Curriculum Vitae

Katherine Cobb Hooper, Ph.D.
khooper@unf.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Psychology and Neural Science, 2000, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana
Dissertation: “Electrophysiological effects of stimulating D1 and D2 dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia of freely moving rats.”

B.S., Psychology, 1990, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida
Concentration: Behavioral Neuroscience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Psychology Department, 2015-current
Coordinator, Behavioral Neuroscience Program
University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL
Additional courses taught:
PSB 4995: Special Topics in Neuroscience
PSB 6031: Advanced Biopsychology

Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, 2009-2015
University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL
Additional courses taught:
EXP 3104DL: Human Sensory Perception Distance Learning
PSB 3002DL: Psychobiology Distance Learning
DEV 3054: Lifespan Development Psychology
PSY 3025DL: Professional Opportunities in Psychology Distance Learning

Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department, 2003-2009
University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL
Courses taught:
PSY 2012:   Introductory Psychology
PSY 3214:   Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 3214c: Research Methods Laboratory
SOP 3214c: Experimental Social Psychology
PSB 3002:   Psychobiology (renamed Behavioral Neuroscience)
PSY 3025:   Professional Opportunities in Psychology
EXP 3104:   Human Sensory Perception

Instructor, School of Continuing Studies, 2002-2008
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Course taught:  P101: Introductory Psychology, Distance Learning

Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department , 1996-2003
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Courses taught:
P211: Research Methods in Psychology
P101: Introductory Psychology

TEACHING AWARDS

Disability Resource Center Professor Empowerment Award, 2012
Nominated for Mentor of the Year Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2017

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Society for Neuroscience, USA

PUBLISHED AND PRESENTED PAPERS

Evaluating Techniques to Reduce Test Anxiety and Improve Exam Scores
Fitzsimmons, C., & Hooper, K.C.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2017

Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Examine Depression, Working Memory, and Resilience in a Clinical Sample
Carpenter, R., Hooper, K., Alloway, T., & Jennings, K.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2017

The use of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Understanding Lateralization of Emotional Processing
Guth, K., Nagle, L., Drury, T., & Hooper, K.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2017

Evaluating Techniques to Reduce Test Anxiety and Improve Exam Scores
Fitzsimmons, C., & Hooper, K.C.
Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting (SEPA), Atlanta, GA, March 2017

Does Expressive Writing Improve Exam Scores?
Fitzsimmons, C., & Hooper, K.C.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2016

Does Expressive Writing Improve Exam Scores?
Fitzsimmons, C., & Hooper, K.C.
Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), University of Tampa, Tampa FL, February 2016

Sex Differences in Mood Perception During Hand Contractions: Do Males and Females Interpret Facial Emotions Differently?
Ho, J., Taft, E., & Hooper, K.C.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2015

Impact of Brief Training on Emergency Department Nurses’ Competence in Care. 
Bass, S., Hawkins, L., & Hooper, K.C.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2015

Sex Differences in Mood Perception During Hand Contractions.
Ho, J., Taft, E., & Hooper, K.C.
Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach FL, February 2015

Sex Differences in Mood Perception During Hand Contractions. 
Ho, J., Taft, E., & Hooper, K.C.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2014

Emergency Department Nurses and Psychiatric Patients: Enhancing Competency. 
Bass, S., Hawkins, L., & Hooper, K.C.
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2014

Proctoring Exams in Online Courses 
Hooper, K.C.
Academic Technology Symposium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, October 2013

Dopamine depletion alters the electophysiological effects of D1 and D2 agonists in the basal ganglia of behaving rats. 
Hooper, K.C., Harbeson, C.J., & Rebec, G.V.
Society for Neuroscience 28th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles CA,  November 1998

Hooper, K.C., Banks, D.A., Stordahl, L.J., White, I.M., & Rebec, G.V. (1997) Quinpirole inhibits striatal and excites pallidal neurons in freely moving rats. Neuroscience Letters 237(2-3):69-72.

Differential effects of quinpirole on striatal neurons in intact and dopamine-depleted freely moving rats.
Hooper, K.C., Fender, A.S., Pacyga, M.D., Mosemiller, A.K.,  & Rebec, G.V.
Society for Neuroscience 26th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 1996

White, I.M., Flory, G.S., Hooper, K.C., Speciale, J., Banks, D.A., & Rebec, G.V. (1995) Phencyclidine-induced increases in striatal neuron firing in behaving rats: reversal by haloperidol and clozapine. Journal of Neural Transmission  102(2):99-112.

The D2 receptor agonist quinpirole excites neurons of the globus pallidus in freely moving rats.
Hooper, K.C., Banks, D.A., & Rebec, G.V.
Society for Neuroscience 24th Annual Meeting, Miami Beach FL,  November 1994

Dizocilpine (MK-801) excites neostriatal neurons in the freely moving rat. 
Hooper, K.C., Banks, D.A., Johnson, L.L., & Rebec, G.V.
Society for Neuroscience 23rd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 1993

D1 and D2 receptor agonists have differential effects on single-unit activity in the striatum of freely moving rats. 
Hooper, K.C., White, I.M., Johnson, L.L., & Rebec, G.V.
Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Fall Scientific Meeting, Chicago IL, December 1992

Quinpirole, but not SKF-38393 inhibits striatal neurons in freely moving rats. 
Hooper, K.C., White, I.M., Taylor, M.E., & Rebec, G.V.
Society for Neuroscience 22nd Annual Meeting, Anaheim CA, October 1992