Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Psychology and Neuroscience, 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
    Coordinator, Behavioral Neuroscience Program
    University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, 2015-current
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
    University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, 2009-2015
  • Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department
    University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, 2003-2009
  • Instructor, School of Continuing Studies
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2002-2008
  • Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996-2003

TEACHING AWARDS

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2019
  • Disability Resource Center Professor Empowerment Award, 2012
  • Nominated for Mentor of the Year Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Southeastern Psychological Association

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

  • Measuring Cognitive Control and the Reduction of Racial Bias with fNIRS
    Gelman, T., Sheikh, M., Hooper, K.C., Palermo, K., Phillips, R., & Phills, C.E.
    Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting (SEPA, Virtual due to COVID), New Orleans LA, Summer 2020
  • Examining Cortical Activation During A Self-Monitoring Task
    Cohen, A., Fuglestad, P., Hooper, K.C., Suazo, I., Toledo, L., & Leone, C.
    Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting (SEPA, Virtual due to COVID), New Orleans LA, Summer 2020
  • Using fNIRS to Measure Emotional Processing Following Mindful Meditation
    Macyczko, J., Rosenberg, C.L., Wengert, A., & Hooper, K.C.
    Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting (SEPA, Virtual due to COVID), New Orleans LA, Summer 2020
  • Measuring cognitive control and reducing racial bias with fNIRS
    Gelman, T., Sheikh, M., Hooper, K.C., Palermo, K., Phillips, R., & Phills, C.E.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS, Virtual due to COVID), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2020
  • Examining the Neural Activity of Self-Monitoring Using fNIRS
    Cohen, A., Fuglestad, P., Hooper, K.C., Suazo, I., Toledo, L., & Leone, C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS, Virtual due to COVID), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2020
  • Using fNIRS to Measure Emotional Processing Following Mindful Meditation
    Macyczko, J., Rosenberg, C.L., Wengert, A., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS, Virtual due to COVID), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2020
  • Examining the Neural Activity of Self-Monitoring Using fNIRS
    Cohen, A., Fuglestad, P., Hooper, K.C., Suazo, I., Toledo, L., & Leone, C.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers FL, February 2020
  • Using fNIRS to Measure Emotional Processing Following Mindful Meditation
    Macyczko, J., Rosenberg, C.L., Wengert, A., & Hooper, K.C.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers FL, February 2020
  • Using fNIRS in a Multrait-multimethod Investigation of Strategic Processing during Reading
    Dinsmore, D.L., Macyczko, J., Greene, S., & Hooper, K.C.
    The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen Germany, August 2019
  • Using fNIRS to Study College Students’ Reading Strategies
    Macyczko, J., Greene, S., Dinsmore, D.L., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2019
  • Evaluating Cortical Activity of False Memory and Deception in the DRM Paradigm using fNIRS
    Surprenant, B., Gelman, T., Greene, S., Toglia, M., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2019
  • Political Ideology, Personality, and Reactivity to Visual Stimuli
    Volante, V., Fagen, S., Doyon, C., Macyczko, J., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2019
  • Increasing Cognitive Control and Reducing Racial Bias Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
    Palermo, K., Hooper, K.C., Wolff, J.M., Gelman, T., & Phills, C.E.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2019
  • Examining Cortical Activity During a Self-Monitoring Task
    Cohen, A., Fulgestad, P., Leone, C., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2019
  • Using fNIRS to Explore Students’ Strategy Use During Reading
    Macyczko, J., Greene, S., Dinsmore, D.L., & Hooper, K.C.
    Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville FL, March 2019
  • False Memory and Deception in the DRM Paradigm using fNIRS
    Surprenant, B., Toglia, M., & Hooper, K.C.
    Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville FL, March 2019
  • How Individual Traits Influence Cortical Responses to Emotional Imagery
    Fagen, S., Doyon, C., Volante, V.S., Macyczko, J., & Hooper, K.C.
    Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville FL, March 2019
  • Exploring the Neural Correlates of Self-Monitoring with fNIRS
    Cohen, A., Fulgestad, P., Leone, C., & Hooper, K.C.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, February 2019
  • Increasing Cognitive Control and Reducing Racial Bias Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
    Palermo, K., Hooper, K.C., Wolff, J.M., Gelman, T., & Phills, C.E.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, February 2019
  • Using fNIRS to Study College Students’ Reading Strategies
    Macyczko, J., Greene, S., Dinsmore, D.L., & Hooper, K.C.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, February 2019
  • Unpleasant Images Cause Neural Inhibition in the Prefrontal Cortex
    Volante, V.S., Fagen, S., Doyon, C., Macyczko, J., & Hooper, K.C.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, February 2019
  • Prefrontal Cortex Responses to Emotionally-Valenced Images
    Doyon, C., Volante, V., Fagen, S., Macyczko, J., Carpenter, R., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2018
  • Evaluating False Memory and Deception in a DRM Paradigm using fNIRS
    Surprenant, B., Toglia, M., & Hooper, K.C.
    Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, April 2018
  • Exploring Emotional Processing with fNIRS
    Doyon, C., Volante, V., Fagen, S., Macyczko, J., Carpenter, R., & Hooper, K.C.
    Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), East Florida State College, Melbourne FL, February 2018
  • 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
  • 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