I received my bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Florida. My dissertation research was in the area of color vision, specifically looking at color detection and discrimination in individuals with different congenital color vision deficiencies.
I came to APSU in 1992 and my primary teaching responsibilities are General Psychology, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Sensory Processes, Human Factors (undergraduate and graduate), and Research Methods and Statistics (graduate).
Personal interests include triathlon, cycling, motorcycling, and writing software (Matlab).
For Spring semester, 2013 I am teaching:
- PSY 1010 General Psychology (MWF 9:00 - 9:55)
- PSY 3030 Sensory Processes TR 8:00 - 9:25
- PSY 3030 Sensory Processes TR 9:35 - 11:00
My research interests are in visual perception. Most of my research has had the common thread of having a neuropsychology-slant to them. Past projects have looked at different visual perceptual tasks in individuals with mild to moderate mental retardation or dyslexia, for example.
Current projects involve collaborating with individuals at the Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, to investigate the visual, oculo-motor, and vestibular symptoms associated with mild TBI.
For 2013 I was awarded an ORISE Senior Scientist Fellowship through the The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. I will be working on a BACH research project studying a new thereaputic approach to treating the symptoms associated with blast-induced neuro trauma (BINT).