Lab Members

Current Members

Photo of Melissa BeckMelissa R. Beck, Ph.D.

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Melissa received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Ohio University, and her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from Kent State University. While at Kent State University she worked with Daniel T. Levin examining visual metacogntion and visual attention and representations. She then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University working with Matthew Peterson. This collaboration broadened Melissa's interest to examining the roles of attention and memory in visual search. Melissa then became a National Research Council Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC and collaborated with Greg Trafton. Here she more finely developed the applied goals of her research. Currently, Melissa is a Professor at Louisiana State University.

brandonBrandon Eich, M.A.

Brandon received his B.S. in Psychology from University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is interested in visual attention and how people are influenced by what they see. In particular, Brandon is interested in selective attention, memory, decision making and attention restoration. Brandon examines these constructs using visual attention to better understand the underlying mechanisms that are involved with them.

Tom   Tom Tomshe, B.A. 

Tom received his B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. His interests include visual working and long-term memory, individual differences, and their role in visual attention. Tom is particularly interested in understanding conditions in which different types of memory are formed and used in everyday tasks.


hanane   Hanane Ramzaoui, Ph.D 
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Hanane specializes in cognitive psychology, with a focus on visual attention and memory. Her research focuses on the influence of bottom-up and top-down guidance on visual search within realistic scenes in non-pathological aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Hanane also studies the influence of perceptual and semantic grouping on visual working memory capacity. To conduct this research, she has mainly used behavioral and eye-tracking measurements. She is currently conducting her first Event Related Potentials (ERP) study, in collaboration with Dr. Melissa Beck, focusing on how feature repetition might bias visual working memory processes. Hanane obtained her PhD in psychology in France at Université Côte d’Azur (LAPCOS laboratory) in December 2019, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Université Côte d’Azur (BCL laboratory) and worked as a visiting associate professor at Université de Paris (Vision Action Cognition laboratory). She was also a visiting associate professor at Université Côte d’Azur during her dissertation.


Photo of Amanda LamsweerdeAmanda E. van Lamsweerde, Ph.D.


Amanda received her PhD in 2013 and is currently a Sr. Research Psychologist at StraCon Services Group, LLC.

Photo of Justin EricsonJustin M. Ericson, Ph.D.


Justin received his PhD in 2014 and is currently a design Researcher II at Microsoft.

 GoldsteinRebecca Goldstein, Ph.D


 Rebecca received her PhD in 2016 and is an Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University.

MoenKatherine Moen, Ph.D

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 Katherine received her PhD in 2019 and is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska Kearney.


 Sunghyun Kim, Ph.D

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 Sunghyun received his PhD in 2020 and is currently a postdoc at the Asan Medical Center in Soul, South Korea.

   GaojieGaojie Fan, Ph.D


    Gaojie is currently a User Experience Researcher at Boster Biotechnology.

   StephanieStephanie Saltzmann, Ph.D

    Stephanie received her PhD in 2023.