- Area of Specialization: Cellular & Behavioral Neurobiology: Psychology
- Minors: Biostatistics, Personality, & Individual Differences
- Advisor: Dr. Fuenzalida
- E-mail: Madison-BenedaBender@ouhsc.edu
Madison Beneda-Bender joined the Behavioral Neuroscience and Performance Center as a doctoral student in the Fall of 2016, after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Beneda-Bender also serves as a graduate research assistant with the OU Center for Intelligence and National Security. She is interested in understanding the biological and psychosocial mechanisms related to resiliency, fear management, and performance in safety-sensitive occupations. Her research interests focus on the relationship between stress and human performance. She is particularly interested in understanding the factors contributing to the optimization of performance in law enforcement.
- Area of Specialization: Cognitive Experimental Psychology
- Minor: Quantitative
- Advisors: Dr. Fuenzalida
- E-mail: Duncan_Mccollum@ou.edu
Duncan McCollum joined the Behavioral Neuroscience Performance Center as a doctoral student in the Fall of 2019. He completed a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Oklahoma in 2014 and joined the Human Learning and Memory Lab in 2015. Duncan is interested in the transfer of knowledge to novel situations and understanding when exploration and failure can assist in learning. His research interests include developing ideal learning environments which promote generalizability of knowledge outside the classroom. Additionally, he is interested in creating platforms allow everyday teachers to benefit from the use of modern test theory to improve measurement of students.
- Area of Specialization: Personality & Individual Differences
- Minor: Social
- Advisor: Dr. Fuenzalida
- E-mail: email@example.com
Elizabeth Peters joined the Behavioral Neuroscience and Performance Center as a doctoral student in the Fall of 2015, after graduating with an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Peters’ research interests include the study of biologically-based personality traits and their effects on human performance and adaptation. Peters’ research examines the dynamics of emotion and cognition and their impact on adjustment. She is especially interested in the roles of personality and coping in resiliency.
- Area of Specialization: Cellular & Behavioral Neurobiology: HES
- Focus: Exercise Physiology
- Advisors: Drs. Kellawan & Fuenzalida
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Stone joined the Behavioral Neuroscience and Performance Center in the Fall of 2018. He is a doctoral student in the Cellular & Behavioral Neurobiology Program in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma. He conducts research primarily as a member of the Exercise Physiology Program under Dr. Mikhail Kellawan. Prior to OU, Stone has been a human performance coach for US Army Special Operations, Division I Football, Baseball, and Olympic Sports programs. He’s worked as a volunteer for NHL and NLL organizations and has coached baseball at the collegiate and high school levels. His research focuses on the physiological and psychological integration that impacts performance.