Being born and raised in Buffalo, I decided to attend the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) at Buffalo for my undergraduate education and received a Bachelors of Arts in psychology in 1989. I then went on to receive a Ph.D. from Binghamton University in New York State where the primary focus of my education was cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology is interested in understanding how we gather information from the environment, store and represent it in memory, and our ability to transmit information back to the environment. In short, we study how humans think. Some of the general topics that I have studies in the past are: Object Recognition, Memory (episodic and working), Psycholinguistics, Military Psychology and Human Sexuality.
I have been a faculty member at Augusta State University since the fall of 1996. The courses I teach include Introduction to Psychology, Experimental, Quantitative Methods, Sensation and Perception, Human Sexuality, and Cognition. I frequently use multimedia presentations in the classroom. Critical thinking and the scientific method are stressed in all of my courses.
I have twenty-five publications to date, several of which include student authors. I have secured over $100,000 of external funding and have consulted on over 150 studies.