DATA News: July 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:00am


Administrative Updates & Announcements

Lindsey Jendraszak’s last day was June 16th, 2017 as Associate Director of Graduate Studies. Rachel Goeller has assumed her duties on an interim basis. 

Awards & Accomplishments

Newly promoted Associate Professor Chun Wang has been selected by the Provost’s Office as a McKnight Presidential Fellow, an award given this year to five newly tenured faculty members in consideration of their prior accomplishments. She will hold the title for a three-year period and will receive some research funding during the period of the award.


Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduates!

Victoria Espensen-Sturges
Area: BP
Advisors: Cheryl Olman and Shmuel Lissek
Dissertation: Local and Iterative Visual Processing Deficits in Schizophrenia
Yingchen He
Area: CAB
Advisors: Gordon Legge and Sheng He
Dissertation: Improving Letter Recognition and Reading in Peripheral Vision: Sensory and Cognitive Constraints
Michael Wilmot
Area: I/O
Advisor: Deniz Ones
Dissertation: Personality and its Impacts across the Behavioral Sciences: A Quantitative Review of Meta-Analytic Findings


Research Associate Professor, Magdalena Wojtczak, has been awarded a new 5-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the function and perceptual consequences of efferent cochlear activation, or how bottom-up and top-down processes affect how the ear processes sound.