About me

I received my B.A. (2001) and M.S. (2004) degrees in psychology from Illinois State University, and my PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2008. At Colby I teach Introduction to Psychology, the course on Cognitive Psychology, a Cognitive Aging seminar, and a Seminar and Collaborative Research in Memory.

Recent Awards and Recognition

2015 Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition from the James S. McDonnell Foundation ($600,000)

2015 Early Career Award from the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University


Maine Public Broadcasting – Maine Calling 

On September 19, 2016, Maine Calling broadcast a segment on Memory in which I was asked to talk about “how memory works (or doesn’t work), how it affects our perception of the world, and the varying roles that memory plays in our lives” – MPB.  To listen to the interview, click the link below.

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