Meet the Faculty and Staff

Boyd, Erin (Visiting Associate Professor)

Developmental/health psychology, peer victimization, health outcomes, interpersonal relationships

(575) 646-4715, boyd@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

Dolgov, Igor  (Associate Professor)

Perception and action, natural user interfaces, embodied cognition, human factors, and unmanned aircraft systems

(575) 646-2298,  id@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Melissa Guynn, Associate Professor of PsychologyGuynn, Melissa (Associate Professor)

Prospective memory

(575) 646-1047, mguynn@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

03/31/2015: NMSU psychology professor Michael Hout (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Hout, Michael (Assistant Professor)

Visual Cognition, visual attention, memory, eye-movements, and computational modeling.

(575) 646-1730, mhout@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/14/2014: NMSU psychology professor Tim Ketelaar. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Ketelaar, Timothy (Associate Professor)

Emotion, evolutionary psychology, philosophy of science

(575) 646-1833, ketelaar@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. James. K. Kroger, Associate Professor in the NMSU Psychology DepartmentKroger, Jim (Associate Professor)

Neural dynamics, control of attention, functional organization of the frontal cortex, neural processing of analogical and other forms of reasoning, controlling devices with thought

(575) 646-2243, jkroger@nmsu.edu

 

 

Dr. Justin MacDonaldMacDonald, Justin
(Associate Professor)

inferential statistical procedures, auditory sensation and perception, decision-making under uncertainty, and the mathematical/computational modeling of phenomena in these areas.

(575) 646-6223, jmacd@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Laura Madson, Associate Professor in the NMSU Psychology DepartmentMadson, Laura (Associate Professor)

Gender, sexuality, scholarship of teaching and learning

(575) 646-6207, lmadson@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

 


Dr. Michael Marks, Associate Professor in the NMSU Psychology DepartmentMarks, Michael (Associate Professor)

close relationships, attachment, and emotion

(575) 646-1980, mjmarks@nmsu.edu

 

 

 


Dr. Dominic SimonSimon, Dominic (Department Head)

Human learning and memory, motor learning, skill acquisition

(575) 646-2502, domsimon@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

 

NMSU psychology professor Dr. Laura Thompson

Thompson, Laura (Professor)

Perceptual & memory development in infancy & childhood, lifespan development of multi-modal language comprehension, relation of cortisol to mother-infant behavior & infant learning, stress & its implications for face-to-face language understanding

(575) 646-4024, thompson@nmsu.edu

 

 

 

Trafimow, David (Professor)

Social cognition, attributions and memory for events and persons, methodological, statistical, and philosophical issues pertaining to science.

(575) 646-4023, dtrafimo@nmsu.edu

 

 

Psychology Staff

 

picture of Bea GuzmanGuzman, Beatrice (Admin Assistant)

(575) 646-1717, bguzman@nmsu.edu

 

Emeriti

J.R. Cowie (Emeritus), Ph.D. (Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland) – automatic language processing, psycholinguistics

V. S. Johnston (Emeritus), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)– biopsychology, comparative, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology

J. E. McDonald (Emeritus), Ph.D. (New Mexico State University)– cognitive psychology, engineering psychology

K. Paap (Emeritus) Ph.D. (Wisconsin)– psycholinguistics

R. Schvaneveldt (Emeritus) Ph.D. (Wisconsin)– engineering psychology, aviation

W. Stephan (Emeritus) Ph.D. (Minnesota)– stereotyping and prejudice, cross-cultural psychology