Illinois Wesleyan
Psychology

Faculty

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Ellen Furlong

Associate Professor of Psychology

(Cognitive)

Dog & zoo animal cognition; Zoo animal welfare; Evolution of cognition; Decision-making 

Contact: (309) 556-3415efurlong@iwu.edu

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Abigail Kerr

Associate Professor 

(Behavioral Neuroscience & Learning and Memory)

Behavioral and neuroanatomical effects of experience following stroke in a mouse model; The role of vascular remodeling in behavioral outcome (i.e., recovery) after stroke

Contact: (309) 556-3803akerr@iwu.edu

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Linda Kunce

Associate Professor 

(Clinical)

Autism Spectrum Disorders; Child psychopathology; Family issues; Intervention and high-functioning individuals; Attachment processes; Application of psychology in sustaining the self, society, and environment

Contact: (309) 556-3663lkunce@iwu.edu

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Mignon Montpetit

Associate Professor

(Life-Span Development)

Adult development and aging; Stress and coping (e.g., personality, social support, community factors); Research methods and statistics; Cultural influences on development

Contact: (309) 556-3365mmontpet@iwu.edu

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Marie Nebel-Schwalm
Marie Nebel-Schwalm

Assistant Professor

(Clinical)

Improving body image and reducing mental health stigma

Contact: (309) 556-3432mnebelsc@iwu.edu

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Brad Sheese

Professor of Psychology

(Development)

Cognitive neuroscience; Therapeutic and educational applications of virtual reality

Contact: (309) 556-1341bsheese@iwu.edu

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Jason Themanson

Professor

(Neuroscience)

Relationship between neural activity and pitch perception in baseball; Self-regulation and action monitoring: Neural activity during cognitive tasks and social interactions

Contact: (309) 556-3109jthemans@iwu.edu

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Amanda Vicary

Department Chair and Associate Professor 

(Social)

Crime and the criminal justice system; People’s interest in crime books and podcasts; Impact of crime TV shows

Contact: (309) 556-3614avicary@iwu.edu

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Joe Williams

Associate Professor

(Neuroscience)

Biological and neural mechanisms of physical and social pain; The role of the hippocampus, amygdala and frontal lobes in learning and memory; Effects of alcohol on learning and memory

Contact: (309) 556-3006jwilliam@iwu.edu



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