Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
Office: Stutzman-Slonaker, room 102B
Courses frequently taught
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology, majors-only (offered every fall)
PSYC 102 Introduction to the Psychology Major (offered in the spring)
PSYC 361 Biopsychology (offered yearly)
PSYC 365 Drugs & the Brain (offered yearly)
Courses less frequently taught
PSYC 370 Sensation & Perception, PSYC 370L Sensation & Perception Laboratory (likely next offered in fall 2022)
PSYC 484 Directed Readings
PSYC 405 Senior Thesis
We are able to perceive objects and events using many senses. Although information from each sense is processed separately in the brain, we have little problem integrating multisensory information in perception. I am interested in learning how this happens. For example, how do we use information from vision, hearing, and touch to help us detect objects and events in our environment? How are features such as texture and shape, perceived using vision or touch, “bound” into unified percepts? I answer such questions from a variety of perspectives, including psychophysics, psychophysiology, neuropsychology, and electrophysiology.
I currently serve as chair of the Department of Psychology, Parliamentarian for the Shepherd University Assembly, and faculty advisor to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology as well as the Shepherd University Secular Student Alliance.
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