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News and Events
Congrats to our all Spring 2020 graduates! Here is a message from the Dept. of Psychological Science faculty:
Welcome to FOUR new faculty members who will be joining our faculty this fall: Dr. Byron Zamboanga, Dr. Grant Shields, Dr. Josiah Leong, and Dr. Matt Judah! Below is some information about each of them!
Dr. Byron L. Zamboanga will be joining our department as a Professor in Fall 2020. He earned his B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently conducting alcohol research as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Canberra in Australia. His primary research interests focus on cognitive (motives to drink, play drinking games, and pregame) and cultural (acculturation, acculturative stress) determinants of risky drinking behaviors (heavy episodic drinking, playing drinking games, and pregaming), and protective behavioral strategies among adolescents, young adults, and student-athletes in the U.S. and abroad (Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada). He will be accepting new Ph.D. students for the Fall 2021 semester (Twitter: @ProfessorBZ).
Dr. Grant S. Shields will be joining our department as an assistant professor in Fall 2020. Grant received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar. His work examines the effects of stress and related factors on cognitive processes, with a particular focus on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning those effects. Grant encourages anyone interested in understanding how stress or related factors influence each of us to come join his lab!
Josiah Leong will join our department in Fall 2020 as an assistant professor. Josiah studied psychology as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and again as a doctoral student at Stanford University. He currently conducts postdoctoral research at Indiana University Bloomington. His research combines structural and functional neuroimaging measurements to test how emotions sway what people see and do. Josiah is excited to pursue this research with his new lab, and he welcomes students who are broadly interested in psychology and neuroscience!
Matt Judah will be joining our department as an assistant professor in Fall 2020. Dr. Judah received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and completed his predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently an assistant professor at Old Dominion University and a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. Dr. Judah’s research examines abnormalities in cognitive processes associated with emotional disorders. He focuses on using event-related potentials to understand how anxiety and depression are associated with attentional biases. You can learn more about Dr. Judah’s research at his lab website: https://fs.wp.odu.edu/mjudah/.
The department hosted a conference focused on Diversity Science in the Spring of 2018. Please see the conference page for more information.