Meet the Faculty, Staff, and Grad Students

Fraune, Marlena (Assistant Professor)

Social human-robot interaction (HRI) in intergroup contexts

(575) 646-6406, mfraune(at)




Dr. Melissa Guynn, Associate Professor of Psychology


Guynn, Melissa (Associate Professor)

Prospective memory

(575) 646-1047, mguynn(at)


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



Hout, Michael (Associate Professor)

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

(575) 646-1730, mhout(at)




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


Ketelaar, Timothy (Associate Professor; Director of the Office of National Scholarships and International Education; Associate Dean of the Honors College.)

Emotion, evolutionary psychology, philosophy of science

(575) 646-1833, ketelaar(at)





Kroger, 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(at)



MacDonald, 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(at)




Dr. Laura Madson, Associate Professor in the NMSU Psychology Department


Madson, Laura (Professor)

Gender, sexuality, scholarship of teaching and learning

(575) 646-6207, lmadson(at)




Dr. Michael Marks, Associate Professor in the NMSU Psychology Department


Marks, Michael (Associate Professor)

close relationships, attachment, and emotion

(575) 646-1980, mjmarks(at)

Dr. Dominic Simon


Simon, Dominic (Department Head)

Human learning and memory, motor learning, skill acquisition

(575) 646-2502, domsimon(at)





 Timmons,Grete  (Administrative Assistant)

(575) 646-2502, gtimmons(at)







Trafimow, David (Professor)

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

(575) 646-4023, dtrafimo(at)





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

L. Thompson (Emerita), Ph.D. (University of California Santa Cruz)-cognitive/developmental 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


Current graduate students

Student Email address Area Advisor
Covey, Lee Anna leecov(at) Engineering Simon
Del Sordo, Giovanna delsordo(at) Cognitive Kroger
Goode, Dre dgoode(at) Cognitive Hout
Henning, Daniel dhennin5(at) Cognitive MacDonald
Madrid, Jessica cyrene(at) Cognitive Hout
Morrow, Audrey amorrow(at) Cognitive Kroger
Myuz, Hunter  hamz(at) Social Trafimow
Penn, Rebecca rpenn(at) Cognitive Hout
Pyle, Michael  mbp03c(at) Social Trafimow
Sabic, Edin sabic(at) Engineering Hout
Sandin, Hailey sandinhj(at) Cognitive Hout
Stimatze, Tamara tstimatz(at) Social Madson
White, Bryan bryanw(at) Cognitive Hout
Wu, Ashley ashleywu(at) Social Marks