Meet the Faculty and Staff

Austin, Erin (Visiting Assistant Professor)

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

(575) 646-4715,




Dolgov, Igor  (Associate Professor)

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

(575) 646-2298,



Fraune, Marlena (Assistant Professor)

Social human-robot interaction (HRI) in intergroup contexts

(575) 646-2502,





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

Prospective memory

(575) 646-1047,



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,






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,





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,



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,




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

Gender, sexuality, scholarship of teaching and learning

(575) 646-6207,





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

close relationships, attachment, and emotion

(575) 646-1980,



Dr. Dominic SimonSimon, Dominic (Department Head)

Human learning and memory, motor learning, skill acquisition

(575) 646-2502,





Trafimow, David (Professor)

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

(575) 646-4023,





Psychology Staff

picture of Bea GuzmanGuzman, Beatrice (Admin Assistant)

(575) 646-1717,



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