Michael Dougherty

Department Chair

Dr. Dougherty's research involves the investigation of memory, attention, and decision processes, broadly construed. His work involves an integrative approach that utilizes, computational modeling, behavioral experiments, and eye-tracking methodologies. More recent work utilizing neuroimaging techniques is being conducted with neuroscience experts in the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Graduate Program (NACS). Dr. Dougherty also collaborates with researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language on projects related to improving language comprehension and cognitive ability. Dr. Dougherty received his PhD in 1999 from the University of Oklahoma and his BS from Kansas State University in 1993. Dr. Dougherty has received numerous research awards, including the Hillel Einhorn Early Investigator Award from the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and the early investigator CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Areas of Interest:
  • Decision Making
  • Working Memory
  • Long-term Memory
  • Computational Modeling & Methodology
Personal Website:
  • PhD 1999, University of Oklahoma
  • BS 1993, Kansas State University
Doctoral Programs:
  • Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS)
  • Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences (SDOS)
Campus Department Chair
Current Students
Former Students
  • Rick Thomas
    Associate Professor, Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ana Franco-Watkins
    Associate Professor, Psychology, Auburn University
  • Amber Sprenger
    Mitre Corporation
  • Isaiah Harbison (post doctoral student)
    Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
  • Tracy Tomlinson (PhD)
    Instructor, University of Maryland
  • Erica Yu (post doctoral student)
  • Erika Hussey
    Post Doctoral Student, University of Illinois
  • Susan Teubner-Rhodes
    Post Doctoral Student, South Carolina
  • Andrew N. Herst (MS)
    Faculty, Montgomery College
  • Jeffrey Chrabaszcz
    Post doctoral student, Carnegie Mellon
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1147D Biology-Psychology Building
Department of Psychology
Phone: (301) 405-8423
Email: mdougher@umd.edu
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