Department of Psychology

Dr. Emlee C. Kohler

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • B.S., Heidelberg University

Background

Dr. Emlee C. Kohler received her graduate training in the biological roots of Alzheimer’s disease from Bowling Green State University. While she maintains her interest in the biological roots of memory disorders, she is also interested in a wide array of topics within the field of psychology. This has led to her becoming a generalist in psychology.

Dr. Kohler’s original personal research program was focused on homing pigeons on the biochemical and neurological mechanisms of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. However, her current personal research efforts focus on two topics within the scholarship of teaching and learning: the use of manipulatives in teaching and the reading abilities of college-level students.

One of Dr. Kohler’s primary teaching goals is to promote the research efforts of her students. She has grown to enjoy working with enthusiastic students on research projects they enjoy.  Dr. Kohler promotes the belief that when students engage in research they find interesting, they understand course material more completely and gain a more thorough appreciation for the role that science and data play in our society.

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  • Heyer, A., Dion, C., Walalis, F., Tighe, S., Brown, J., Kohler, E. C., Brown, D., & Rafferty P. (2018, November). Evolving curriculum: Prevalence of evolutionary psychology in American psychology programs from 2006-2017. Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester Polytechnical Institution, Worcester, MA.
  • Landry, M., & Kohler, E.C. (2017, April). Conditions that induce nomophobia. New Hampshire Psychological Association Student Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.
  • Jenkerson, C., & Kohler, E.C. (2017, April). Detection of ovulation by olfactory sense in college males. New Hampshire Psychological Association Student Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.
  • Jensen, J., & Kohler, E.C. (2016, April). The effect of brain training games on attention in college students with ADD/ADHD. New Hampshire Psychological Association Student Research Conference, Rivier University, Nashua, NH.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 205 Statistics for the Behavior Sciences
  • PSY 205L Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Lab
  • PSY 206 Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 208 Child Psychology
  • PSY 210 Human Sexuality
  • PSY 212 Life Span Development
  • PSY 304 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 307 Personality Theory
  • PSY 309 Health Psychology
  • PSY 313 Contemporary Controversies in Psychology
  • PSY 404 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY 406 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • PSY 407 Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSY 408 Coordinating Seminar