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Core Experimental Faculty
The Psychology Department has nine tenure track positions intended to be filled by experimental faculty members. Students enrolled in the experimental graduate program work with faculty members from both the clinical and experimental programs. The experimental positions are filled by the following individuals (highlight names link to personal web pages):
Virginia Clinton (Ph.D, University of Minnesota)
Text comprehension; design of instructional materials; factors related to logical reasoning/critical thinking
Adam Derenne (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) - Program Chair
Stimulus generalization and peak shift; schedules of reinforcement and basic behavioral processes; behavioral genetics.
F. Richard Ferraro (Ph.D., University of Kansas)
Cognitive aging; gerontology; Alzheimer's disease; cognitive neuropsychology; inhibitory processes in cognitive performance; eating disorders and body image; autism.
Andre Kehn (Ph.D., University of Wyoming)
Social cognition and psychology and law: eyewitness identification accuracy, cross-race effect, emotion and juror information processing, perception of witnesses.
Alison Kelly (Ph.D., University of North Dakota)
Cognitive psychology and psychology of law: detection ability in accurate & innaccurate eyewitnesses, ethnic and gender biases in eyewitness identification performance
Thomas Petros (Ph.D., Kent State)
Assessment of learning problems; reading processes and learning disabilities.
Social psychological theories, juror perceptions & legal policy
Dmitri Poltavski (Ph.D., University of North Dakota)
Cognitive function and psychoactive substances, visual perception and attention, psychophysiological measurement and noninvasive brain stimulation.
Joelle Ruthig (Ph.D., University of Manitoba)
Social and health psychology; achievement-related social cognition and motivation; health & aging
Cheryl Terrance (Ph.D., Carleton University)
Social psychology, gender issues, and perceptions of victims within the courtroom.
Heather K. Terrell (Ph.D., Arizona State University)
Social and personality psychology: gender roles; gender identity; stereotyping and prejudice; aggression; evolutionary psychology.
Jeffrey Weatherly (Ph.D., Washington State University).
Contrast and induction effects; variables that influence gambling behavior.