Elyssa Twedt

Associate Professor Psychology Department

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Elyssa Twedt

I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Lawrence University. My areas of teaching expertise are Sensation and Perception with Lab, Research Methods with Lab, Introduction to Psychology, and a Cognitive Science Seminar.

My program of research is focused on spatial cognition. I use both natural and virtual environments to ask questions such as how people remember where objects are located in space, how people perceive spatial layout (e.g., distance, height), and how people learn new navigational routes. I also study how the environment affects well-being, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

I grew up in Venice, FL, a small beach town on the gulf coast. I received my B.S. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and my Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. After graduate school, I spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Richmond. In 2015, I joined the SLU faculty. I like to be outside, read, play board games, cook, and spend time with my husband, children, and dog.

For additional information about my teaching and research, visit my website: https://myslu.stlawu.edu/~etwedt/home.html

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