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I joined the faculty at Yale as an Assistant Professor in 2001 (and then was an Associate Professor on Term from 2005-2006, and an Associate Professor without Term from 2006-2010). Before coming to Yale I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, working primarily with Ken Nakayama. I received my PhD from Rutgers University, where I worked with Zenon Pylyshyn, who was the director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science. (My dissertation committee also included Jacob Feldman, Jerry Fodor, Alan Leslie, and Anne Triesman.) Earlier, I was an undergraduate at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota ("town of cows, colleges, and contentment"), where I studied computer science and also psychology. I grew up in what used to be a rural part of Wisconsin.
Working back through my academic lineage uncovered some interesting facts -- e.g. that my academic great-great-great-great grandfather was the first student ever awarded a PhD in Psychology from Yale, in 1895; and that my academic great-great-great-great-great grandfather established the original Yale Psychological Laboratory.
The journal American Psychologist published this short professional biography in 2006. Or, you can read a shorter, more formal, and more recent biographical blurb.
You can download or view a copy of my CV, or see a list of my papers on Google Scholar.
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Some of the material on this website is based on work supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research, and the Templeton Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of these agencies.