The following BCS faculty are serving on the editorial boards for scientific journals: Dr. Liz DiLalla (Behavior Genetics), Dr. Michael Hoane (Open Critical Care Medicine Journal and Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity), Dr. Eric Jacobs (The Behavioral Analyst, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Co-Editor of The Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin), Dr. Usha Lakshmanan (Second Language Research and RELC Journal), Dr. Matt Schlesinger (Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development) and Dr. Michael Young (Learning and Behavior and Frontiers in Comparative Psychology).
Grants, Honors, Awards
Dr. Eric Jacobs is President Elect for APA Division 25 (Behavior Analysis).
Dr. Michelle Kibby was awarded a research supplement to her NICHD R15 grant to promote diversity in health-related research. This two-year supplement will support BCS student Sylvia Lee in her investigations of the hippocampus in relation to working memory deficits observed in individuals with ADHD and/or dyslexia. Congratulations to Dr. Kibby and Sylvia!
Dr. Blake Hutsell (2009 BCS graduate, Jacobs advisee) won the American Psychological Association's Division 25 Dissertation Award! Division 25, in cooperation with the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, sponsors annual awards that recognize excellent dissertations in basic and applied behavior analysis. Blake is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Auburn University.
Dr. Reza Habib (with co-Investigator Dr. Mark Dixon, Rehab Institute) was awarded a grant from the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders titled "Evaluating and treating the near-miss magnitude effect in underage pathological gamblers (fMRI)," October, 2010 - September, 2011, Total Costs: $34K.
Dr. Michelle Kibby was awarded an NICHD R15 grant titled "Are frontal lobe size and executive dysfunction contributors to ADHD and dyslexia," August, 2010 - July, 2013, Total Costs: $419K.
Drs. Michael Young and Eric Jacobs were awarded a NIDA R15 grant titled "Waiting for a better future: Deciding when to 'cash in' when outcomes are continuously improving," January, 2010 - December, 2012, Total Costs: $218K.
Dr. Michael Hoane (with co-PI, Dr. Gail Anderson) was awarded an NIH grant from NINDS and NICHHD titled "Pharmacological optimization of poly-drug therapy in traumatic brain injury," September, 2009 - July, 2014, Total Costs: $1.6M subcontract to Hoane ($3.7M total).
Dr. Michael Hoane was awarded an NIH R15 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke titled "Vitamin B3 and traumatic brain injury," July, 2009 - June, 2011, Total Costs: $218K.
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Sutherland (Young advisee) for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation in May, 2012.
Congratulations to Travis Smith (Jacobs advisee) for successfully defending his Masters thesis in March, 2012.
Congratulations to EiEi Hlaing (Dollinger advisee) for successfully defending her Masters thesis in November, 2011.
Congratulations to Sylvia Lee (Kibby advisee) for successfully defending her Masters thesis in October, 2011.
Congratulations to James Cole (Young advisee) for successfully defending his Masters thesis in October, 2011.
Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Swan (Hoane advisee) for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation in August, 2011.
Tara Webb (Young/Habib advisee) successfully prospected her Masters thesis in May, 2012.
Amanda Bunton (Hoane advisee) successfully prospected her Masters thesis in December, 2011.
Joe Geeseman (Schlesinger advisee) successfully prospected his doctoral dissertation in December, 2011.
Kris Martens (Hoane advisee) successfully prospected her doctoral dissertation in November, 2011.
Meng-I Chang (Habib advisee) successfully prospected his Masters thesis in August, 2011.
Steven Sutherland is the recipient of the Arthur Menendez Vision Research Award for 2011. This scholarship honors the memory of Arthur Menendez, a graduate of our department. The award is given to an outstanding student in Psychology or Physiology (alternating years) who is studying the physiological or behavioral aspects of the visual system.
Kris Martens (Hoane advisee) received an SIUC Dissertation Research Award for 2011/2012. The award funds a student's dissertation research for up to one year. Congratulations, Kris!
EiEi Hlaing was the recipient of the Open Society Institute's SPGA (Supplementary Grant Program Asia) award for 2010/2011. This award includes $2500 to support her academic and research goals. Congratulations, EiEi!
Congratulations to Cassandra Dinius (Western Oregon University), Robert Graham (Indiana University and Queens University at Belfast, UK), and Anthony McCoy (Albion College, MI) who entered BCS as new Ph.D. students in Fall, 2011.
Cassandra Dinius (Dollinger advisee) is the recipient of the Professor Alfred Lit Memorial Scholarship for 2011. This scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Lit, a long-time faculty member here in the area of psychophysics and is awarded to an outstanding entering student in experimental psychology.
Dr. Alicia Swan (Hoane advisee, 2011) is a postdoctoral scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Drew, University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Pamela LaMontagne (Habib advisee, 2010) is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratories of Drs. Mark McDaniel and Todd Braver, Washington University.
Dr. Blake Hutsell (Jacobs advisee, 2009) is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Newland, Auburn University.
Dr. Andrea Quigley (Hoane advisee, 2009) is a child welfare specialist at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
Dr. Kit Elam (Habib advisee, 2009) is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Gordon Harold at Otago University of New Zealand.
Dr. Deborah Racey (Young advisee, 2009) is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University.
Nam Nguyen, MA (Young advisee, 2009) is a research assistant at Harvard University.
Dr. Jessica Gerson Ashley (Clancy Dollinger advisee, 2008) is a research scientist with the Centre for Neuro Skills.
Dr. Joshua Carlson (Habib/Young advisee, 2008) is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, SUNY - Stony Brook.
Dr. Brett Froeliger (Gilbert advisee, 2008) is a research scientist in the Health Behavior Neuroscience Research Program, Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Roberto Limongi (Young advisee, 2007) is a postdoctoral scientist at the Center for Biophysics in the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research.
Dr. Joshua Beckmann (Young advisee, 2007) is a postdoctoral scientist in the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation, University of Kentucky.
Cathy Watkins, MA (Jacobs advisee) is an associate professor of psychology at Southeastern Illinois College.
Dr. Steven Neese (Young/Clough advisee, 2007) is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Schantz, University of Illinois, Dept. of Veterinary Biosciences.
Dr. Arlene Tan (Smith advisee, 2006) is a developmental specialist at SIUC.
Dr. Paula Mullineaux (DiLalla advisee, 2006) is an assistant professor of psychology at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN.
Dr. Michelle Ellefson (Young advisee, 2002) is a lecturer in Psychology and Neuroscience in Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Web page.
Congratulations to Dr. Derrick Hassert (2000) who was promoted to the rank of Full Professor at Trinity Christian College in 2010. Web page.
Dr. Leslie Gill (1994) is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Political Science at Eastern New Mexico University.
Dr. Kristy Nielson (1993) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Marquette University. Web page.
Dr. Cedric Williams (1991) is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Web page.
Dr. Eric Landrum (1989) is a Professor of Psychology and Past-Chair of the Department at Boise State University. Web page.
Dr. Larry Jacoby (1970) is a Professor of Psychology at Washington University. Web page.
Dr. Scott Geller (1969) is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech. Web page.
(If you have any news on alums from our experimental/BCS programs, please email the BCS Program Director - we'd love to hear from you!)