Reg Adams Bio


· Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

  PhD., Experimental Social Psychology, November, 2002

· University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

   B.A., Psychology, May 1994


· The Pennsylvania State University, Associate Professor of Psychology, 2012-present 

· The Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2006-2012 

· Harvard & Tufts Universities, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2002-2006 

· University of Virginia, Post-Graduate Research Fellow and Research Coordinator, 1996-1998



· National Institute of Aging (New Investigator, Award #1R01AG035028-01). A wrinkle in time: The perception of expressions in the elderly. Principal Investigator (Multiple PI), 2011-2014.

· National Science Foundation (SoCS: Award #1110970): Studying the computability of emotions by harnessing massive data sets. Co-Principal Investigator, 2011-2014.

· National Science Foundation Grant (Award #0544533). The functional equivalence ofmorphological and expressive cues of dominance and affiliation. Co-Principal Investigator, 2006-2010.

· Social Science Research Institute (Penn State). Black and blue: Negotiating stereotype threat and racial discrimination in policing contexts. Collaborating Investigator, 8/2007-11/2008.

· National Institute of Mental Health, National Research Service Award, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, (Award #1F32MH067294-01). Effect of perceived gaze direction on emotion Processing. Principal Investigator, 2002-2005. 

· National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (Award #0121947). Gaze direction and facial affect: An fMRI investigation. Principal Investigator, 2001-2002.

· Presidential Fellowship, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College,1998.


  · Roy C. Buck Award for best social science paper in the College of Liberal Arts authored by a pre-tenure faculty member, The Pennsylvania State           

            University, 2012

· Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 2010

· SAGE Young Scholar Award, Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology and SAGE 

            Publications, 2010

  ·  Professor of the Year, Psi Chi National Honors Society, Department of Psychology, Penn State    

            University, 2008

  ·  Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction for Teaching, Department of Psychology, Harvard    

            University, 2004

  ·  James McKeen Cattell Dissertation Award, Finalist and Honorable Mention, New York Academy   

            of Sciences, 2003

  · Marie Center Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, Department of Psychological &    

            Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2002

  · Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation, 1998

  · Graduate of High Distinction, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, 1994

  · Annual Undergraduate Research Award, Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, 1994