Kristin E. Bonnie, Associate Professor of Psychology
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 (on sabbatical 2015-16 academic year)
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. Currently, she is actively involved developing a community-based doula program for teen mothers in Beloit.
Emily F. Coyle, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (2015-16)
B.S., Washington & Lee University; M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Emily's teaching interests include gender development, psychology of gender, lifespan and child developmental psychology, and research methods. Her research focuses on how social group membership (e.g., gender), family, and society-level influences shape children’s developing interests, aspirations, and achievements. Emily is particularly interested in how these forces promote or detract from children’s interest and participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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.
Lawrence T. White, Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
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
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.
Psychology Faculty Alumni
Heejung Park, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (2014-15)
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 (2008-2015)
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.
Bradley Richards, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science (Spring 2015)
B.A., University of Toronto; M.A. Philosophy, University of Toronto; M.A. History and Philosophy of Science, University of Toronto; PhD University of Guelph
Bradley’s teaching interests include cognitive science, especially interdisciplinary approaches to the study of consciousness, attention, and perception. He also enjoys teaching a variety of topics in philosophy, including philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of film. His research primarily concerns consciousness, attention, and the relationship between them.