Prof. James R. Brockmole
Department of Psychology 
University of Notre Dame 
552 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556 
(574) 631-1792 (admin assistant)
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Department Profile

Doctoral Students 


Sean Dageforde
B.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln  

Sean is a first year graduate student.  As an undergraduate he worked with Prof. Michael Dodd on cross-modal experiments blending music and visual search. 




Adam Vilanova-Goldstein
B.A., University of Colorado - Denver 

Adam is a first year graduate student.  As an undergraduate he worked with Prof. Carly Leonard, primarily on studies of priming. 


Undergraduate Research Assistants 

Katie Rose Blachowicz, Junior.  Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: Sun Prairie, WI.
Helen Gu, Junior. Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: Arcadia, CA.
Daniel Kim, Junior. Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: Suwanee, GA.
Patrizia Maziano, Junior. Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: Ashburn, VA.
Gabriella Patiño, Junior. Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: San Diego, CA.
Isabel Snee, Junior. Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: Denville, NJ.
Emily Tighe, Senior. Major: Psychology. Hometown: Tullahoma, TN.
Kelly White, Senior. Major: Neuroscience & Behavior. Hometown: Ellington, CT.

Lab Alumni

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows

Louise Brown. Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Strathclyde University (Scotland).
Christopher Davoli. Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University.
Greg Huffman. Research Scientist, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA.
Michi Matsukura. Assistant Professor, Drake University.
Cary Stothart. Research Psychologist. US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
Carol Walthew. Senior Gallery Enabler, Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham, England.

Former Graduate Students

Adam Biggs. Lieutenant, Medical Services Corps, US Navy, Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton.
Andrew Clement. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University.
Snehlata Jaswal. Professor and Head of Psychology, Chaudhary Charan Singh University (India).
Kristina Krasich. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Duke University.
Konstantinos Tsagkaridis. Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Neopolis University Pafos (Cyprus) School of Health Sciences.

Former Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates working in the lab have many career aspirations. The following students pursued graduate studies in psychology or related fields. 

Gabriella Adams. M.D., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
Emilio Arellano. M.D., Emory Unversity School of Medicine
Natalie Baldasare. M.Ed., Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), University of Notre Dame. 
Deborah Cronin. Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
Krista Ehinger. Ph.D., Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
Emily Ehrman. M.S., School Counseling, Butler University.
Bryan Golubski, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine.
Ann Kebede, M.D., Ohio State University.
Shane Kelly. Ph.D., Department of Psychology, George Mason University.
Joanne Kim. MSI, University of Michigan.
Miles Klimara, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin.
Monica Lee, M.D., Rush Medical College.
Robert McManus. Ph.D., Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University.
Ryan O'Donnell. Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University. 
Caitlin Sisk. Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. 
Erin Sullivan, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Kathryn Tighe, M.D., Western Michigan University.
Sarah Wiesen. Ph.D., Department of Psychological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.
Madden Zappa. M.S., Mental Health, Ethics, and Law. King's College London. 

Join the Lab 

If you are interested in joining the lab to begin or develop your academic career, to pursue an advanced degree, or to gain research experience prior to graduate studies, positions are available! 

Ph.D. Positions: The Visual Cognition Lab is not accepting new graduate students at this time. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Department of Psychology are encouraged to learn more about our terrific faculty and other potential mentors by visiting our website or by directly contacting professors to learn more about the research and training opportunities available

Undergraduate Positions: Undergraduate research assistants work directly with faculty and other senior researchers to implement experiments by engaging in activities such as hypothesis development, stimulus creation, computer programming, participant testing, and data analysis. Students will broaden their academic experience by extending their learning outside the classroom, obtaining specific skills related to research, and developing applied critical thinking skills that are transferable to many careers. Students of all educational backgrounds are invited to join the lab, and these opportunities will be particularly helpful for those preparing to attend graduate school. Please contact Prof. James Brockmole at to learn more.