Faculty Research Interests
John Neil Bohannon III, Professor
W. A. Dunn Distinguished Professor. A.B. Fairfield University,
M.A. University of Hartford, Ph.D. State University of New York at
Stony Brook. Specialty: The influence of experience,
particularly conversations with parents, on language
development. The role of emotions in autobiographical
memories, e.g. memories for kisses, job firing, marriage proposals,
terrorist attacks. For recent press coverage of Dr.
Bohannon's research, read this article in the Sunday New York
Dr. Bohannon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew J. Butler, Visiting Assistant
B.A. Butler University; Ph.D. Indiana University. Specialty:
Cognitive Neuroscience, Multisensory and Active Learning. Dr.
Butler's research focuses on the relationship between memory and
both perception and action in terms of brain processes and
behavior. Most recent studies have involved using functional
magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral measures of memory
to compare active versus passive learning of audiovisual
information. He is also interested in the relationship between
emotion and memory as well as in understanding how different types
of visual information are translated into actions during musical
performance. Dr. Butler can be reached at email@example.com.
Robert H. I. Dale, Professor.
B.S. McGill University, M.A. Dalhousie University, B.A., M.A.
Oxford University, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario.
Specialty: Animal behavior, learning and memory processes,
history of psychology. Dr. Dale has studied learning and
memory processes in several animals--including pigeons, rats,
elephants and humans. He is also interested in the sociology
and politics of psychology. Dr. Dale can be reached at
R. Brian Giesler, Associate Professor
B.A. Cornell University, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin,
post-doctoral fellowship Baylor College of Medicine & Houston
Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Specialty: Health
Psychology and Behavioral Medicine; also Statistics/Methods and
Social Psychology. Most of Dr. Giesler's prior work has
focused on assessing and improving the quality of life of cancer
patients and their families. The majority of his current
research focuses on two areas: the relationship between health and
spirituality/religiosity and how health related goals can be
activated consciously and non-consciously to help individuals lead
healthier lifestyles. Dr. Giesler can be reached at
Amanda C. Gingerich, Assistant Professor
B.A., Gettysburg College, M.A., Towson University, M.A., Ph.D.,
University of Virginia. Specialty: Cognitive psychology. Dr.
Gingerich studies memory errors and the factors that contribute to
them. Her research focuses on how factors such as mood and
emotion can impact our ability to monitor accurately the contextual
details of our memories. In addition, she is interested in
ways to reduce false memories and what reductions in memory errors
can tell us about how the memory system works. Dr. Gingerich
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tara T. Lineweaver, Associate Professor.
B.S., B.A., Butler University; M.S., Georgia Institute of
Technology; Ph.D., San Diego State University/University of
California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical
Psychology; Clinical Internship, University of Chicago Medical
Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychoology. Dr. Lineweaver is
trained as a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in
neuropsychology (how the brain impacts cognitive abilities).
Her research focuses on memory and visuospatial information
processing in patients with neurological diseases such as
Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and
Epilepsy. In addition, she studies the factors that
contribute to the opinions healthy individuals have about their
memory and their other cognitive skills. Dr. Lineweaver can
be reached at email@example.com.
Joel M. Martin, Associate Professor
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, M.S., Ph.D., University of
Memphis. Specialty: Clinical and counseling
psychology. Dr. Martin studies cognitive, behavioral,
and social factors that distinguish the subclinical versions of
psychological disorders from full disorders (e.g., normal sadness
from major depression). He is also interested in stigma and
stereotypes of mental illness, ethical decision-making in therapy,
empirically supported psychotherapies, treatment of substance use,
and the portrayal of psychotherapy and psychopathology in popular
cinema. Dr. Martin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathryn A. Morris, Professor
B.A. Gettysburg College, M.A., Ph.D. University of Texas at
Austin. Specialty: Social psychology, psychology of
gender. Dr. Morris is interested primarily in
race-and-gender-based prejudice, stereotyping, and discriminatory
behavior. She has also studied other topics within the field
of social psychology, including the effectiveness of persuasion
techniques in promoting preventive health behaviors and attachment
in romantic relationships. Dr. Morris can be reached at
Alison L. O'Malley, Assistant Professor
B.A., Butler University; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Akron.
Specialty: Industrial/Organizational psychology, psychology of
emotion. Dr. O'Malley's research interests tend toward the more
social 'O' side of I/O. She studies people's judgments about their
future emotional experience, leadership processes, employee
development behavior, and work-related attitudes. Dr.
O'Malley can be reached at email@example.com.
Robert J. Padgett, Associate Professor
B.A. Hanover College, M.A., Ph.D. Wayne State University.
Specialty: Developmental psychology, statistics and
measurement. Dr. Padgett has a long-standing interest in how
young children learn and remember information from activities in
which they participate. In recent years, his work has focused
on what children learn and remember from visiting a science museum
and from video game play. Dr. Padgett can be reached at