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 4930 & PSB6930: Special Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience
PSB 6031: Advanced Biopsychology

Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, 2009-2015
University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL
Additional courses taught:
DEV 3054: Lifespan Development Psychology

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:   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

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, 2018
  • Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2017
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2019

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Society for Neuroscience, USA
  • SouthEastern Psychological Association

PUBLISHED AND PRESENTED PAPERS

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

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