Ann Ellis
Professor - Department Chair

I spend my research time exploring the development of children’s cognitive processes. My work is motivated by the goal to understand how children’s developing abilities and their... See this person's full profile


My main focus of research is on implicit memory, the influence of past experience that facilitates or biases current performance in the absence of conscious recollection. I have explored... See full profile

Assistant Professor

My research focus is children's language acquisition. Some of the questions I am interested in include: How do children come to understand the link between a sound and its meaning in the... See full profile

Assistant Professor

Cognitive performance depends on the interactions of many processes at many scales nested in time and space. Damian Kelty-Stephen's work investigates these interactions in terms of time-... See full profile

Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Links to Assessment Instruments CURE survey (Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience) RISC survey (Research on the Integrated Science Curriculum) ROLE survey (Research on Learning and... See full profile
Associate Professor

Chris Ralston  is a licensed psychologist in the state of Iowa. As a co-author of the Juvenile Sexual Offender Recidivism Risk Assessment Tool - II (JSORRAT-II), his research focuses on... See full profile

Nancy Rempel-Clower
Associate Professor

I use behavioral and neuroanatomical techniques to study the role of prefrontal cortex in emotion and memory. My current work focuses on understanding the contributions of distinct... See full profile

Associate Professor

The general goal of my research program is to document the dynamic functioning of personality across different social situations.  Specifically, I am interested in (a) the extent to... See full profile

Associate Professor

My primary research interest is ingestive behavior - specifically, the role of learning in food choice and food motivation, with a particular focus on how these influence, and are... See full profile