The Academic Minute for 2017.10.23-10.27

Academic Minute from 10.23 – 10.27

Monday, October 23rd
Trevor Foulk – University of Maryland
Abusive Bosses
Trevor is a management professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He holds a bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA), Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Doctoral Program at the University of Florida, Trevor was the owner and CEO of Atlantic Edge, Inc. (an adventure sports company). Prior to that, Trevor’s work experience was as a software consultant. His research interests include negative work behaviors, team dynamics, decision making, and depletion/recovery.

Tuesday, October 24th
Matthew Loveless – Center for Research and Social Progress
Misperceptions of Inequality
Matthew Loveless has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University (Bloomington, USA). Currently, he is in Italy as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. He co-directs an inter-disciplinary research center in Italy that he co-founded called the Center for Research and Social Progress. He has been a professor at Georgetown, Ole Miss, and the University of Kent (UK) as well as having been a Scholar in Residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.) and a Nuffield Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK). His current work investigates how individuals see macro-economic phenomena and the effects of these perceptions – and misperceptions – have on political behavior.

Wednesday, October 25th
Alex Burmester – New York University
Working Memory
Alex is a postdoctoral researcher in the Fougnie lab at NYU Abu Dhabi. His research utilizes psychophysics, computational modeling, and neuroimaging to understand how humans remember visual information over short periods of time. Alex received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Queensland where he studied change blindness.

Thursday, October 26th
Lauren Howard – Franklin & Marshall College
Social Learning of Apes
Lauren is an Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College (Psychology Dept / Scientific and Philosophical Study of the Mind Program). She studies social-cogntive development, with a current focus on the situations and people that infants and children learn from most robustly (see for more information).

Friday, October 27th
Aaron Krochmal – Washington College
Animal Learning, Memory and Migration
Aaron R. Krochmal, an Associate Professor of Biology at Washington College, is an integrative organismal biologist interested in the behavior, physiology, and ecology of reptiles. Specifically, he combines these disciplines to investigate how reptiles perceive, interact with, and navigate their environments. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Systematics from Indiana State University.

Timothy Roth is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College where he conducts research on the evolution of animal cognition. His specific research interests include the effect of the environment on the brain, the cognitive mechanisms of space use and navigation, and the trade-off between sleep and torpor. He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana State University.