I am an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Rhodes College. Prior to coming to Memphis, I was a postdoctoral scholar working with George Alvarez at Harvard University. In 2010, I received my Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from UC Davis while working with David Whitney. As a graduate student and a postdoc, I examined how we perceive crowds of objects, a domain of research called ensemble coding. At Rhodes I am continuing my research on ensemble perception, using it as a tool to understand other aspects of visual cognition.
I studied music in addition to neuroscience as an undergraduate at Colgate University, and continue to play the violin and viola recreationally.