Here is a list of some students or post-docs with whom I have published, or expect to soon. At the end is a brief appreciation of my own graduate-school mentor. (My apologies for not keeping the biographical information updated.)

Seungjoo (SJ) Yang

Ph.D. anticipated 2022

Binyan Li

PhD anticipated early 2020’s. Primary advisor is Fritz Breithaupt.

Brad Celestin

Ph.D. 2019. Assistant Professor, Bethel College.

Torrin Liddell

Ph.D. 2018. Research and Statistics Analyst, Public Defender Commission, Indianapolis.

Young Ahn

Ph.D. 2012. Primary advisor was Jerome Busemeyer, also Brian O’Donnell and Julie Stout. Post-doc at Virginia Tech, then joined the faculty of Ohio State University, then Seoul National University.

Rick Hullinger

Ph.D. 2011. Teaching awards in grad school, then Lecturer and Director of Pedagogy in Dept of Psych and Brain Sci at Indiana University.

Stephen Denton

Ph.D. 2009. Post-doctoral research with Rich Shiffrin and Rob Nosofsky at I.U., then Tom Palmeri at Vanderbilt U. Then professional research and data analyst in Toronto, Canada.

Anthony Bishara

Post doctoral researcher, 2006-2008, working primarily with Julie Stout and Jerome Busemeyer. Then on the faculty of the College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Emily Kappenman

B.S. with Honors, 2005. Emily was co-advised by Bill Hetrick. Emily won the Psychology Department’s J. R. Kantor Award for excellence in undergraduate research, and subsequently won an NSF Graduate Fellowship. In graduate school she worked with Steve Luck at the University of California at Davis. Then joined the faculty of San Diego State University.

Mark Johansen

Ph.D. 2002. After his Ph.D., Mark joined the faculty of Cardiff University, Wales,

Nate Blair

Ph.D. 2001. Nate did post-doctoral research with Barbara Dosher at the University of California at Irvine. Then he became a Lecturer in the Dept of Psychology at California State University Sacramento. Tragically, Nate succumbed to multiple sclerosis in 2015.

Teresa Treat

Ph.D. 2000. Teresa’s primary mentor was Dick McFall, but Teresa devoted a lot of energy to our lab too. After a clinical intership, she joined the faculty of Yale University, and then the faculty of the University of Iowa.

Michael Erickson

Ph.D. 1999. Outstanding Dissertation Award from the I.U. Cognitive Science Program. Michael did post-doctoral research with Lynne Reder and then Jay McClelland at Carnegie Mellon University. Michael then joined the faculty of the University of California at Riverside, and then the faculty of Hawaii Pacific University.

Mike Kalish

Post-doctoral researcher, 1993-1995. Mike then joined the faculty of the University of Western Australia, Perth, then the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and then Syracuse University.

My graduate school mentor

My (Kruschke’s) graduate mentor was Prof. Stephen Palmer, University of California at Berkeley, during the years 1983-1989. Steve was tremendously supportive and encouraging of my intellectual pursuits. He showed me repeatedly –by example and by direct instruction– what it meant to think rigorously and incisively, and what it meant to write and present clearly. (BTW, his textbook, Vision Science, is nothing less than monumental and shows the clarity and scope of his teaching.) He was perspicacious enough to teach a seminar regarding the just-published PDP (parallel distributed processing, a.k.a. connectionism) books, which became a launching pad for my subsequent ideas. I worked hard on a number of projects with Steve (regarding reference frames in shape perception), and with Danny Kahneman and Anne Triesman and John Watson (regarding perception of causality). Unfortunately, none of the projects produced data that were publishable! The lack of publications meant that Steve’s support was all the more crucial. Danny Kahneman told me, as I was fearfully sending out job applications, “At this point Steve can do more for you than you can do for you.” Thanks Steve!