As a non-tenure-track instructor, research is not part of my job description, but I still do a bit of research using a brain imaging technique called fNIRS. I work with a few undergraduate students and get many requests to join the lab each semester. I can’t admit as many students as would like to join, and I don’t have a lot of time for mentoring, so I’m very choosy. Here are some of my criteria for working in the fNIRS lab:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Earn (or currently earning) an A in both PSB 3002 (preferably my section) and PSY 3213
  • Excellent writer
  • Motivated, hard-working, go-getter
  • Quick learner
  • Can work independently
  • Can devote at least 6 hours/week to the lab
  • Preferred: excellent computer skills

Here are some of the smart and talented students I’ve been working with at UNF: