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Brief Biosketch

I received my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1978 where I worked in the picture memory laboratory of Geoffrey Loftus and later in the individual differences laboratory of Earl (Buz) Hunt as a programmer and research assistant. After graduating, I worked full time in Hunt's lab for two years.

In 1980, I started graduate school at the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology. There I worked with John Jonides on visual perception and attention, and with David E. Meyer using response time to investigate visual information processing architectures. I received my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1985. I spent the 1985-86 academic year as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

In 1986, I joined the Department of Psychology at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor. In 1992, I was promoted to Associate Professor, and in 1995 to Professor. In 1994, I was awarded the Early Career Award by the American Psychological Association, and in 1996 I received the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

My research interests focus on visual selective attention and cogntive control. My lab group uses functional MRI and behavioral methods to investigate the voluntary control of visual attention and task switching.

Further details can be found on my CV.

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