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Robert J. Clements

Dr. Clements is a research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is currently investigating the effect of stereoscopic images on learning and cognition and studying/developing non-invasive measures of neurodegenerative disease states. His recently funded, completed research and published manuscripts focus on the effect of neurodegenerative diseases on cortical networks as well as stereoscopic learning techniques. He is using EEG recordings to assess mechanisms of cortical disruption associated with neurological disease states with the potential for providing early detection and therapeutic interventions. In addition, over the past few years Dr. Clements has been engaging in significant outreach activities with area high schools and has incorporated stereoscopic 3D content into the classroom and published open-source 3D learning tools. Related work focuses on elucidating underlying mechanisms of stereoscopic perception and its beneficial impact on learning/retention and translating this to the k-12 classroom.

OFFICE
Department of Biological Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2984
rclement@kent.edu



David M. Fresco

Dr. Fresco is a professor of psychology at Kent State University and adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His program of research adopts an affective science perspective to the study of anxiety and mood disorders. Working at the interface of cognitive behavioral and emotion regulation approaches, he conducts survey, experimental, and treatment research to examine factors associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) including metacognitive factors (e.g., explanatory flexibility, decentering, rumination, worry), peripheral psychophysiology, and emerging work from affective neuroscience, utilizing neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques. Much of his NIH-funded treatment research has focused on the infusion of mindfulness into Western psychosocial treatments. Dr. Fresco is presently Associate Editor for two journals, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Behavior Therapy, and also a member of the editorial board of several journals, including Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
 


OFFICE
Department of Psychology
Kent Hall

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-4049
dfresco@kent.edu


Will Kalkhoff

Will Kalkhoff is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. His research interests include neurosociology, biosociology, social psychology, status and identity, and social exchange. His most recent authored and co-authored publications in these areas appear in the Handbook of Neurosociology, Advances in Group Processes: Biosociology and Neurosociology, Emotion, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain, and Cognition, Current Research in Social Psychology, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science Research, and Sociological Methods & Research. Current EEG projects focus on the neurodynamics of relational cohesion (with Shane Thye, Josh Pollock, Ed Lawler, and others), the neurosociology of identity processes (with Richard Serpe, Josh Pollock, Brennan Miller, and Matthew Pfeiffer). With Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. he shares a US patent based upon their studies of neuroscience and communications. He is a Deputy Editor for Social Psychology Quarterly, serves on the editorial board for Advances in Group Processes, and is a Council Member of the Evolution, Biology, and Society section of the American Sociological Association.
 


OFFICE
Department of Sociology
312 Merrill Hall

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-3712
wkalkhof@kent.edu