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Michael J. Cortese, Ph.D.

mcortese@mail.unomaha.edu

Associate Professor

Institution Degree

University of Nebraska at Omaha (1991) B.A. (Psychology)

University of Kansas (1994) M.A. (Psychology)

University of Kansas (1997) Ph.D. (Cognitive/Experimental Psychology)

Washington University (1997-2000) Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institution Position Dates

University of Kansas Teaching Assistant 1992-1994

University of Kansas Assistant Instructor 1994-1996

University of Kansas Teaching Assistant 1996-1997

University of Kansas Laboratory Instructor- ESL 1996-1997

Washington University Postdoctoral Research Associate 1997-2000

Morehead St. University Assistant Professor 2000-2003

College of Charleston Assistant Professor 2003-2006

University of Nebraska at Omaha Assistant Professor 2006-2008

University of Nebraska at Omaha Associate Professor 2008-present

Professional Affiliations

Member of Midwestern Psychological Association 2007-2008

Member of Psychonomic Society 2001 to present

Member of Kentucky Academy of Science 2002-2003

Member of Midlands Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience 2008 to present

Fellowships and Awards

Psi Lamda and Psi Chi Professor of the Year in Psychology, 2001-2002, Morehead State University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Summer Fellowship “Phonological Information in Word Recognition” University of Kansas, 1997

Montie McMickell Graduate School Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas, 1996

Departmental and University Service

University of Nebraska at Omaha Psi Chi Co-advisor, 2007 to present

University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Psychology Merit Committee, 2007-2008

University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Psychology Resources Committee, 2006 to present

College of Charleston Institutional Review Board Director Search Committee, 2006

College of Charleston Institutional Review Board (IRP), 2005-2006

College of Charleston Drug and Alcohol Task Force, 2005-2006

Department of Psychology Minutes Secretary, College of Charleston, 2004-2006

Chair, Human Subjects Committee, College of Charleston, 2004-2006

Curriculum Committee – College of Charleston, 2004-2006

Faculty Committee of Academic Standards, College of Charleston, 2004-2005

Faculty Search Committee – College of Charleston, 2003-2004

Graduate Curriculum Committee – Morehead State University, 2002-2003

Departmental Honors Committee – Morehead State University, 2003-2003

University Academic Standards and Appeals Committee – Morehead State University, 2001-2003

University Honors Committee – Morehead State University, 2001-2003

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee – College of Science and Technology, Morehead State University, 2001-2002

Graduate Curriculum Committee – College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Morehead State University, 2000-2001

Chair, Human Subjects Committee, Morehead State University, 2000-2003

Psychopharmacology Faculty Search Committee, Morehead State University, 2000-2003

Experimental Psychology Faculty Search Committee, Morehead State University, 2000-2003

Undergraduate Assessment Committee, Morehead State University, 2000-2003

Student Representative to the Psychology Department, University of Kansas, 1996-1997

Student Representative to the Subject Use Committee, University of Kansas, 1996-1997

Co-director of the Experimental Psychology Proseminar, University of Kansas, 1993-1994

Student Representative to the Experimental Psychology Program, University of Kansas,

1994-1995

Teaching Experience

Cognitive Neuroscience - University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2011

Cognitive Psychology Graduate Seminar - University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007-2011

Methods of Psychological Inquiry - Morehead State University, 2000-2002, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2006-2011

Cognitive Psychology – Morehead State University, 2001-2003, College of Charleston, 2003- 2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2006-2011

Psychology of Language – College of Charleston, 2004-2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2010

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences - College of Charleston, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009-2011

Introduction to Psychological Science – University of Kansas, 1994-1995, Washington University, 1998-2000, Morehead State University, 2000-2003, College of Charleston, 2003-2005

Cognitive Psychology Laboratory – College of Charleston, 2003-2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2010-2011

Cognitive Neuropsychology Graduate Seminar – Morehead State University, 2002

Experimental Design and Analysis II – Morehead State University, 2003

Experimental Design and Analysis I – Morehead State University, 2002

Behavioral Statistics Teaching Assistant - University of Kansas, 1992-1994

Cognitive Psychology Teaching Assistant - University of Kansas, 1992-1994, 1996-1997

Child Psychology Teaching Assistant - University of Kansas, 1996-1997

Course Development

Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009

Experimental Design and Analysis II, Morehead State University, 2000

Experimental Design and Analysis I, Morehead State University, 2000

Teaching Materials

Cortese, M.J., & Sergent-Marshall, S. (2000). Experimental Psychology by Kantowitz, Roediger & Elmes:Instructors Manual (7 th edition). Stanford, CT: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Cortese, M.J., & Sergent-Marshall, S. (2000). Experimental Psychology by Kantowitz, Roediger & Elmes: Study Guide (7 th edition). Stanford, CT: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Teaching Interests

I am qualified to teach and interested in teaching courses in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Psychology of Language and Reading, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Aging, Human Memory and Attention, Connectionist Models of Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Research Interests

My research involves the examination of word processing, semantic memory, episodic memory, attention, and insights that can be gleaned via the study of different populations such as children, younger adults, healthy older adults, individuals with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type, Semantic Dementia, Developmental Dyslexia, Acquired Dyslexia, and other distinct neuropsychological profiles.

 Web-Based Repository

Balota, D.A., Hutchison, K.A., Yap, M.J., Cortese, M.J., Neely, J. H., Nelson, D. L., Simpson, G.B., & Treiman, R. (2002). The English Lexicon Project: A web-based repository for 40,481 English words and nonwords.

Publications

Schock, J., Cortese, M.J., (submitted). Imageability and Age of Acquisition Effects in Disyllabic Word Recognition.

Schock, J., Cortese, M.J., & Khanna, M.M., & Toppi, S. (in press). Age of acquisition ratings for 3,000 disyllabic words. Behavior Research Methods.

Schock, J., Cortese, M.J., Khanna, M.M. (in press). Imageability ratings for 3,000 disyllabic words. Behavior Research Methods.

Balota, D.A., Yap, M.J., Hutchison, K.A., & Cortese, M.J. (in press). Megastudies: Large scale analyses of lexical processes. To appear in Adelman (Ed.) Visual Word Recognition Vol. 1: Models and Methods, Orthography and Phonology.

Cortese, M.J., Balota, D.A. (in press). Visual word recognition in skilled adult readers. To appear in M. Joanisse & K. McRae (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics.

Khanna, M.M. & Cortese, M.J., (2011). Age of Acquisition Ratings for 1,208 Ambiguous and Polysemous Words. Behavior Research Methods. 43, 89-96. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-010-0027-y

Brysbaert, M. & Cortese, M.J. (2011). Do the effects of familiarity and age of acquisition survive better frequency norms? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 545-559. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2010.503374.

Cortese, M.J., Khanna, M.M. & Hacker, S. (2010) Recognition memory for 2,578 monosyllabic words. Memory, 18, 595-609. DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2010.493892.

Khanna, M.M., & Cortese , M.J., & Birchwood, K.(2010). Learning new words affects nonword pronunciation in children. Scientific Studies of Reading, 14, 407-439. DOI: 10.1080/10888431003623512

Khanna, M.M., & Cortese , M.J. (2009). Children and adults are differentially affected by presentation modality in the DRM paradigm. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 859-877. DOI: 10. 1002/acp.1519.

Balota, D.A., Yap, M.J., Cortese, M.J., & Watson, J.M. (2008). Beyond Mean Response Latency: Response Time Distributional Analyses of Semantic Priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 59, 495-513.

Hutchison, K.A., Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J. & Watson, J.M. (2008). Predicting semantic priming at the item-level, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 1036-1066.

Cortese, M.J., Khanna, M.M. (2008) Age of Acquisition Ratings for 3,000 Monosyllabic Words. Behavior Research Methods. 40, 791-794.

Cortese, M.J., Khanna, M.M. White, K.K., Veljkovic, I., & Drumm, G. (2008). The activation and monitoring of memories produced by words and pseudohomophones. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 393-414

Balota, D.A., Yap, M.J., Cortese, M.J., Hutchison, K.A., Kessler, B. , Loftus, B., Neely, J. H., Nelson, D. L., Simpson, G.B., & Treiman, R. (2007). The English Lexicon Project: A Users Guide. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 445-459.

Cortese, M.J., & Khanna, M.M. (2007). Age of acquisition predicts naming and lexical decision performance above and beyond 22 other predictor variables: An analysis of 2340 words. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 1072-1082.

Duchek, J.M., Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J. (2006). Prospective Memory and Apolipoprotein E in Healthy Aging and Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease. Neuropsychology, 20, 633-644.

Balota, D.A., Yap, M.J., & Cortese, M.J. (2006). Visual word recognition: The journey from features to meaning (A travel update). In M. Traxler & M. Gernsbacher (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics (2nd Edition) , Elsevier.

Yap , M.J., Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., & Watson, J.M. (2006). Single versus Dual Process Models of Lexical Decision Performance: Insights from RT Distributional Analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 1324-1344.

Cortese, M.J., Watson, J.M., Khanna., M.M., & McCallion, M. (2006). Revisiting distinctive processes in memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 446-451.

Cortese, M.J., Balota, D.A., Sergent-Marshall, S.D. Buckner, R.L., & Gold, B.T. (2006). Consistency and regularity in past tense verb generation in healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and semantic dementia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23, 856-876.

Gold, B.T., Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., Sergent-Marshall,S.D., Snyder, A.Z., Salat, D.H., Fischl, B., Dale, A.M., Morris, J.C. & Buckner, R.L. (2005). Differing neuropsychological and neuroanatomical correlates of abnormal reading in early-stage semantic dementia and dementia of the Alzheimer type. Neuropsychologia, 43, 833-846.

Cortese, M.J., & Fugett, A. (2004). Imageability Ratings for 3,000 Monosyllabic Words. Behavior Methods and Research, Instrumentation, & Computers, 36, 384-387.

Cortese, M.J., Watson, J.M., Wang, J. & Fugett, A. (2004). Relating distinctive orthographic and phonological processes to episodic memory performance, Memory & Cognition, 32, 632-639.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., Sergent Marshall, S.D., Spieler, D. H., & Yap, M.J. (2004). Visual word recognition for single syllable words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 283-316.

Cortese, M.J., Balota, D.A., Sergent-Marshall, S.D., & Buckner, R.L. (2003). Sublexical, lexical, and semantic influences in spelling: Exploring the effects of age, Alzheimer’s disease and primary semantic impairment. Neuropsychologia, 41, 952-967.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., & Wenke, D. (2002). Ambiguity Resolution Across Tasks and Across Groups of Individuals: An Attentional Selection Framework. In D. Gorfein (Ed.) On the Consequences of Meaning Selection. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Balota, D.A., Burgess, G., Cortese, M.J., & Adams, D.A. (2002). Memory for the infrequent in young, old, and early stage Alzheimer's disease: Evidence for two processes in episodic recognition performance. Journal of Memory and Language, 46, 199-226.

Balota, D.A., Pilotti, M., & Cortese, M.J. (2001) Subjective frequency estimates for 2,906 words. Memory & Cognition, 29, 639-647.

Cortese, M.J., & Simpson G.B. (2000). Regularity effects in word naming: What are they? Memory & Cognition, 28, 1269-1276.

Balota, D.A., & Cortese, M.J. (2000). Theories in cognitive psychology. In A. Kazdin (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., Duchek, J.M., Adams, D.A., Roediger, H.L., McDermott, K.B., & Yerys, B.E., (1999). Veridical and false memories in healthy older adults and in dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 16, 361-384.

Cortese, M.J. (1998). Revisiting serial position effects in reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 39, 652-665.

Cortese, M.J., Simpson, G.B., & Woolsey, S. (1997). The effects of association and imageability on phonological mapping. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 4, 226-231.

Number of Citations (973 according to the Web of Science, 4-12-2012)

First Author Publications – 243 citations

Other Publications – 730 citations

Grant Proposal (Under Review, Co-Investigator)MRI: Acquisition of ETG-4000 24 Channel Optical Topography System for Research, Training and Outreach Activities (Nick Sturgio – PI).

Grant Proposal (Unfunded)

(2009) Using magnetoencephalography to differentiate among neural correlates associated with orthographic-to-phonological translation, word-nonword discrimination, and speech. (M.J. Cortese, T. Wilson co-PIs, $726,834 (Direct Costs = $578,352, Indirect Costs = $48,289).

Grants Awarded

Externally Funded Grants

2006 (subcontract) - Collaborative Research: Construction and Utility of a Large Scale Semantic Priming Database (K.A. Hutchison and D.A. Balota co-PIs). National Science Foundation, Subcontract worth $27,035 (Direct Costs = $19,173, Indirect Costs = $7,862).

2002 – Recall, Recognition, and Semantic Memory Project (PI). National Science Foundation - Kentucky EPSCoR Grant, $24,998.

2000 (consultant) – English Lexicon Project (D.A. Balota PI). National Science Foundation.

Internally Funded Grants

2004 - Memory for and Perception of Political Advertisements (Co-PI). College of Charleston, Interdisciplinary Research Grant, $2,000.

2004 - College of Charleston Summer Research Grant (PI). College of Charleston, $2,500.

2002 - Lexicality Effects in Reading Aloud: Where in the Word Are They? (PI) Morehead State University Research Grant, $2,691.

2001 - Lexicality Effects in Reading Aloud: Where in the Word Are They? (PI) Morehead State University Research Grant, $4,583.

Research in Progress

Schock, J., Cortese, M.J. & Khanna, M.M. Imageability Ratings for 3,000 DisyllabicWords.

Schock, J., Cortese, M.J. & Khanna, M.M. Age of Acquisition Ratings for 3,000 DisyllabicWords.

Khanna, M. M.,Cortese, M. J., Godwin, S., Lang, K. & Person, A. The influence of lexicality on phonological and semantic memory processing.

Cortese, M.J.How does the hazard function probability affect delayed naming performance?

Cortese, M.J.What are the criteria that people use to pronounce words in the speeded reading aloud task?

Hutchison, K.A., Balota, D.A., Neely, J.H., Cortese, M.J.Construction and Utility of a Large Scale Semantic Priming Database.

Editorial Service

Associate Editor

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition from 2012

Consulting Editor

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review from 2006 to present

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition

American Journal of Psychology

Applied Psycholinguistics

Behavior Research Methods

Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers

British Journal of Psychology

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology

Cerebral Cortex

Cognition

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Neuropsychology

Experimental Psychology

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Information Sciences

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Journal of Cognitive Science

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Journal of Memory and Language

Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Language and Cognitive Processes

Language and Speech

Memory & Cognition

Neuropsychologia

Psychology and Aging

Psychological Research

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Grant Referee:

Health Research Board of Ireland Research Project Grants Scheme 2004.

National Science Foundation, Perception, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Action and Cognition 2009-2011.

Presentations

Schock, J., Cortese, M.J., &Yap, M.J. (2011). Imageability and Age of Acquisition Effects in Disyllabic Word Recognition. In Proceedings of the 52 nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seatle, WA: Psychonomic Society.

Hutchison, K. A., Balota, D. A., Neely, J. H., Cortese, M., Cohen-Shikora, E., Yap, M.J., Tse, C.S. (2011). The semantic priming project: A mega-study. In Proceedings of the 51 st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seatle, WA: Psychonomic Society.

Cortese, M.J. (2011). Examining theories of word processing via lexical decision, naming, past tense verb generation, and recognition memory. Invited talk, Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association . Chicago, IL.

Khanna, M.M., & Cortese, M.J. (2010). Age of Acquisition Ratings for 1,208 Ambiguous and Polysemous Words. In Proceedings of the 51 st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, MO: Psychonomic Society.

Cortese, M.J., Khanna, M.M., Gregory, S., & Sedlecek, L.E. (2009). Recognition memory for 2,579 monosyllabic words. In Proceedings of the 50 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA: Psychonomic Society.

Khanna, M.M. & Cortese, M.J., Scott, K. (2009). Learning new words affects nonword pronunciation in children. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, April 2-4, Denver, CO.

Khanna, M.M. & Cortese, M.J. (2009). Did I See sleep or sleap? It Depends on the Other Items on the List. APS Annual Convention, May 22 - 25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Cortese, M.J. (2008). What does semantic dementia tell us about word processing? Presented at Washington University's 50th Year Aging and Development Training Grant Celebration.

Cortese, M.J. & Khanna, M.M. (2008). A mega-recognition memory study of 3,000 monosyllabic words. Presented at the 80 th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Cortese, M.J. (2007). The effect of the hazard function probability on delayed naming. In Proceedings of the 48 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Khanna, M.M. & Cortese, M.J. (2007). True and False Memories of Children and Adults for Verbal and Written Presentation of DRM Lists. In Proceedings of the 48 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Khanna, M.M. & Cortese, M.J. (2007). Veridical and false memories of children and adults for semantic, phonological, and hybrid lists. Presented at the 79 th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Fugett, A., Cortese, M.J., & Simpson, G.B. (2006). The Influence of Verb Usage on Preposition Placement. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Cortese, M.J., Veljkovic, I., & Khanna, M.M. (2005). False memory for words and pseudohomophones. In Proceedings of the 46 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Khanna, M.M., Cortese, M.J., Shaffer, L.M.I. & Balota D.A. (2005). Hough Doo Sekund, Therd, & Forth Graiders Rede Gnew Wirds, Midwestern Conference on Culture, Language, and Cognition. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Fugett, A., Cortese, M.J., & Simpson, G.B. (2005). Should the English grammar rule be, "Feel free to end your sentence in a preposition?" Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Cortese, M.J., Balota, D.A., Sergent-Marshall, S.D., Gold, B.T., & Buckner, R.L. (2003). Past tense verb generation in semantic dementia. In Proceedings of the 44 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Vancover, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Balota, D.A., Hutchison, K.A., Yap, M.J., Cortese, M.J., Neely, J. H., Nelson, D. L., Simpson, G.B., & Treiman, R. (2003). The English Lexicon Project: A web-based repository for 40,481 English words and nonwords. In Proceedings of the 44 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Vancover, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Gold, B.T., Balota, D.A., Sergent-Marshall,S.D., Cortese, M.J., Morris, J.C. & Buckner, R.L. (2003) Early Neuropsychological and Neuroanatomical Markers Differentiating Semantic Dementia from Dementia of the Alzheimer type, 4th Leonard Berg Symposium: Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease: Structural, Functional & Molecular Neuroimaging. St. Louis, MO.

Cortese, M.J., Balota, D.A., & Sergent-Marshall, S.D. (2002). Past tense verb generation in aging and dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. In Proceedings of the 43 rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Kansas City, MO: Psychonomic Society.

Fugett, A., Cortese, M.J., & Zevin J.D. (2002). Lexicality effects in reading aloud: Where in the word are they? Kentucky Academy of Science. Highland Heights, KY.

Cortese, M.J. , & Wang, J. (2002). Revisiting Distinctive Perceptual Processes and Memory. Show-Me Mental State Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Cortese, M.J. , Balota, D.I., Buckner, R., & Sergent-Marshall, S. (2001) Sublexical, lexical, and semantic influences in spelling: Exploring the effects of age, Alzheimer's disease, and primary semantic impairment. In Proceedings of the42 nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.  

Cortese, M.J., Shaffer, L.M.I., Balota, D.A., & Sergent-Marshall, S.D. (2000). Hough doo sekund graiders rede gnew wirds? In Proceedings of the 41 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. New Orleans, LA: Psychonomic Society.

Balota, D.A., Burgess, G.C., Cortese, M.J., & Adams D.R. (2000). Recognition memory for the infrequent in young, old, and early stage Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence for two types of familiarity. In Proceedings of the 41 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. New Orleans, LA: Psychonomic Society.

Cortese, M.J. (2000). Effects of aging and dementia on the ability to spell short words. Cognitive Aging Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Cortese, M.J., & Simpson, G.B. (2000). Regularity effects in word naming: What are they? Show-Me Mental State Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., & Wenke, D. (2000). Ambiguity Resolution Across Tasks and Across Groups of Individuals: An Attentional Selection Framework. Presented at On the Consequences of Meaning Selection: A Conference Sponsored by the American Psychological Association and the Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington.

Cortese, M.J., & Balota, D.A., & Watson, J.M. (1999). The interaction between semantic and phonological processes in reading aloud. In Proceedings of the 40 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Los Angeles, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., & Pilotti, M. (1999). Item-level analyses of lexical decision performance: Results from a mega-study. In Proceedings of the 40 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Los Angeles, CA: Psychonomic Society.

Cortese, M.J., & Zevin J.D. (1998). Lexicality effects in naming: Where in the word are they? In Proceedings of the 39 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Dallas, TX: Psychonomic Society.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., Watson, J.M., & Spieler, D.H. (1998). Chronometric studies of word recognition: Beyond measures of central tendency. In Proceedings of the 39 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Dallas, TX: Psychonomic Society.

Cortese, M.J., & Zevin, J.D. (1998). Lexicality effects in naming: Where in the word are they? Show-Me Mental State Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Cortese, M.J. (1998). The effects of positional regularity and plosivity of initial phoneme on word naming and lexical decision. Presented at the 70 th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Cortese, M.J., & Simpson, G.B. (1996). The relationship between spelling-to-sound regularity and word-body consistency in word naming. In Proceedings of the 37 th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Chicago, IL: Psychonomic Society.

Hilliard, J., Cortese, M.J., & Simpson, G.B. (1995). Distinguishing between episodic and morphemic effects which contribute to word recognition. Presented at the Kansas Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Overland Park, Kansas.

Cortese, M.J., Simpson, G.B., & Woolsey, S. (1994). Association, imageability, and phonology in visual word recognition. Presented at the35th Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Los Angeles, CA.

Cortese, M.J., Simpson, G.B., & Woolsey, S. (1994). Association, imageability, and phonology in visual word recognition. Presented at the Show-Me Mental State Conference. Columbia, MO.

Simpson, G.B., & Cortese, M.J. (1993). The activation and inhibition of phonological processes in word naming. Poster presented at the 34 th Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Washington, D.C.

Invited Talks and Personal Appearances

Midwestern Psychological Association. Examining theories of word processing via lexical decision, naming, past tense verb generation, and recognition memory. May 2011, Chicago, IL.

Millard North High School . An introduction to cognitive psychology. Spring 2008, Omaha, NE.

University of Kansas Cognitive Psychology Proseminar Processing monosyllabic words: Insights gained from theoretical perspectives, performance on multiple tasks, and neuropsychology. Spring, 2008.

University of Nebraska Medical Center Geriatric Research Seminar. Word processing in adults with semantic dementia: Evaluating theoretical perspectives, Fall 2007.

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Word processing models: A snapshot of the evidence that constrains them, Spring 2006.

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Teaching cognitive psychology: Translating philosophy into practice, Spring 2006.

University of South Carolina , Relating distinctive orthographic and phonological processes to episodic memory performance , Spring 2004.

Denison University, Distinguishing between models of word recognition, Spring 2003.

Denison University, Long-Term Memory, Spring 2003.

Texas A&M University, Distinguishing between models of word recognition, Spring 2003.

College of Charleston, Distinguishing between models of word recognition, Spring 2003.

Ohio State University – Newark, Exploring word processing models in reading aloud, spelling, and memory, Fall 2002.

Ohio State University – Mansfield, Semantic Dementia, Fall, 2002.

Ohio State University – Columbus, Cognitive models of word processing, Fall, 2002.

University of Michigan, Distinguishing between models of word recognition, Fall 2002

WMKY Radio, Front Page with Chuck Mraz, August 30, 2002, http://www.moreheadstate.edu/wmky/frontpage.htm

University of Kentucky, Spelling via semantics and phonology: Exploring the effects of age, Alzheimer’s disease, and primary semantic impairment, Fall, 2000.

University of Kansas, Spelling via semantics and phonology: Exploring the effects of age, Alzheimer’s disease, and primary semantic impairment, Fall, 1999.

University of Kansas, Lexicality effects in reading aloud: Where in the word are they?, Fall, 1998

Graduate Students Supervised

Gregory, Sarah (2008-present).

Schock, Jocelyn (2009-present).

Toppi, Sean (2008-2011).

Fugett, April (2003). Should the English grammar rule be to always end your sentence in a preposition?, Master’s Thesis.

Wang, J. M.A., (2001). Distinctive Sound-to-Spelling and Spelling-to-Sound Mapping in Recognition Memory, Master’s Thesis.

Graduate Student Master's Committees Chair

Hacker, S. (2008-present). Are performance measures that are obtained in megastudies of word recognition unbiased estimates of performance?

Schock, J. (2009-present). Imageability and Age of Acquisition Effects in Disyllabic Word Recognition.

Graduate Student Master's Committees

Brown, R. (2012 Expected)

Heinrichs-Graham, E. (2012 expected). Abnormal neural activity in patients with Parkinson’s disease during motor sensory, and working memory tasks: A magnetoencephalogrphy study. Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Wigert, B. (2011). The Influence of Goals and Constraints on Creativity, Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Hullsiek, B. (2011). The effects of tolerance for ambiguity and ambiguous instructions on creativity. Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Fitch, C. (2007). The Effects of Positive and Negative Mood on Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Evaluations of Ideas, Master's Thesis Proposal, University of Nebraska at Omaha .

Schmidt Bonne, S. (2008-2010).

Jarrett, T. (2008-2010).

Thomalla, A.K. (2010).

Graduate Student Dissertation Committees

Callens, A. (2008-2010).

Hullsiek, B. (2001-present).

Roberts, S. (2010-2012). Application of the stressor-emotion model of counterproductive work behavior to incivility. University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Lee, I. (2010-2012). Reducing the impact of distraction using visual feedback on robot-assisted surgical skills training. College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

James, J., M. (2009-2010). Examination of the Person Approach to Understanding Personality-Job Performance Relationships, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Committee

Bowyer, Casey (2010). Incivility as a Function of Entitlement and Political Skill, Senior Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Nottingham, Vincent (2012). Self Awareness in Canis Familiaris. Senior Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Undergraduate Students Supervised

Kopp, Robert (2012). Megastudies of word processing. PSYC 4960 Research Problems in Psychology.

Kaczor, Kenneth (2010). Megastudies of word processing. PSYC 4960 Research Problems in Psychology.

Prickett, Linden (2007). Determining the criteria that readers use to begin pronunciation in the reading aloud task, Senior Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Drumm, Geoffery (2006). Recall modality and instruction manipulations: Producing false memories for words and pseudohomophones, Senior Thesis, College of Charleston.

Veljkovic, Ilija (2005) - False memory for words and/or pseudohomophones. College of Charleston Summer Undergraduate Research Fund.

Fugett, April (2001). Processing pied piped and preposition stranded sentences and questions in reading. Senior Project, Morehead State University, currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas.

Yerys, B. (1998-1999). Research Assistant at Washington University, currently a graduate student at the University of Denver.

Hilliard, J., (1995). Distinguishing between episodic and morphemic effects which contribute to word recognition. Honor’s Thesis, University of Kansas.

Summer Undergraduate Research Project

Cortese, M.J. & Veljkovic, I. (2005). False memory for words and pseudohomophones. College of Charleston.

Additional Undergraduate Students Supervised

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Spring 2011

Krisitn Walstad

Angela Benedict

Kyle Dunovan

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2010

Kyle Dunovan

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2009

Ashley Stein

Kenneth Kazcor

Michael Robbins

Megan Rigling

Daniel McCarty

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Spring 2009

Ashley Stein

Casey Bowyer

Kenneth Kazcor

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2008

Ashley Stein

Megan Burnett

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Spring 2008

Christina Konrad

Megan Bosak

Meagan Burnett

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2007

Aeree Price

Ambra Uhl

Sean Toppi

Adam O'Brien

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Spring 2007

Christina Konrad

Linden Prickett

Sanel Salimovic

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2006

Christina Konrad

Linden Prickett

David Verdirame

College of Charleston, Spring 2006

Geoffery Drumm

Rachel Bridgers

Caroline Owen

Mandy Jo Spinetto

Megan Wheeler

College of Charleston, Fall 2005

Ilija Veljkovic

Geoffery Drumm

Rachel Bridgers

College of Charleston, Spring 2005

Julia Davis

Ilija Veljkovic

Laura Schreyer

College of Charleston, Fall 2004

Ryan Ahl

Louisa Doswell

Sonia Vikan

College of Charleston, Spring 2004

Ryan Ahl

Matthew Rentz

Mathie McCallion

Morehead State University, 2000-2003

(2000-2002). April Fugett

(2002-2003). Valerie Catron

(2003). Emily Samples

(2003). Michelle Sexton

(2003). Tonya Trivett

(2002). Kendra Noble

(2002). Clay Barber

Washington Unversity, 1998-2000

(1999-2000). Laura M.I. Shaffer

(1998-1999). Ben Yerys

(1999) Affsoun Yazdian

(1998) Tony Relays

(2000) Scott Narcissi

High School Student Supervised

Shaffer, L.M.I. (1999). Nonword pronunciation in young readers. NSF Young Scholars Program.