Graduate Students

Alexis Torres

My primary interests include attention control and goal pursuit. Specifically, I am interested in the neural mechanisms that underlie individual differences in the ability to sustain, alternate, and divide attention during goal-directed behavior.

Alexis’s Research Gate

Xavier Celaya

My research interests revolve around the effects of drug use on prospective memory and attention control. Specifically, the implications caused both by drug use administration as well as the residual effects from prolonged use.


Blake Elliott, Ph.D.


Blake graduated in 2021 and is now a post-doc at Temple University.

Blake’s Google Scholar

Derek Ellis, Ph.D.


Derek’s Research Gate & Google Scholar.

Kimberly Wingert, Ph.D.

Kimberly Wingert, B. A.

Graduated 2018. Kim is currently completing a post-doc with The Consortium Research Fellows Program.

Margarida Pitaes, Ph.D.

Margarida Pitaes, M.S.

Dongchen Xu, Ph.D.


Graduated 2017. Dongchen currently teaches AP Psychology and AP Biology at an international school in China.

Hunter Ball, Ph.D.

Hunter Ball, M.S. B. A. University of Georgia M. S. University of Georgia

Graduated 2015. Assistant Professor at University of Texas at Arlington.

Hunter’s Research Gate  & Google Scholar.

Aikaterini Stefanidi, M.A.

Graduated 2015. Won Olympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Pole Vaulting.

Katerina’s Twitter.

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