I am a cognitive psychologist with broad interests in how the mind/brain takes in, stores and uses information from the world. I am currently an Associate Professor at Rollins College and earned my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Emory University in 2003, the same year I joined the Rollins faculty.
I teach courses on a broad range of topics within Cognitive Psychology including, Sensation & Perception, Brain & Language, and Neuropsychology. I am also currently leading a campus-wide initiative to help Rollins students articulate the value of their education in their lives after graduation and as a result teach courses on Career and Life Planning as well.
My research interests are evolving as I explore the cognitive science of learning with college students. Past work focused on how non-linguistic information affects low level speech perception processes with projects including memory for spoken language and auditory imagery, the effects of non-linguistic information on speech perception, and individual differences in the ability to understand language.