Comparative Perception and Attention Laboratory

Selected alumni



Name

Semester

Project and accomplishments

Currently at

Zachary (Zeke) ElkinsFall 2014-Spring 2016Developed videogame to study social transitive inference in adult humans; received 2015 DUSCI summer fellowshipPhD program in Computational Biology at University of Missouri
Jessica Rick 
Spring 2015-Spring 2016 
Hippocampus and transposition project 
School Psychology masters program at Southern Georgia State University
Bailey MackFall 2013-Spring 2015Individual differences in SNARC effect project; presented the results at the 2014 annual meeting of Psychonomic Society and received the Best Poster award at the 2015 DUCURS conference
Marriage and Family Therapy program at Purdue University
Jade MilesFall 2014-Spring 2015Individual differences in TI projectGraduate student at Winona State University
Rebecca ShareSpring 2014Speed and size discrimination project; received 2014 Outstanding Junior in Psychology award; co-authored a publication on her projectGraduate student at Winona State University

Kayla Salsberg and Kristine Micheletti 

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Blank Park Zoo enrichment project; K.M. received 2014 Research Contribution Special Award from Department of Psychology

Graduated from Drake

Alisa Pasjer 

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Neurobiological bases of figure-ground segregation project; received 2014 Experimental Psychology award from Department of Psychology

PhD student at Kansas State University

Hannah Moses

Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Neurobiological bases of figure-ground segregation project; presented her results at the annual meeting of Comparative Cognition Society

Graduated from Drake in 2014

Jeffrey Kraft 

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Individual differences in SNARC effect project; presented the results at the 2014 annual meeting of Psychonomic Society

Graduate student at St. Cloud State University

Tiffany Williams

Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Implicit relational learning project; presented her results at the annual meeting of Comparative Cognition Society and completed a capstone project

Graduated from Drake in 2014

Haley Chelsvig

Spring 2014

Neurobiological bases of figure-ground segregation project


Clara Bergene 

Fall 2012-Spring 2013

Transitive inference project; completed a capstone project on mathematical modeling of transitive inference data and coauthored a publication (Paxton Gazes, Lazareva, Bergene, and Hampton, in press, JEP: ALC)

Graduate student at St. Thomas University

Tonya Weaver

Spring 2013

Relative difficulty of speed vs. size discrimination; presented her results at DUCURS

Graduated from Drake in 2013

Erin Scully

Spring 2012-Spring 2013

Neurobiological bases of figure-ground segregation project; received the 2012 DUSCI summer fellowship; presented her project at DUCURS and at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience meeting; received the 2013 Experimental Psychology award from Department of Psychology; published an article as a first author (Scully, Acerbo, & Lazareva, 2014).

PhD student at the University of Alberta

Kaila Swain 

Spring 2011-Fall 2012

Videogame violence project; completed a capstone project and presented her results at DUCURS; received an Outstanding Junior in Psychology award from Department of Psychology

HR Specialist at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Kaitlyn Kandray

Spring 2011-Spring 2012

Transitive inference project; received the 2011 DUSCI summer fellowship; presented her project at DUCURS and the 2012 meeting of Comparative Cognition Society; received the Best Oral Presentation Award for her talk at 9th DUCURS

Received M.Ed. at Belmont University in Spring 201; now teaching English in South Korea

Odessa Luna 

Fall 2010-Fall 2011

Implicit relational learning project; presented her results at DUCURS

Received MA in ABA from Auburn University

Emily Leiker 

Fall 2009-Spring 2011

Neurobiological bases of figure-ground segregation project and transposition in pigeons project; presented her results of her project at the 2010 and 2011 meetings of Comparative Cognition Society; â€‹received the 2011 Experimental Psychology award from Department of Psychology; co-authored an article (Acerbo et al., 2011).

PhD student at the University of Missouri

John McInnerney

Spring 2009-Fall 2010

Implicit relational learning project and  neurobiological bases of figure-ground segregation project; received the 2010 DUSCI summer fellowship; presented his results at DUCURS and at the satellite meeting of Comparative Cognition Society

Received MSW from University of Iowa; CADC Therapist at Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Brandon Lewis 

Spring 2011

Videogame violence project; received Department of Psychology Student Research Award to cover the costs of supplies for the project

Search Engine Optimization Team Lead at Allstate

Gwen Carlson 

Spring 2010

Transposition in pigeons project; together with Emily Leiker, presented a poster on a pigeon transposition project at Comparative Cognition Conference in 2010

PhD student at the University of Nevada-Reno

Reese Petersen 

Fall 2009

Category similarity project; completed a capstone

Graduated from Drake in 2009

Joyce Yuen 

Spring 2009-Fall 2009

Implicit relational learning project; completed a capstone project

After graduating from Drake, completed a B.S. in nursing at Purdue University; now a registered nurse in Chicago

Jeremy Goh

Spring 2009-Summer 2009

Pigeon transposition project; received the 2009 DUSCI summer fellowship

Graduated from Drake in 2009

Louise Dihiansan

Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Category similarity project; completed a capstone and presented her results at DUCURS

Received MA from Argosy University; now Social Services director at Alden Long Groove