change

Yin-Yin (Sarah) Tan

  • Research Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Postdoc Researcher, Cognitive Psychology