Jennifer L. Robinson, Ph.D. (Director, Alumni Professor of Psychological Sciences, Director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences Program)

Dr. Robinson’s research areas are in cognitive and affective neuroscience. Her current research utilizes behavioral, psychophysiological, and functional neuroimaging measures to examine how the brain forms memories, and how emotion and cognition interact.  Dr. Robinson also investigates the connectivity of the brain, and how connectivity patterns change in psychiatric and neurological disorders. You can read more about Dr. Robinson’s lab by clicking here.

Jeffrey S. Katz, Ph.D. (Co-Founder, Coordinator of the Neuroscience Major, Professor of Psychological Sciences)

Dr. Katz’s research areas are in cognitive neuroscience and comparative psychology. Ongoing projects involve behavioral and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) methods to investigate change detection, visual search, concept learning, post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and emotional regulation. You can read more about Dr. Katz’s research and his lab’s activities by clicking here.

Kathy Dodgen, B.A. (National Board Certified Teacher Social Sciences 6–12)

Ms. Dodgen is a 20+year veteran high school Psychology teacher, currently teaching the International Baccalaureate Psychology, Advanced Placement Psychology, and General Psychology courses at Auburn High School.