Department Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University
Dr. Cohen's primary research interest is in health psychology with a focus on addictive
behaviors. More specifically, in examining the behavioral and physiological mechanisms
that contribute to nicotine use and dependence as well as in developing optimal adult
and adolescent smoking cessation treatments. email@example.com.
Patricia Delucia, Ph.D.
Human Factors Psychology Program Coordinator; Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University
Dr. Delucia's research program focuses on theoretical and applied issues in visual
perception, and human factors. Her primary interests include the perception of collision,
motion, and depth with applications to transportation (e.g., driving and aviation),
medicine (minimally-invasive surgery), military (e.g., night vision goggles), and
sport (e.g., umpiring); human factors in medicine (e.g., patient safety); and performance
in nursing (e.g., medication administration). firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell James, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University
Dr. James is interested in fMRI research focused on cognitive and emotional processes
involved in charitable giving, particularly planned giving. email@example.com.
John J. McGlone, Ph.D.
Director, Animal Care Services;
Director, Institute for Comparative and Experimental Medicine;
Institutional Official Director, Pork Industry Institute;
Professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, Texas Tech University;
Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences
As Institutional Official, Dr. McGlone oversees animal care programs at Texas Tech
University. The University Veterinarians and the Institutional Animal Care and Use
Committee (IACUC) report to the Institutional Official. Professor McGlone directs
the Animal Care Services unit which provides animal care services to Texas Tech University
faculty involved in animal research, teaching, or outreach. Professor McGlone also
directs both the Pork Industry Institute and the Institute for Comparative and Experimental
Medicine (a joint institute between TTU and TTUHSC). Dr. McGlone maintains an active
research program in the science of animal welfare, stress physiology and behavior.
Sunanda Mitra, D. Sc.
Director, Computer Vision & Image Analysis Laboratory (CVIAL); P. W. Horn Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech
The goal of the Computer Vision and Image Analysis Laboratory (CVIAL), co-directed
by Dr. Sunanda Mitra and Dr. Brian Nutter, is to develop innovative models and algorithms
for robust signal/image analysis for diverse image modalities including MRI/fMRI/DTI
data, multi-view X-ray, and multi-spectral and hyper-spectral data. CVIAL also is
involved in state-of-the-art modeling of wavelet domain data compression for multimedia
and medical imaging data as well as compressed sensing. Twenty-five doctoral and more
than 100 M.S.E.E students have graduated since the inception of CVIAL in 1988. CVIAL
has received research funding of more than $5M from NSF, NIH, NASA, THECB, and various
corporate sponsors, and it currently has contracts from NSF, NIH, ONR, and Innovative
Brian Nutter, Ph.D., PE
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Assoc. Professor, Department of Electrical
& Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University;
Director, Master of Science in Bioengineering Program; Co-Director, Computer Vision & Image Analysis Laboratory (CVIAL)
In addition to co-directing CVIAL and analyzing medical imaging data, Dr. Nutter’s
research interests include embedded systems, OFDM communications, and remote sensing.
Michael W. O'Boyle, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, College of Human Sciences; C.R. Hutcheson Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College
of Human Sciences,Texas Tech University;
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center
Dr. O'Boyle's research interests involve the use of a variety of neuroimaging techniques
including fMRI and DTI (available in the TTNI) and EEG (available in the Autumn's
Dawn Neuro-Imaging, Cognition and Engineering Laboratory) to investigate the brain
structures and neural circuitry associated with math giftedness, ADHD, autism spectrum
disorder in children, as well as the effects of substance abuse and addiction on the
brain and brain development. Michael.OBoyle@TTU.edu.
David Richman, Ph.D.
Chair, Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research;
Jere Lynn Burkhart Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership,
College of Education, Texas Tech University
Dr. Richman’s research interests include using pre- and post-treatment fMRI, DTI and
EEG measures to evaluate targeted behavior modifications in children with Autism Spectrum
Shannon Rinaldo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing; PANIL Director, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
Dr. Rinaldo’s research centers on sensory and perceptual processes in the marketplace,
biological psychology theory for understanding consumers and the unique experiences
of consumers with disabilities. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter J. Syapin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Texas Tech University Health
Using rodent animal models and in vitro brain cell culture, the Syapin lab studies
neuroinflammatory processes involved in chronic and binge alcohol-induced functional
alterations and tissue injury to the adolescent and adult brain. Dr. Syapin serves
as an animal treatment core resource for the SPAARC. Peter.Syapin@TTUHSC.edu.
Roman Taraban, Ph.D.
Department Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University;
Assessment Coordinator, TTU/HHMI@CISER;
Associate Editor, Journal of Educational Psychology
Dr. Roman Taraban's primary research interest is in the area of academic learning.
His research incorporates empirical research methods and neural network modeling.
Eric Walden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences,
Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
Dr. Walden is interested in using fMRI, DTI, and EEG to address issues in computer
use and information search. This includes examining how learning to program changes
the structure and function of the brain, how using avatars instead of traditional
computer interfaces changes brain processing and what brain structures and processes
allow people to choose to stop searching for information. email@example.com.