I’m an assistant professor in psychology at Manchester University (a small liberal arts college in Indiana), with previous stints as an adjunct professor in the departments of psychology at Barnard College (Columbia University) and Baruch College (City University of New York). Before entering academia, I spent many years as a NYC-based professional touring and studio musician before earning my BA in psychology at New York University and PhD in neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College.

At Manchester, I teach courses in statistics, research methods, cognitive psychology,  cognitive neuroscience and intro to psychology. I also run a  psychophysiology lab where students and I carry out experimental research.

In the lab, we study emotional learning and memory processes, with a focus on classical fear conditioning as a model paradigm. Current studies are mostly centered around acquisition and regulation of conditioned fear.  A primary goal of the research is to understand the role that emotional learning processes and associated neural mechanisms play in the development of fear-related disorders such as PTSD and phobia, with the hope that this research will set the stage for more effective clinical treatments.

I occasionally blog about the brain/mind/teaching  here.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

Advertisements