Paul D. Windschitl, Ph.D.Director

Paul D. Windschitl, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
University of Iowa 
Iowa City, IA 52242 
Phone: (319) 335-2435 
Fax: (319) 335-0191

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Graduate Students

Jane Miller


Jane Miller

Jane Miller is a sixth-year graduate student in the Social Psychology area. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Studio Art in 2015 from Union College in Schenectady, New York. Her research generally examines the processes people undergo to make judgments about themselves, other people, and the future, as well as the biases that affect the accuracy of those judgments. Most recently, she has been investigating how people's interpretations of the term "optimism" infuence their judgments about future events. Outside of graduate school, Jane is an avid collector of dice and also enjoys playing board games, baking, and watching television.





Inkyung Park

Inkyung Park is a fourth-year graduate student in the Cognition area. She received her B.A. in Psychology in 2014 from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea and her M.A. in Cognitive Psychology in 2017 from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. Her research focuses on understanding the processes underlying people’s decisions when it involves risk or uncertainty, and on how such knowledge can be adapted to enhance the quality of decision making in our everyday life. In her free time, Inkyung like to watch movies, practice guitar and water plants so they don’t die.






Jeremy Strueder

Jeremy Strueder is a first-year graduate student in the cognition/social psychology area. He received his B.S. in Psychology and B.B.A. in Marketing in 2020 from the University of Iowa. His research interests broadly center around the discrepancies between normative decision models that define optimal decision-making and people’s actual decision processes that are often subject to biases. In his free time, he likes to watch movies and play tennis. He also loves to eat and enjoys trying new foods from different cultures.


Ph.D. Graduates advised by Dr. Windschitl

John Chambers @ Saint Louis University
Mary Jenson @ South Dakota State University
Zlatan Krizan @ Iowa State University
Mollie Marti @ Wealthstone Financial
Jason Rose @ University of Toledo
Andrew Smith @ Appalachian State University
Aaron Scherer @ Carver College of Medicine (University of Iowa)
Jillian Stuart @ The College of Wooster

Research Assistants

Ally Halverson     Ally

Ally is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Mass Communications. She is also an undergraduate teaching assistant for Introduction to Cognitive Psychology for the fall 2021 semester. In the future, she is hoping to attend graduate school to study Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She currently works at U.S. Cellular and just finished up a summer internship at Collins Aerospace. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, traveling, and being a mom to her two cats.

Hannah Mossberg Hannah

Hannah is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a Psychology degree. She is interested in psychological behavior and wellness relating to or in response to identity. She plans on attending graduate school in time to complete a Ph.D. program. She hopes to work in the future as a Counseling Psychologist working with LGBTQIA+ youth and adults. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, kayaking, and embroidering.

Steven Lopez Steven

Steven is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and minoring in Human Relations. After graduating, he plans to attend graduate school for Social Psychology. His main areas of interest include biases and prejudice. Beyond the lab, Steven is a teacher’s assistant for Stereotyping & Prejudice at the University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his dog, playing frisbee, and eating delicious foods.

Abby Hlavacek Abbys Cat

Abby is a senior pursing a B.A in Psychology and Sociology. She is interested in attending graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in the psychology field but has not yet determined a focus. Abby’s experience working in an inpatient facility for adolescents and teens has further sparked her interest in behavioral neuroscience and social psychology. Outside of school, she currently works as a pharmacy technician and enjoys spending time with her cat (pictured!)

Kinnaly Baccam  Kinnaly

Kinnaly is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Music. She plans on attending a DO school to become an OBGYN or graduate school for Social Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys discovering new restaurants, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Yujun Cai  Yujun

Yujun Cai is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and Philosophy, with minor in Rhetoric and Persuasion. She is hoping to attend graduate school for applied psychology or social psychology. Currently Yujun is a member of International Student Advisory Board. Outside of class, she enjoys in spending time with friends and family, climbing, boxing and reading.

Garrett Ormsby Garrett's Cat

Garrett is a senior working on a B.S. in psychology. After undergrad he would like to get healthcare experience involving psychology as well as go to graduate school for either clinical or forensic psychology. Outside of school, Garrett likes to cook, watch movies, make playlists, and attend performances at Voxman.