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Dr. Brent King

Visiting Professor, Behavioral Sciences Division

503-838-9262 | kingb@wou.edu | Todd Hall 328

 

 

Education

 

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND: Ph.D., August 2005

Experimental Psychology

Cognate, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Cognate, Neuroanatomy

Dissertation: Alcohol and Recognition of Novel Faces: Does Alcohol Ingestion Increase the Rate of False Identifications?

 

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND: M.A., December 2002

Psychology, Emphasis in experimental psychology

Thesis: Taxonomic Categorization of Face Traits: Do Humans use Race and Emotion to Classify Faces?

 

Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR: B.S., June 1999

Psychology

Minor, Chemistry

 

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR: A.A., March 1996

Emphasis in laboratory sciences

 

 

 

Teaching Focus Areas

 

Cognitive Psychology

 

 

Research Focus Areas

 

Director, 2005 – 2014

Cognitive Research Laboratory. Adams State University (multiple projects)

 

Research Assistant, 2003 – 2005

The North Dakota Nursing Needs Study. Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota: Rural Health Department

Project Investigator: Dr. Patricia Moulton

 

Research Consultant, 2004

National Health Services Corps Student/Resident Experiences and Rotation in

Community Health (SEARCH). Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota: Rural Health Department

Project Investigator: Mary Amundson, MA

 

Research Assistant, 2003

Prevalence of Chronic Disease in American Indian Elders. Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota: Rural Health Department           

Project Investigator: Dr. Patricia Moulton


Research Assistant,  2000 – 2005

Cognitive Physiology Laboratory, University of North Dakota

Psychology Department

Project Investigator: Dr. Thomas Petros

 

Research Assistant, 2000 – 2005

Cognitive Aging Laboratory, University of North Dakota

Psychology Department

Project Investigator: Dr. F. Richard Ferraro

 

Research Assistant, 2000 – 2004

Operant Behavioral Sciences Animal Laboratory, University of North Dakota

Psychology Department

Project Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey N. Weatherly

 

Research Assistant, 2001 – 2002

Physiological and psychological consequences of zinc deprivation in Sprague-Dawley rats. United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center, Animal Research Laboratory

Project Investigator: Dr. James Penland, Supervised by Dr. Patricia Moulton

 

Research Assistant, 1997 – 2000

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Western Oregon University

Project Investigator: Dr. Joel Alexander

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Western Oregon University, Present

Visiting Professor

 

Adjunct Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

Graduate Department of Social Science, August 2014 – Present

Online Courses Built or Taught

Graduate, Foundations in Research Methods

Graduate, Psychology in the Courtroom

 

Adjunct Instructor, Portland Community College

Department of Psychology, September 2014 – January 2015

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Personality

 

Tenured Professor, Adams State University

Department of Psychology, 2005 – July 2014

 

Visiting Professor (Online), Adams State University

Department of Psychology, August 2014 – Present

 

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

Institutional Review Board Member, Southern New Hampshire University, August 2014 – present

Institutional Review Board Chair, Adams State University, 2006 – 2014

Faculty Senate President, Adams State University, 2011 – 2013

University Cabinet Member, Adams State University, 2011 – 2013

Academic Communication Team Member, Adams State College, 2009 – 2013

Student Scholar Days Academic Conference, Creator/Chair, Adams State University, 2008 – 2013

Curriculum Review Committee Chair & Member, Adams State University, 2006 – 2012

General Education Curriculum Committee Member, Adams State University, 2011 – 2012

Faculty Technology Advisory Committee Member, Adams State University, 2009 – 2012

Undergraduate Program Assistant Director,  Psychology Department, University of North Dakota, 2002 – 2005

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Psychology Department, University of North Dakota, 2001 – 2005

University Accreditation Review, Psychology Department Representative, University of North Dakota, 2003

New Student Orientation PLUS Program, Student Director & Member, Western Oregon University 1996 – 1999

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

Adams State University

– Awarded Exemplary Status by ASU – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

– 2011 – Elected as Departmental Mentor for Junior Faculty

– 2010 – Honorary Membership in Alpha Zeta Kappa, the National Political Science Honor Society. This honor is awarded by a vote of students

– 2009 – Presidential award for “Service to the college and community”

– 2009 – “Everyone” award for service to the campus, (awarded by Dean of Students, Associate Provost of Academic Affairs, and Director of Human Resources)

 

 

 

Undergraduate Courses

 

Introduction to Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Child Development

Adult and Adolescent Development

Introduction to Statistics w/Lab

Forensic Psychology

Human Sexuality

Abnormal Psychology

Honors Seminar

Independent Study

Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women and Violence

Professional Seminar

Psychology and Social Issues – Co-taught with Political Science Professor

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Eyewitness Memory

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Forensic Science

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Internet Addiction/Overuse

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Overview of Parapsychology

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Movies and Psychology Series: Heroism

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: The Psychology of Self-Destruction and Suicide

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Gambling, Gaming, Shopping, & Sex: Non-Substance Addictions

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Movies and Psychology Series: Abnormal Psychology

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Cults and Mind Control

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Movies and Psychology Series: Crime and Punishment

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: The Psychology of Death and Dying

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Women and Violence: Victims, Perpetrators, and Heroines – Taught for Psychology and Women’s Studies Departments

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Sin, Sex and Psychology – Co-taught with Political Science Professor

Undergraduate /Graduate Workshop: PTSD, Head Injury, and Suicide: Veteran’s Issues

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: The Psychology of Evil

Undergraduate/Graduate Workshop: Movies and Psychology Series: Reality Formation

 

Online Courses (Built and Taught)

Online Introduction to Psychology

Online Introduction to Statistics

Online Abnormal Psychology

Online Cognitive Psychology

Online Forensic Psychology

 

 

 

Current Research

 

Decision Making in Online Environments, Eyewitness Memory

 

Recent Publications/Presentations

 

Bartle, J., King, B., & Alexander, J. (1998). EEG power differences due to the use of melatonin. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 1998 Annual Meeting Abstract Program: A Supplement of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 114.

 

King, B .M., Brandt, A., & Weatherly, J. N. (2002). Up or down: the influence of upcoming reinforcement on consummatory and operant behavior. Journal of General Psychology, 129, 443-461.

 

Weatherly, J. N., King, B.M., & Arthur, E. I. L. (2002). Rats’ lever pressing for 1% sucrose and food-pellet reinforcement: In search of negative behavioral contrast. The Psychological Record, 52, 507-529.

 

Ferraro, F. R., King, B. M., Ronning, B., Pekarski, K., & Risan, J. (2003). Effects of induced emotional state on lexical processing in younger and older adults. The Journal of Psychology, 137, 262-272.       

 

Weatherly, J. N., Arthur, E .I.L., & King, B. M. (2003). Positive induction produced by food-pellet reinforcement: Component variations have little effect. The Psychological Record, 53, 269-285.

     

Weatherly, J. N., King, B. M., & Uran, E. L.  (2003).  Upcoming food-pellet reinforcement alters rats’ lever pressing for liquid sucrose delivered by a progressive-ratio schedule.  Behavioural Processes, 63, 73-86.

 

Ferraro, F. R., & King, B. M. (2004). Release from proactive interference with positive and negative words. The Psychological Record, 54, 199-206.

 

Weatherly, J. N., Lang. K. K., & King, B. M. (2004). Does the temporal placement of food-pellet reinforcement alter induction when rats respond on a three-component multiple schedule? The Psychological Record, 54, 319-335.

 

Weatherly, J. N., Sauter, J. M., & King, B. M. (2004). The “big win” and resistance to extinction when gambling. The Journal of Psychology, 495-504.

 

J. N., Arthur, E. I. L., King, B. M. (2005). Positive induction is not a function of “timing.”. The Psychological Record, 55, 279-295.

 

Moulton, P., Petros, T., Apostal, K., Park, R., Ronning, B., King, B. & Penland J. (2005). Alcohol-induced impairment of enhancement of memory: A test of the interference theory. Physiology and Behavior, 85, 240-245.

 

Weatherly, J. N., Nurnberger, J. T., Arthur, E. I. L., & King, B. M. (2005). Duration, response, and location: The influence of upcoming 32% sucrose on rats’ licking or lever pressing for 1% liquid sucrose. Behavioural Processes, 70, 80-90.

 

Weatherly, J. N., Lang, K. K., & King, B. M., Beste, R., & Grove, C. (2006). Induction when rats lick for 1% liquid-sucrose reinforcement. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology B., 59, 654-666.

 

 

Contact

Behavioral Science Division

(503) 838-8344 | or e-mail: kunzel@wou.edu  | Location: Todd 325