Current Lab Members

Kris Anderson
Major: Psychology with a Autism Studies Minor

Team Lead

Pig Cognition

Research Interests
Neuroscience, Cognition, and Animal Advocacy

Kris is new to the team as of Fall 2018. Returning to school after a career in the culinary field. Kris plans on attending graduate school after obtaining a bachelor’s in psychology. Returning to school after a long break, in Kris’s spare time he learns about modern technologies he has observed his fellow classmates use on the regular. He also enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking with family, and the occasional karaoke session.


Tyler Barton
Major: Psychology

Team Lead

Biopack System

Research Projects

ADHD

Research Interest
Neuropsychology, Identity/Self-concept, and Perception

Tyler is a Psychology Major wrapping up his senior year at UVU.  He is interested in neuropsychology, identity/self-concept, and perception.  He is a film fanatic and enjoys singing/songwriting in his spare time. Tyler has been working in the BaCN lab since August 2017.


Hannah Bruce
Major: Psychology

Research Projects
Canine Cognition and Biopack

Research Interest
Learning and Cognitive disorders and chemicals in the brain

Hannah Bruce is a Junior at Utah Valley University and is studying Psychology. Hannah is interested in neuropscyhology and cognitive psychology. Specifically, she is interested in learning and cognitive disorders and chemicals in the brain. Hannah is currently working on two projects; Canine Cognition and Stress and Yoga. Hannah wishes to pursue a PDH in neuropsychology where she can continue conducting research in a specific area of interest.


Jared Burton
Major: Psychology with Biology Minor

Team Lead
ADHD and Canine Cognition

Research Interest
Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Co-morbid Disorders

Jared is a psychology major, who hopes to go to graduate school for clinical neuropsychology. Jared is interested in studying neurodevelopmental disorders and comorbid disorders. He is currently the project lead for the canine cognition project. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, wakeboarding, stressing over his fantasy football team, and slaying the unworthy in Super Smash Brothers.


Jordan Ciriako
Major: Psychology

Research Projects
Morals, Women in Leadership

Jordon is currently in his senior year of college and is currently applying to various social work masters programs. He is employed at Heritage Community in Provo, where he works closely with high functioning young men who are on the spectrum. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing video games, and being outdoors.


Daniel Conley

Team Lead
Women in Leadership


Ashley Coombs

Research Interest
Morals, and Women in Leadership

Ashley is a senior psychology student with a minor in autism studies. She plans to continue on to graduate school studying school psychology. She is currently working on the How Does Taste Make You Feel? A Replication of Eskine, Kacinik, & Prinz (2011) project, and she is new this semester to the lab.


Bryan Dalley
Major: Statistics and Psychology

Team Lead:
Moral

Research Projects
Canine Cognition

Research Interest
Depression, Relationship Satisfaction, Suicide, and Psychometrics

Bryan is double-majoring in statistics and psychology. After he obtains his undergraduate degrees, he plans on earning a PhD in clinical psychology. As a therapist, he plans on helping couples in which one or both partners struggle with a mental disorder, particularly addiction or depression. His main research interests include depression, relationship satisfaction, suicide, and psychometrics.


Cason Dotson
Major: Psychology with a Minor in Biology

Team Lead
Academic Freedom

Research Projects
Green Grant, and Art Aesthetic

Research Interest
Neuropsychology, Memory, ADHD, PTSD, and TBI

Additionally, Cason works as an outside consultant on legal cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Cason is also involved in additional studies such as male depression, ADHD, marriage challenges, and Utahn attitudes towards substance use disorder. Cason plans on pursuing an education in behavioral neuroscience.


Cody Fackrell
Major: Psychology with a Biology Minor

Projects
Art Aesthetic 

Research Interests
Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensics, and Addiction

Cody is a junior psychology major who joined the BaCN team in September of 2018. He plans to apply for Graduate school in the Fall of 2018. He has worked/volunteered with several populations including: refugees, children, homeless, and co-occurring disorders. In his free time, he enjoys auto racing, hiking, tubing/kayaking, and fishing.


Devin Gilbert

Research Projects
Canine Cognition, and Pen is Mightier


Madeline Gillies


Aly Hansen
Major: Psychology

Research Projects
Canine Cognition and Women in Leadership

Aly is new to the BaCN research lab as of Fall 2018. She has lived in Utah for two years, and prior to living here she lived in Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. She is currently in her junior year of college and is pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a minor in communication. Aly hopes to attend a research-oriented graduate program and go on to have a career working in the field of canine assisted intervention. Outside of her studies Aly thoroughly enjoys photography, road trips, and exploring the great outdoors with her two adorable dogs, Stella and Sam.


Dillon Harper
Major: Psychology

Team Lead
Bibliotherapy

Research Projects
Pen is Mightier

Dillon Harper has been a member of Dr. Hill’s team since August 2017. He is currently a senior and is majoring in psychology. A current project Dillon is working on examines the impact that bibliotherapy has on different populations and in different settings. He is applying to doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology. He enjoys spending time listening, reading or watching all things spooky and scary. His most favorite thing to do is spend time with his family and dog.


Ian Hatch

Research Projects 
Dyslexia and Pen is Mightier


Chase Jenson
Major: Psychology and Biology

Team Lead
Art Aesthetic

Research Projects
Academic Freedom, ADHD, and Dyslexia
Research Interest
Computation Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory,  and Mental Disorders

Chase has been involved with BaCN since 2014. He has worked as the Multicultural Assistant Chairman, CAL Presidential Scholar, and Perspective Student Services Student Ambassador. Chase has worked on various research groups, such as Dr. McGunigall-Smith and Dr. Taylor. Chase has worked with the BSL program for three years and is involved in various service organizations.


Christine Lin

Major: Psychology

Research Interests
Language, Human Relations, and the Philosophy of Neuroscience

Christine Lin is a current junior student at UVU working on her undergraduate degree in Psychology. Her research interests focus on language, human relations, and the philosophy of neuroscience, including attention and consciousness, and how these ideas can be applied within the study of psychology as well as in law and forensic settings.


Michelle Chatterley
Major: Psychology

Research Projects
Morals, and Women in Leadership

Research Interest
Suicide, PTSD, Depression, Cognitive Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Meditation

Michelle D. Chatterley is a senior at Utah Valley University, pursuing her B.S. in Psychology. In the Fall of 2018, she became a research associate at the National Center of Veterans Studies at the University of Utah. She is a current statistics tutor with the Math Lab at UVU. She is also the VP (President-Elect) of the One Small Tummy service club at UVU, focused on organizing donations of newborn and infant supplies and food for the local food bank. She volunteers at Annie’s House, A Steps Recovery Center, on the weekends assisting in group therapy sessions by introducing meditation and mindfulness techniques to the residents. Her research interests include: suicide, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, cognitive neuroscience, and mindfulness-based stress reduction & meditation. Other research she is participating in outside of the lab include: military sexual assault and institutional betrayal; PTSD, depression and veteran academic performance; ADHD and marital problems; Utah residents attitudes and beliefs towards drug offenders; and introspection resulting from religious and spiritual practices. She plans to apply to graduate programs in the fall of 2019.


Michaella Loveless
Major: Behavioral Science with an Emphasis in Psychology

Team Lead
Biopack System

Research Projects
Canine Cognition, and Green Grant

Michaella Loveless recently graduated with her Bachelor’s of science in Behavioral Science, with an emphasis in Psychology.  She is currently a team lead on the female project “Stress and Yoga.”  We are currently measuring the changes of our subjects’ breathing and heart rate during a stressful point of a short film.  We do this via EKG and EEG measurements.  Our objective with this research project is to be able to identify stress via the biopac program, and see if those that practice yoga recover quicker, or have less of a stressful reaction.  Michaella has been on the research team for about two years and has truly loved being a part of the team!  She has learned a lot about hands-on research, quantitative analysis, research methods, grant applications, IRB applications, and requirements for graduate school.  Research is a wonderful opportunity to build experience and better prepare for graduate school.


Anna Lunt
Major; Psychology with Philosophy Minor

Research Projects

Art Aesthetic and Morals

Research Interests
 
Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Cognitive Psychology.

Anna is a psychology major with a minor in philosophy. Her research interests include cognitive psychology, moral psychology, philosophy of psychology, forensic psychology, and abnormal psychology. She is a research assistant on two research projects: the Art Aesthetic research project as well as the Moral Judgment and Motor Movement research project. She is the team lead on a research project outside of the BaCN lab which focuses on college student homelessness. She is the co-president of the service club UVU Cares that is focused on student homelessness and basic needs insecurity. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, poetry, writing, yoga, and spending time with friends and family. She plans on attending graduate school to earn a Ph.D. after finishing her undergraduate studies at UVU.

 


June Perez
Major: Psychology with Biology Minor

Research Projects
Biopack System

June Perez is a studying Psychology with a minor in biology. Her goal after she graduate is work in medical research for brain and behavior. She is currently undergraduate research project about Stress and Yoga. She enjoys her dogs and the outdoors.

      


Clayton Rawson
Major: Biology and Chemistry with a Psychology Minor

Team Lead
Breadwinners

Research Projects
Pig Cognition, and Who’s Smarter

Clayton Rawson is a 30 year old male who is currently pursuing a B.S at Utah Valley University in biology and chemistry with a minor in psychology. His future career goal is a MD/Ph.D. He would like do research in the field of neuroscience and work with patients who have brain diseases, especially those caused by prions. He joined the HPL/BaCN lab in April of 2018. He has worked in projects ranging from female breadwinners to academic freedom.


Jordan Warner

Team Lead
Pen is Mightier

Research Projects
Canine Cognition


Keifer Weiland

Team Lead
Pen is Mightier


Peter Williams
Major: Psychology (Pre-Med) with a Chemistry Minor

Team Lead
Dyslexia and Green Grant

Peter has been a member of the BaCN research lab since the Spring 2017. He is currently enjoying his studies in Psychology and Chemistry. Peter enjoys researching anything having to do with cognition or neuroscience. In his free time, Peter enjoys taking long nature walks and watching long nature docs. He plans on attending medical school after finishing his undergraduate studies at UVU.