Employment History

  • Associate Professor, 7/2008 – present, Psychology Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (tenured).
  • Henry Kaufmann Visiting Professor of Business, 1/2013 – 8/2014, Business & Society Program Area (BSPA), New York University Stern School of Business, New York, USA.
  • Visiting Scientist, Genetic Epidemiology Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, 1/2009 – 7/2009 (sabbatical).
  • Assistant Professor, 8/2001 – 6/2008, Psychology Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
  • Research Associate, 1/2001 – 8/2001, Darwin@LSE Group, Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, England.
  • Visiting Associate Professor, 8/2000 to 12/2000, Evolutionary Psychology of Media Group, Speech and Communication Studies Program, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • Senior Research Fellow, 9/1996 – 8/2000, Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE), University College London, London, England.          
  • Research Scientist (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter IIa), 9/1995 – 8/1996, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, Germany.
  • Lecturer, 1/1995 – 8/1995, Psychology Department, University of Nottingham, England.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, 10/1992 – 12/1994, Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems Group, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, England. Supported by NSF International Research Fellow Award (1992-1993) and NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-1994).

Educational History:

  • Ph.D., 1994, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, Experimental Psychology.  Dissertation: Evolution of the human brain through runaway sexual selection. Advisor: Roger N. Shepard. Supported by NSF Graduate Fellowship.
  • B.A., 1987, Columbia University, New York, USA, Biology-Psychology (Dual Major).  Honors Psychology Thesis: Cognitive mechanisms of metaphor comprehension.  Advisor: Barbara A. Dosher. Supported by John Jay Scholarship (full merit scholarship).