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Brennan Miller
Research Team Coordinator

Brennan Miller is a doctoral student at Kent State University. His research interests include race and ethnicity, social psychology, and neurosociology. His master's thesis was titled Emotional and Neurological Responses to the Persistence of Identity Non‐Verification, which examines how the amount of nonverifying feedback affects emotional and neurological responses. He is currently studying the connection between status characteristics and the ways status information is interpreted differently by race using resume evaluations. Before Kent State, he received his B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Fresno.
  

OFFICE
Department of Sociology
231 Merrill Hall

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-6373
bmill148@kent.edu


Matt Pfeiffer
Director of Operations

Matthew Pfeiffer is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. His interests include social psychology, identity, status, power, and neurosociology. His master’s thesis, entitled Status and Identity: An Electroencephalographic Approach, examined the neurological effect of a source’s status on identity non-verification. His current work, Responses to Expert Knowledge: The Role of Political Identity, investigates how the identity process can interfere with status processes to explain resistance to expertise. Prior to attending Kent State University, he received B.A. degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Iowa.
  

OFFICE
Department of Sociology
231 Merrill Hall

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-6373
mpeiff5@kent.edu



Joshua Pollock
Research Professor

Josh Pollock is an assistant professor wiith the Department of Sociology. He received a Ph.D. in Adult Development and Aging from the University of Akron in 2014. His research interests include neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive aging, and social psychology. His work has recently appeared in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, PLOS ONE, and The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. His current EEG projects focus on the neurodynamics of relational cohesion (with Will Kalkhoff, Shane Thye, Ed Lawler, and others), and the processing of identity discrepancies using event-related brain potentials (with Will Kalkhoff, Richard Serpe, Brennan Miller, and Matthew Pfeiffer). He also is currently using EEG analyses to research the dynamics of cognitive regulation, emotional regulation, and emotional arousal and the interactions between in healthy aging.





OFFICE

Department of Sociology
315b Merrill Hall

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-9788
jpollo10@kent.edu