Cognitive Neuroscience Core Faculty

  • Akins, Chana, Ph.D., University of Texas, 1994; Professor. Associative learning and addiction, mechanisms of substance and alcohol abuse and relapse, and the role of steroid hormones in addictive behavior.
  • Bardo, Michael, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1980; Professor.  Psychopharmacology, neuroscience, conditioning with drugs of abuse.
  • Barron, Susan, Ph.D., State University of New York (Albany), 1987; Professor. Prenatal drug effects, psychopharmacology, behavioral teratology.
  • Beckmann, Joshua, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2007; Assistant Professor.
  • Fillmore, Mark, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 1993; Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Human behavioral pharmacology, alcohol, caffeine, drug abuse, cognition, motivation.
  • Kelly, Thomas, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science), University of Minnesota, 1983; Professor. Behavioral pharmacology, effects of drugs with abuse liability, influence of psychosocial factors on the functional effects of drugs.
  • Prendergast, Mark, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1994; Professor. Effects of alcohol on cognitive function in rodents, nicotine and cognitive function.
  • Rush, Craig, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science), University of Vermont, 1992; Professor. Human behavioral pharmacology of abused drugs.
  • Sharrett-Field, Lynda, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013; Assistant Professor.  
  • Stoops, William, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science), University of Kentucky, 2005; Professor. Human behavioral pharmacology of abuse drugs.
  • Weafer, Jessica, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2012; Assistant Professor
  • Bhatt, Ramesh, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1988; Professor. Perceptual, attentional and cognitive development in infants; memory processing.
  • Carswell, Melody, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1988; Associate Professor. Comprehension of graphical displays, engineering psychology, cognitive ergonomics.
  • Golding, Jonathan, Ph.D., University of Denver, 1986; Professor. Eyewitness testimony, intentional forgetting, memory and cognitive processes.
  • Kraemer, Philipp, Ph.D., Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, 1982. Professor. Higher level cognitive processes involving the psychology of belief, innovation, and virtual world experience.
  • Lorch, Elizabeth, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1981; Professor. Attention and story comprehension in ADHD, television viewing, drug abuse prevention, science education.
  • Lorch, Robert, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1980; Professor. Text processing, memory and cognitive processes, science education.
  • Zentall, Thomas R., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1969; Professor. Animal cognition and intelligence, concept learning, imitation, memory.
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