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Program Alumni

College of Law

Gia Barboza, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Cal State - Long Beach.


Bradley John Alicea, Ph.D.
Allison Eden, Ph.D. 2011. Assitant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Daniel Fogerty, M.A. 2004 (Ph.D. from Indiana University), Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina.
Matthew Grizzard, Ph.D. 2013. Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo.
Robert Lewis, Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin.
Diane Ogiela, Ph.D. 2009. Post-doctoral fellow, University of Texas at Dallas.

Computer Science and Engineering

Dirk Colbry, Ph.D. 2006. Research Specialist, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), Michigan State University.
Matt Luciw, Ph.D. 2010. Researcher, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Mayur Mudigonda, M.S. 2010. Research Scientist, UC Berkeley.
Zahar Prasov, Ph.D. 2010. U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Mojtaba Solgi, Ph.D. 2013.
Kwok Hung Tang, Ph.D. 2005. Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida.

Geological Sciences

Nicole LaDue, Ph.D. 2013. Assitant Professor, Northern Illinois University.

Linguistics and Languages

Carrie Lynn Campbell, M.A. Yale Law Student.
Kiel Christianson, Ph.D. 2002. Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
John F. Halliwell, Ph.D. 2004. Assistant Professor, Saint Michael's College.
Matthew Husband, Ph.D. 2010. Lecturer, University of Oxford.
Karen Miller, Ph.D. 2007. Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University.
Ming Xiang, Ph.D. 2005. Assistant Professor, University of Chicago.


Julie Aultman, Ph.D. Assitant Professor, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.


Elizabeth (Helder) Babcock, Ph.D. 2008. Assistant Professor, Augustana College.
Karl Bailey, Ph.D. 2004. Associate Professor, Andrews University.
Monica Castelhano, Ph.D. 2005. Assistant Professor, University of Queens.
Doug Davidson, Ph.D. 2006.
Paul Engelhardt, Ph.D. 2008. Lecturer, University of East Anglia.
Richard Falk, M.A.
Daniel Gajewski, Ph.D. Post-doctoral fellow, George Washington University.
Andrew Hollingworth, Ph.D. 2000. Associate Professor, University of Iowa.
Youyang Hou, M.S. 2012. Ph.D. student, Univerity of Michigan.
Elena Patsenko, Ph.D. 2010. Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Geneva.
Nikole Patson, M.A.
Aaron Pearson, M.A.
Benjamin Swets, Ph.D. 2007. Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University.
David Thomas, M.A.
Christine Velarde, M.A.
Thomas Wagner, M.A.
Mareike Wieth, Ph.D. 2005. Assistant Professor, Albion College.

Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media

Eui Jun Jeong, Ph.D. 2011.


Frank Bartlett, Ph.D. Post-doctoral fellow, Michigan State University.
John Townsend-Mehler, Ph.D. 2009.
Kathryn Wharton, Ph.D.

If you, or one of your students, completed the program but are not listed here, please send your information to gamache1 at msu dot edu.

MSU CogSci in the News and Announcements

Dr. Mark Becker has published five papers so far this year in Perception,Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,Packaging Technology and Science,Visual Cognition, and Applied Ergonomics.

Sunpreet Arora and Anil Jain were part of a team that won Best Paper at BioSig 2016 for their paper titled "3D Whole Hand Targets: Evaluating Slap and Contactless Fingerprint Readers".

Dr. Anil Jain was part of a team that won Best Poster at BioSig 2016 for a poster titled "Advances in Capturing Child Fingerprints: A High Resolution CMOS Image Sensor with SLDR Method".

Dr. Anil Jain and Dr. Arun Ross were awarded a three-year NSF grant under the Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program for their proposal entitled "Imparting Privacy to Biometric Data in Cyberspace".

Dr. Arun Ross (with Dr. Nasir Memon, NYU) was awarded a three-year NSF grant for their project entitled "The Master Print: Investigating and Addressing Vulnerabilities in Fingerprint-based Authentication Systems".

Science writer Carl Sherman's story on stuttering for the Dana Foundation website, titled Seeking Clues to Stuttering Deep Within the Brain, featured research by Prof. Devin McAuley.

Summer 2016
Dr. Mark Becker was invited by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to present his work investigating individual differences in cognition and personality that predict rare target detection at their Workshop on Developing Personnel Selection Tools for Forensic Scientists.

Summer 2016
Prof. Mark Reimers and colleague Bruce McNaughton received an NSF grant to study the dynamics of hippocampal-cortical communication during memory formation and recall.

Summer 2016
Prof. Susan Ravizza became a senior editor for the journal Brain Research.

Summer 2016
Prof. Mark Reimers received a Templeton Foundation grant to study the molecular coherence of genetic variants related to behavioral traits, including IQ.

Prof. Kim Fenn did an interview with Michigan Radio about the link between sleep deprivation and false confessions. You can listen to the story here.

Prof. Devin McAuley and colleagues' research on stuttering has been featured in a piece by WLNS. You can watch the video and read the story here.

Prof. Kim Fenn and colleagues recently had their sleep deprivation and false confession study featured in Time magazine, CBS news, IFLS, and on the subreddit /r/news.

Prof. William Hartmann and colleagues published their study "Transaural experiments and a revised duplex theory for the localization of low-frequency tones" in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Prof. Carol Myers-Scotton, adjunct professor in MSU's linguistics department, published a chapter in The Cambridge handbook of bilingual processing titled "Cross-language asymmetries in code-switching patterns, implications for bilingual language profuction."

Prof. Susan Ravizza's recent work on students' technology use in the classroom was featured in an article on Healthline.

Prof. Mark Reimers is leading an NSF-funded working group on data analysis for the new BRAIN technologies.

Prof. Jeremy Gray was co-author on a recent publication in Science, “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”.

Recent graduate Mina Hirzel was awarded the Baggett Fellowship, a one year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park. Mina was an undergraduate researcher in the MSU Language Acquisition Lab for two and a half years.

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