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Pathman elected to APA Executive Committee

Dr. Jeni Pathman has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). APA is the major scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. The aim of Division 7 is to promote research in developmental psychology, increase education in developmental psychology, and integrate scientific findings in public policy, education, child care, and other applied settings. She will serve a two-year term as Early Career Representative starting in January 2016.

Pathman earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology at Emory University in 2011. She went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis, prior to joining the Department of Psychology as an Assistant Professor in 2013. Pathman’s expertise lies in cognitive development and developmental cognitive neuroscience, with interests in the emergence of declarative memory and contextual memory, as well as the neural substrates of episodic and autobiographical memory. Among recent accomplishments, she has published a paper in PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE that investigates the extent to which eye movements capture the temporal attributes of events (Pathman & Ghetti, 2015).

Dr. Pathman is also an organizer of an upcoming Ashby Dialogue on “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Emotion, Creativity, Exercise, and Injury.” The Ashby Dialogues are competitive internal grants that enable faculty to pursue interdisciplinary research inquiry. Pathman, colleagues, and select students will host external guest lecturers and hold monthly article discussions aimed at better understanding MRI techniques and analysis methods, and encouraging research collaboration between the Departments of Psychology, Music, and Kinesiology.