Background

Personal Data:  U.S. citizen (naturalized in 2010)

Education

Ph.D. (2008) in Cognition and Perception, University of Iowa
Mentors: Drs. Shaun P. Vecera and Steven J. Luck
M.S. (2002) in Cognitive Psychology, University of Oregon
B.A. (2000) in Psychology, University of Oregon

Professional and Academic Positions

2017-              Assistant Professor of Psychology, Drake University
2009-2017   Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Iowa
2008-2009  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
2002-2008  Graduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa

Memberships

Psychonomic Society (Fellow since October 2011, Member 2009-2011)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (National Grant Awardee in 2005)
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)
Women in Cognitive Science (WICS)
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Professional Activities

2017               Judge for Visual Cognition Awards: the 25th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM)
2009-2011  Organizer, the 17th and 18th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and  Memory (OPAM)
2009-2011  Organizer, University of Iowa Vision Group Seminars/Meetings

Ad Hoc Review

<Journals>
Acta Psychologica
Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
Cognition
Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science
Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Journal of Vision
Memory & Cognition
Psychological Science
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Psychophysiology
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Scientific Reports
Visual Cognition

<Grants>
The National Science Foundation (Cognitive Neuroscience; Perception, Action & Cognition)

<Conferences>
Cognitive Science Society
Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM, 2009-2011)

Teaching Experience
(G = graduate, U = undergraduate)

Drake University
Instructor, Cognitive Psychology with Lab (U)
Instructor, Sensation and Perception (U)
Instructor, Introduction to Learning and Memory (U)

University of Iowa
Instructor, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (U)
Instructor, Sensation and Perception (U)
Guest Lecturer, Graduate Seminar: Attention (G)
Lab Instructor, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (U)
Lab Instructor, Elementary Psychology (U)
Guest Lecturer, Research Methods in Psychology (U)
Teaching Assistant, Research Methods in Psychology (U)
Teaching Assistant, Sensation and Perception (U)
Teaching Assistant, Language Acquisition (U)

University of Oregon
Lab Instructor, Graduate Statistics: A Year-Long Sequence (G)
Teaching Assistant, Group Processes (U)

Support

Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Funds under NSF BCS 11-51209 (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellowship under NIH/NEI R01EY017356 (2009-2011)
Postdoctoral Fellowship under UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant RES-000-22-2484 (2008-2009)
Grant-in-Aid of Research from the National Academy of Sciences, through Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (2005): “Attentional Effects in Visual Short-Term Memory: Protection or Comparison?”
University of Iowa Graduate Tuition Fellowship (2002-2008)
University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate Travel Funds Award (2006, 2005, 2004)
University of Iowa Student Government Scholarly Presentation Award (2006, 2005, 2004)
University of Iowa Department of Psychology Travel Funds Award (2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)
Graduate Research Assistantship under NSF BCS 03-39171 (2005-2007)
Graduate Research Assistantship under NSF BCS 99-10727 (2002-2004)
University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2001-2002)

Grants

R13 National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute EY021087
with Dr. Melanie Palomares, University of South Carolina
OPAM: A Conference on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory
Grant period: September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013
Total direct costs: $22,500 over a 3-year period