Scully 427C
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Originally from Missouri, I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) with a B.S. in Psychology in 2016. After graduating, I moved to Fort Worth, Texas where I received my M.S. in Experimental Psychology: emphasis in Cognitive Psychology in 2019 and my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology: emphasis in Cognitive Psychology in 2021 from Texas Christian University (TCU).
In my applied and educational-focused program of research, I conduct research aimed at 1) identifying factors that impact students' learning and learning environments, 2) developing strategies to improve students' learning, and 3) identifying pedagogical tools instructors can implement in their classes to support students' learning.
Outside of work, I usually am hanging out with my family. I have a 4-year-old son named Adam who loves to explore and has an insatiable curiosity for how things work. My favorite hobbies are playing video games, hiking, jogging, reading, and hanging out with my family.

Related Articles

  • Northern, P. E., Tauber, S. K., St. Hilaire, K. J., & Carpenter, S. K. (2023). Application of a two-phase model of note quality to explore the impact of instructor fluency on students’ note-taking. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 12(1), 94 – 104.
  • Truley, J., Northern, P. E., & Tauber, S. K. (2021). The impact of an attorney’s speaking fluency when delivering an opening statement on juror decisions. Modern Psychological Studies
  • Carpenter, S. K., Northern, P. E., Tauber, S. K., & Toftness, A. R. (2020). Effects of lecture fluency and instructor experience on students’ judgments of learning, test scores, and evaluations of instructors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26, 26-39.

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Teaching of Psychology
  • Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science
  • Psychonomic Society
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Psi Chi Honors Society