Current research projects of Dr. Brown examine neural correlates and cognitive mechanisms of mathematical and memory development using fMRI and behavioral measures with the aim of improving educational interventions for children with learning difficulties. Her teaching interests include Cognitive Development, Mathematics Cognition, and Cognition & Culture.
I am a clinically and quantitatively trained investigator, nationally recognized expert in children with special health care needs research (CSHCN) and child health measurement. My publications have employed structural equation models, multilevel models, and modern test theory to advance the methodological science used to identify CSHCN, investigate the correlates of CSHCN’s and their families’ well-being, investigate health disparities, and provide data for evidence-based practice and policy. My work has also addressed identifying and evaluating variation in the delivery of care and policy that influences CSHCN’s outcomes. Additionally, my work seeks to better understand individual and contextual variables’ influences on health and health disparities at individual, local, state, and national levels. I obtained my PhD from Arizona State University’s Psychology Department. I followed my PhD with a two year post-doctoral training experience at the US Census Bureau, where I refined my expertise in large scale survey research and measurement research. Among my grants, I am currently the PI of an NINR-funded R-15 study examining systematic measurement error’s influence on health disparities for key measures identified in Healthy People 2010, across individuals of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Tony Chemero got his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 1999. From then to 2012, he taught at Franklin & Marshall College (F&M), where he was Professor of Psychology. In 2012, he became Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati.
Tony’s research is both philosophical and empirical. It is focused on questions related to dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, artificial life and complex systems. He is author of more than 70 articles and the book Radical Embodied Cognitive Science
(2009, MIT Press), which was a finalist for the Lakatos Award. His second book, co-authored with Stephan Kaufer, will appear on Polity Press. He is currently editing the second edition of the MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences
For more infomrmation, see Tony's pages at academia.edu
or google scholar
C.-Y. Peter Chiu is an Associate Professor in Psychology with a secondary appointment in the Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He graduated from the University of Toronto (B.Sc., M.A.) and Harvard University (PhD), with training in cognitive neuroscience. His work focuses on the neural mechanisms of a variety of cognitive domains including risky decision making, behavioral economics and consumer behaviors, executive functions, social cognition, and attention, memory and language. At UC, he has taught a variety of courses such as Cognitive Development, Research Methods in Cognition, and Cognition & Learning.
Donna Chrobot-Mason’s current
research interests include leadership across differences and strategies for
creating organizational practices, policies, and a climate that supports
diversity. Her teaching interests reside in the areas of organizational
psychology, diversity, and leadership.
Sarah Cummins-Sebree’s research focuses on development of postural control and
other aspects of perception in children, as well as self-regulated learning in
college students. She primarily teaches the Human Development sequence.
My research examines learning and the effects of drug abuse and addiction on brain function. I investigate this by studying how the brains of individuals who use addictive drugs differ from the brains of healthy individuals. Using associative learning tasks (games like "Rock, Paper, Scissors") in combination with a brain imaging technique called functional MRI, I study how the brain responds to learning and how drug use alters the typical pattern of brain activity seen in healthy individuals. In addition to fMRI, I also employ structural MRI, diffusion-weighted/diffusion tensor imaging, MR spectroscopy and event-related potential EEG (ERPs).
research focuses on ADHD-related cognitive deficits, examining the efficacy of
pharmacological, behavioral, and cognitive treatments for patients with ADHD,
and the promotion of evidence-based ADHD care in community settings.
Hardcastle, Valerie Gray
Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience | Co-Director and Scholar-in-Residence, Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry | Director, Medicine, Health, and Society Program | Executive Director, UC LEAF | Affiliated Facu
201-A McMicken Hall
An internationally recognized scholar, Valerie is the author of five books and over 150 essays. She studies the nature and structure of interdisciplinary theories in the cognitive sciences and has focused primarily on developing a philosophical framework for understanding conscious phenomena responsive to neuroscientific, psychiatric, and psychological data. Currently, she is investigating the neuroscience of violence and its implications for both our understanding of human nature and the criminal justice system. She is also trying to figure out whether notions of embodied cognition help or hinder theorizing about consciousness.
Most recently, Valerie has received research fellowships from the Medical Humanities Program at the University of Texas-Medical Branch, the Center for Mind, Brain, and Cognitive Evolution at Ruhr-University Bochum, and the Institute for Philosophy/School of Advanced Study at the University of London. She received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in philosophy and political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Houston, and an interdisciplinary PhD in cognitive science and philosophy from the University of California, San Diego.
Jay Holden’s research
focuses on elementary cognitive activities, such as reading and
decision-making. He has experience teaching Applied Cognitive and Statistics
courses such as Ecological & Cognitive Task Analysis, Human-Computer
Interaction & Display Design, as well as Undergraduate and Graduate Linear
and Nonlinear Statistics.
Stacie Furst-Holloway is interested in the impact of technology on individual and team-based work behaviors as well as the implications of balancing work and home demands in the virtual workplace. Her teaching interests include leadership, organizational behavior, and human resource management.
Research program focused on partnering with communities to develop interventions to promote health equity. Current community partnerships are with Latino immigrant communities. Current projects target health care access & quality, infant mortality, and mental health. Courses Dr. Jacquez teaches include Community Psychology (graduate level) and Community Capstone (undergraduate level).
Kristen Jastrowski Mano examines the cognitive and emotional mechanisms associated with the development and maintenance of pediatric chronic pain. Current research projects are focused on anxiety and school avoidance in the context of pediatric chronic pain. She is also interested in the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for pediatric chronic health conditions. Her teaching interests include health psychology, child psychopathology, and measurement.
Dr. Kallen investigates the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences of living with devalued or stigmatized identities. Her applied research interests focus on broadening participation for underepresented groups at all stages of the STEM pipeline. Her teaching interests include social psychology, the psychology of stigma, and undergraduate and graduate level research methods and statistics.
Heidi Kloos’ research interests are the basics of knowledge development and children's STEM learning, using the lense of systems approaches. Her teaching interests lie in Statistics, Cognition, Learning, and Cognitive Development.
Daniel Langmeyer’s research interests are in social psychology, focused on organizations and teams. He has had experience in organizational consultation and program evaluation, and s the former Director of Undergraduate Studies. Currently he is coaching the incoming director of undergraduate studies and directing the advising functions of the Psychology department.
Dr. Mano is a clinical neuropsychologist with an interest in learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia). His main line of research examines the role of orthographic processing in reading. He also examines cognition-emotion interactions within reading. Research participants range from preschoolers to university students. He relies primarily on methodologies from clinical and experimental neuropsychology (e.g., standardized tests, computerized tasks). The ultimate purpose of his research program is to develop novel neuropsychological tests and treatments. Dr. Mano is also the service director of the Dyslexia Assessment & Diagnostic Services
within the Behavioral Health Center
Mitchell, Monica Johnson
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Behavioral Medicine (CCHMC)
Associate Professor, Department or Psychology (UC)
Co-Director, Community Engagement Core
Co-Director of INNOVATIONS
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Monica Mitchell’s research investigates child and family coping with chronic illness, and their relation to health status and outcomes, particularly in African-American populations. She also conducts community engagement projects with schools and non-profit agencies to ensure evidence-based practice related to mental health, obesity and school readiness.
Bridgette Peteet’s research interests include substance abuse and education disparities with an emphasis on mental health outcomes within ethnic minority populations.
Dr. Michael J. Richardson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Center for Cognition, Action and Perception at the University of Cincinnati. He is an expert in complex dynamical systems, time-series analysis, social coordination and ecological psychology and has written numerous research articles and book chapters on these topics. His research is focused on identifying and modeling the lawful dynamics that shape and constrain human perception, action and cognition, with an emphasis on social and multi-agent coordination, and seeks to understand how human behavior emerges from the dissipative and reciprocal processes that characterize animal-environment systems.
Riley studies human perceptual-motor behavior from the perspectives of
complexity science and ecological psychology. He has taught many undergraduate
and graduate courses including Research Methods in Perception & Action, History of Psychology,
Human Factors, and Control and Coordination of Action. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation.
Paula Shear’s research interests are in the neuropsychological effects of neuropsychiatric disorders; affective and social cognition; neuropsychology of epilepsy; neuroimaging; and cognitive assessment. Her teaching interests are in clinical psychology, psychopathology, psychological assessment, and neuropsychology.
Kevin Shockley focuses primarily on haptic perception,
interpersonal postural coordination, affordance perception, and nonlinear time
series analysis methods. His teaching experience covers undergraduate courses
such as Research Methods in Perception & Action; and graduate classes such
as Computational and Ecological Approaches to Perception, Computer Programming
for Psychological Research, and Nonlinear Dynamics.
The Solomon laboratory overall research efforts are directed towards understanding sex differences in the neurobiology of affective disorders and neurocognitive disorders including Alzheimer's disease. For more information about our laboratory please visit: www.solomonlaboratory.com
DR. STEPHEN STRAKOWSKI is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the UCCOM; he also serves as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning for UC Health. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S.E. in 1984 and Alpha Omega Alpha from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with an M.D in 1988. He completed his residency training at McLean Hospital/Harvard University School of Medicine in 1992. Upon completing residency, he moved to the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor, where he has remained and has been promoted to his current positions. He has received a number of awards, most notably the Gerald L. Klerman Award from the NDMDA. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and a number of chapters, published abstracts and solicited reviews.
Dr. Strakowski’s work focuses on using neuroimaging techniques to study the problems in the brain that cause bipolar disorder. He frequently lectures on this and related topics.
SBBE, Sensory ecology, models of bat echolocation and flight control, robotic and computational models of animal behaviour and perception. Models of human cognition.
Dr. Whitton's research aims to better understand modern couples and families and to help them build and maintain the types of strong, stable relationships that promote health and well-being. She is particularly interested in understudied and marginalized groups, including sexual and gender minorities. Dr. Whitton conducts basic research to identify factors that promote strong relationships in the face of adversity, and uses the findings to develop couple-based interventions to promote individual, couple, and family health.
Erinn Green is a social psychologist who specializes in program evaluation of non profit programs and organizations. Specifically, she uses participatory evaluation, organizational development and program theory methods to help organizations transform from within.
Dr. Hall is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches courses in Psychology and Organizational Leadership.
Dr. Hall received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University where she conducted both basic and applied research in learning, motivation, and Performance Management. She also holds an M.A. degree in Psychology from West Virginia University and B.S. degrees in both Psychology and Biology from Montana State University.
Dr. Hall has been at the University of Cincinnati for 23.5 years. Prior to becoming a faculty member of her current department, she was a faculty member in the College of Applied Science and then served as the founding (Interim) Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Hall has been very involved in Faculty Governance at the University of Cincinnati. She has served as the Chair of the University Faculty, as a Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, as the Secretary of the University Faculty,as both an at-large and college senator, as a member of the Faculty Senate Cabinet, as chair of the Faculty Senate Governance Committee, as chair of the Faculty Senate Human Relations Committee, as Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, as a member of the Ohio Faculty Council and as a member of numerous additional committees and councils including the President's cabinet, the Academic Coordinating Committee, two Presidential Search Committees, a Provostal search committee, the Just Community Steering committee, the Grievance committee, the Student Appeals committee and many others.
Kenneth King is a psychobiologist with a particular interest in how small primitive areas in lower brain regions exert great influence over higher mental functions. In addition to Introductory Psychology and Statistics/Methods, his courses include Psychobiology, Psychopharmacology, Brains on Drugs, and Broken Brains.
Tom is currently employed by the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor - Educator in their Organizational Leadership/Human Resource Management Program. A 1990 UC MALER graduate of with over 25 years of experience, Thomas Mobley, SPHR is a respected expert in the HR field. As a Human Resource Consultant and University Professor he has demonstrated his ability to transfer knowledge and provide others with the tools they need to succeed. In Mobley Human Resource Consulting Tom has combined his corporate and teaching experience to create workshops and presentations that are both practical and effective. His HR Certification Prep Course has had several sessions where 100% of those who took the course passed their test. He was honored to be recognized as one of three finalists for Miami University’s 2013/14 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Tom’s broad background includes work with Fortune 100 firms, government agencies, start-ups, and international companies. His expertise has been sought out and included in articles in USA Today, CNBC, MSNBC, and Dow Jones’ MarketWatch. In addition to being part of the faculty at Miami University, Tom is a past State Council Director for the Ohio State Council of SHRM and has served on the SHRM Board of Director’s Membership Advisory Council Representative for SHRM’s North Central Region. In 2011, he co-founded GETDOT Cincy – a non-profit professional networking group which aids its members and has raised over $11,000 for local children’s charities.
He has been to China twice in the last two years to teach Human Resource Management and Negotiation Courses for the International MBA and Graduate School for Dalian University of Technology (ranked in the top 10 for MBA programs in China). While there he has also presented Leading Through Change for HP, Emotional Intelligence for FESCO and Overcoming Bias.
Rogers’ scholarly interests include the development of course evaluations that
can be used formatively as part of continuous improvement processes. She also
collaborates with community-, school-, and hospital-based programs to provide
program evaluations for use in data-driven decision making.
Dr. Shyan-Norwalt received her Doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Hawaii in Comparative Cognition. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship on research in primate cognition at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, she taught for two years at Southwest Texas State University, and then moved to Butler University in Indianapolis, where she taught experimental methods, learning, and cognition for 13 years. She has been a college professor, published scientist, animal shelter manager, and animal behaviorist. She is an Educator Assistant Professor in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati and runs a private practice in companion, domestic, and exotic animal behavior.
Kathy Burlew is a substance abuse researcher. Her current and recent projects include (1) the development and testing of culturally tailored interventions to reduce HIV risk among substance abusing males and females and (2) the evaluation of interventions for African American substance abusers and (3) the evaluation of the long term benefits of participation in family therapy for substance using adolescents.
The current research interest of Charles Ginn focuses on the adoption of alternative course content systems including e-texts, publisher platforms, and open resource materials. For his teaching, he has repeatedly received the Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Senior Class award for Inspiring Students. In 2011 Dr. Ginn received an Ohio Innovator Award from the Ohio Board of Regents for his efforts to reduce content costs for students.
research interests are the psychological mechanisms underlying regulation and
dysregulation of physiological states; the theological and philosophical
origins of the mind/body dualism; and the psychophysiological, affective, and
motivational mediators of psychological and physical disorders.
Her teaching interests lie in Health Psychology, Personality, and personality
My work is concerned with system improvement through evaluation, policy research, and planning. I am particularly interested in systems that serve children at risk, that serve persons in poverty, and that promote economic empowerment,
Catherine Strathern’s current research is a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project: a participatory action research group investigating scholarly teaching issues. Her teaching expertise covers the following topics: establishing rapport in the classroom, active learning, classroom management and writing across the curriculum. She also gives workshops in the community on the grieving process, communication issues and conflict resolution.
Robert Stutz is interested in psychological and vocational assessment, especially the psychometric predictors of vocational success in disabled persons. His teaching interests include topics related to the biological bases of behavior. Courses include: Broken Brains, Introduction to Psychobiology, Abnormal Psychology.
Research interests of Purcell Taylor include stress and its psycho physiological effects and phenomenology. Dr Taylor is also interested in the treatment of chemical dependency, sex offenders, HIV?AIDS and their victims. Also cyber sex among college students and the development of chemical dependency screening instruments.Visit the Declare Therapy Center