Featured Postdoctoral Scholars and their mentors

Cary Stothart and James R. Brockmole

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Cary Stothart, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
College of Arts & Letters

Cary Stothart joined the Department of Psychology in Summer 2016 after receiving his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He is currently researching the limits of human attention, how memory shapes attention, and how attention is modulated by environmental context. He conducts his research using both theoretical and human factors approaches, and by using eye tracking, driving simulator, and online crowdsourcing tools. His work has been featured in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, TIME, Forbes, National Geographic, and The Huffington Post. Cary occasionally teaches courses on R programming.

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James R. Brockmole Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Research
College of Arts & Letters

James Brockmole (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Research in the College of Arts and Letters.  Prof. Brockmole specializes in the perceptual and cognitive factors that support visual experience.  His research examines the influences of action on perception, the mechanisms that control the deployment of attention through visual displays, the manner in which visual information is represented throughout the memory system, and how attention and memory interact to support human performance across a wide range of circumstances.  His lab uses a variety of tasks and dependent measures to investigate these aspects of cognition, but a major methodology involves the recording and analysis of eye movements, which reveal what and how visual information is processed in real time. He has published over 60 scholarly works, including a recent textbook on Sensation and Perception.  His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the European Research Council, and the United Kingdom’s Economic and Social Research Council.

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McKenzie Rees and Ann E. Tenbrunsel

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McKenzie Rees, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Mendoza College of Business

McKenzie Rees joined the Mendoza College of Business as a postdoctoral teaching and research associate in fall 2015. Her research focuses on three areas related to ethical decision making in competitive contexts: 1) the biases that affect individual’s ethical decision making, 2) the ways in which various roles in the organization influence ethical behavior, and 3) the obligations and responsibilities that individuals feel in leadership roles.

Rees, who previously worked in the nonprofit industry as a development director, teaches courses related to conflict management, specifically focusing on the use of negotiations as a conflict management strategy. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah.


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Ann E. Tenbrunsel Ph.D.
David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics
Mendoza College of Business

Ann E. Tenbrunsel (Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.B.A. Northwestern University; B.S.I.O.E. University of Michigan) is the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Her current research interests focus on the psychology of ethical decision making, examining why employees, leaders and students behave unethically, despite their best intentions to behave to the contrary. Ann is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books on this topic — including Blind Spots (with Max Bazerman), Behavioral Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field (with David De Cremer), Codes of Conduct: Behavioral Research into Business Ethics (with David Messick) — and more than 50 research articles and chapters. Her research has been featured in interviews airing on MSNBC and National Public Radio, and adaptations, excerptions and references to her work have appeared in a varieof publications, including the New York Times, The Guardian and Harvard Business Review. Tenbrunsel teaches at the executive, MBA and undergraduate levels. Prior to entering academics, she worked as an engineer for S.C. Johnson & Son and and as a sales and marketing consultant for ZS Associates.

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Andre Audette and David Campbell

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Andre Audette, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Political Science

Andre Audette is a 5+1 postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science and the College of Arts and Letters. After completing his dissertation research in 2016, he is utilizing his postdoc year to continue expanding on his PhD work, as well as to complete some additional research projects begun during his time in the political science graduate program at Notre Dame. He is also collaborating with Dr. David Campbell to administer a public opinion survey through the Notre Dame Study of Democratic Virtues. In the fall, Andre will join the political science faculty at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL.

Andre’s research focuses on how different social identities (such as race and ethnicity, religion, class, and gender) form peoples’ political ideas and actions. His dissertation work examined the role churches play in facilitating political participation among Latinos, cases which he has since been able to expand to other social groups. Utilizing his training from graduate school, Andre is also excited to assist in collecting original survey data on the broader state of American democracy through the Study of Democratic Virtues. He says that the opportunity to participate in this project will allow him to bolster his skills in survey design and administration – skills which will be crucial to his long-term research goals.

In addition to his research, Andre’s postdoc has also offered him the opportunity to teach an undergraduate seminar on political campaigns and continue working at the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at Notre Dame. He says, “I am grateful that the 5+1 postdoc program provides postdocs with a range of opportunities to explore their interests, from teaching courses or academic service to working on internships and independent research projects. Postdoc positions at Notre Dame give one the flexibility to prepare for a career inside or outside of the academy and the time to devote to the work needed to help you get there.”


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David Cambell, Ph.D.
Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy
Department of Political Science

David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and the chairperson of the political science department. His most recent book is Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics (with John Green and Quin Monson). He is also the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which has been described by the New York Times as intellectually powerful, by America as an instant classic and by the San Francisco Chronicle as the most successfully argued sociological study of American religion in more than half a century. American Grace has also received both the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs and the Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council for the best non-fiction book of 2010. 

Prof. Campbell is also the author of Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life, the editor of A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election, and a co-editor of Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation. As an expert on religion, politics, and civic engagement, he has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, Economist, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC News, CNN, NPR, Fox News, and C-SPAN.

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