Kristin E. Bonnie, Associate Professor of Psychology (*on sabbatical 2014-15*)
B.S., St. Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Kristin's teaching interests include physiological psychology, introductory psychology, research methods, and animal cognition. Her research focuses on the behavior and cognition of animals, especially non-human primates, and involves studies of learning and tool use in monkeys and apes. Kristin is also working on projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Gregory M. Buchanan, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of New South Wales (Australia); M.A., University of Hawaii; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Greg's teaching interests include abnormal psychology, personality, and techniques of psychotherapy and psychological testing. His research has focused on body image and eating disorders, explanatory style and cross-cultural psychology.
Suzanne M. Cox*, Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Suzanne's teaching interests include life-span developmental psychology, child development, psychology of women, applied developmental psychology (e.g., pediatric psychology and developmental psychopathology), and research methods. Her research interests focus on parent-child relationships, and she is involved in a number of projects investigating emotional development (e.g., attachment) in infants and children. She is currently actively involved developing a community-based doula program for teen mothers in Beloit.
Alexis Grosofsky, Professor of Psychology
B.A., State University of New York-College at Buffalo; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York-Binghamton
Alexis's teaching interests include sensation and perception, statistics, and research methods. Her research interests include human olfaction and pedagogy. Alexis regularly involves students as research assistants in her olfactory research. These students work on all aspects of the research process from helping design the experiment(s) and find relevant literature through data collection, analysis, and writing up the results for presentation.
Heejung Park, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Heejung’s teaching interests include cultural psychology, ethnic minority psychology, developmental psychology, and research methods. In her research, she investigates how culture dynamically influences human values, behavior, and health. Heejung is particularly interested in understanding parenting, family relations, and adolescent development in families who encounter social change including immigration, urbanization, and economic depression. At UCLA, Heejung also received training at the Center for Culture, Brain and Development.
Bill Scott, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College; M.A., Simon Fraser University; Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal
Bill came to Beloit after teaching for 25 years at the College of Wooster. During that time he also served on the clinical faculty of Case Western Reserve University’s department of Psychiatry. Bill has teaching interests in most areas of psychology with particular clinical interests in the anxiety disorders.
Lawrence T. White, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Whittier College; M.A., California State University-Fresno; Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz
Larry’s teaching interests include social psychology, forensic psychology, cross-cultural psychology, research methods, and the history of psychology. His research interests include topics that fall at the intersection of psychology and law (e.g., reliability of eyewitness testimony, the psychology of interrogation and confessions). He consults with attorneys and occasionally testifies in court as an expert witness. Larry has also investigated personal standards of punctuality and the meaning of “on time” in Estonia, Morocco, and the United States.
Robin Zebrowski, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science (*on sabbatical 2014-15*)
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., State University of New York-Binghamton; M.A., Ph.D. University of Oregon
Robin's research focuses on the role of the body in cognition, in fields from artificial intelligence to bioethics. She works across several fields, and is trained in philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science proper. She is currently working on a project revisiting John Dewey's work on evolution and philosophy, as well as exploring the pedagogical utility of science fiction and comic books as contemporary gedankenexperiments. She is working on establishing a cognitive science program for the students here at Beloit.