Dr. Sri Dandotkar
Dr. Sri Dandotkar is a Cognitive Psychologists who examines how college students process, understand, evaluate, and produce argumentative texts. Within this framework, he examines the role of various factors in predicting students’ argumentation performance. These factors include Student related (e.g., Students’ Reading & Reasoning Skills, Students’ General and Epistemic Beliefs), Text related (e.g., Semantic, Causal, and Logical connections in the text), and Context related (e.g., Nature, Instruction and Goals related to the Task) factors. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dandotkar's research.
Dr. Urska Dobersek
Dr. Dobersek's research focuses on individuals' identity, sexual and mate selection, objectification of women, and diet and mental health. Click here to learn about Dr. Dobersek's research.
Dr. Julie Eyink
Dr. Eyink's research focuses on common issues students face every day such as lack of effort and motivation by targeting self-handicapping behaviors and social norms. She also examines how we can apply psychology theories to help students succeed through the Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Click here to learn about Dr. Eyink's research.
Dr. Sid Hall
Dr. Hall's background is in Industrial Psychology. Although no longer maintaining an active research agenda, he has experience doing research in numerous areas -- using memory to measure prejudice, applying social phenomena to feedback strategies, lie detection, and assessing the validity of performance assessments. Dr. Hall regularly sponsors student research at the Mid-America Undergraduate Research Conference (MAUPRC). Click here to email Dr. Hall.
Dr. Aimee Mark
As a social psychologist, Dr. Mark’s research interests involve examining issues of stereotyping and prejudice. More specifically, she has examined the ways in which people are able to reduce their bias toward others through both intrinsic (e.g., via self-regulation and self-control) and extrinsic means (e.g., confrontations with others). Click here to email Dr. Mark for information about her research and opportunities to get involved.
Dr. Amie McKibban
As a community psychologist, Dr. McKibban's research spans several areas of interest, including happiness and life satisfaction, academic integrity and students' perceptions of teacher effectiveness, and gender and sexual diversity. She currently works on user experience research for small businesses and non-profits across the U.S. Click here to learn more about Dr. McKibban's work.
Dr. Zachary Pilot
Dr. Pilot's research is currently focused on social cognition and autism spectrum disorders, identity development, adverse childhood experiences, mental health outcomes, and resilience, and the use of peer-mentors to improve student experiences. Click here to learn more about Dr. Pilot's research.
Dr. Laurel Standiford Reyes
As a developmental psychologist, Dr. Standiford Reyes researches several areas related to individuals and attachment relationships. Her Human and Family Development Lab is currently conducting research on attachment interventions, the maternal mortality crisis, attitudes toward aging and ageism, reparative justice, first relationships (parent-infant dyad), program evaluation, and open science initiatives. Click here to email Dr. Standiford Reyes to inquire about research opportunities.
Dr. Kristina Todorovic
Dr. Todorovic’s research focuses on three questions: (1) How can procedures and practices be tailored in the legal system in order to optimally handle child witnesses? (2) What techniques bolster autistic children’s autobiographical reports in a forensic setting? and (3) What factors influence jurors’ decisions and perceptions of victim credibility? Click here to learn more about her research.