I am working on a number of projects looking at how the brain represents and supports social processes. The projects are being carried out in our EEG laboratory, which is part of an interdisciplinary consortium created in 2014 with Rob Clements from Biology and Dave Fresco from Psychology.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: If you are interested in volunteering or possibly earning course credit for assisting our research team in the EEG lab, please complete the following form: Lab Assistant Application.
Pollock, Josh (PI) and Will Kalkhoff (co-PI). "Teamwork and Decision-Making Under Threat: Implementing an Immersive Virtual Reality Environment." Office of Naval Research, Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. Proposal No. 75764-LS-RIP. Funded at $72,872 for the period February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021.
Will Kalkhoff (PI) and Josh Pollock (co-PI). "Team Perception & Performance Under Threat." Department of the Army, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Office. Proposal No. 69810-LS. Funded at $360,000 for the period September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2020.
Kalkhoff, Will (PI) and David Melamed (PI). Collaborative proposal between Kent State University and the Ohio State University: "The Neurodynamics of Social Status." Department of the Army, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Office. Proposal No. 67034-LS. Funded at $182,655 for the period May 1, 2015 - December 1, 2016.
Kalkhoff, Will (PI), Noah E. Friedkin (Co-PI), and Eugene C. Johnsen (Co-PI). 2007-2010. “Status Characteristics and Opinion Formation: A Theoretical Integration.” National Science Foundation; SES-0719310; $165,000 to KSU.
Gregory, Stanford W., Jr. and Will Kalkhoff. 2011. U.S. Non-Provisional Patent No. 8,000,958. “A Device and Method for Improving Communication Through Dichotic Input of a Speech Signal.” Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Kalkhoff, Will, Joshua Pollock, Brennan Miller, and Matthew Pfeiffer. 2018. "Electrophysiological Manifestations of Distress and Eustress." Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Kalkhoff, Will, David Melamed, Joshua Pollock, Matthew Pfeiffer, Brennan Miller, and Jonathan Overton. 2017. "In Search of Expectations." 29th Annual Group Processes Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Kalkhoff, Will. 2016. "Unlocking the Social Brain." Kent State University, College of Business Administration.
Kalkhoff, Will, Shane R. Thye, Edward J. Lawler, Joshua Pollock, Brennan Miller, Matthew Pfeiffer, and Dudley Girard. 2015. "Affect, Behavior, and Brain Coordination in Social Exchange." 27th Annual Group Processes Conference, Chicago, IL.
Kalkhoff, Will, Shane R. Thye, and Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. 2015. "Hear Me Out! Exploring the Relationship Between Vocal Adaptation and Audience Perceptions of Dominance and Prestige." Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
Kalkhoff, Will, Richard T. Serpe, Joshua Pollock, Brennan Miller, and Matthew Pfeiffer. 2014. "Self-Motives and the Neural Processing of Identity-Relevant Feedback: An Electroencephalographic Study." Identity Conference 2014, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA.
Kalkhoff, Will, Kristen Marcussen, and Richard T. Serpe. 2014. "Verification Versus Enhancement Revisited: Clarifying the Effect of Identity Discrepancies on Distress and Moral Emotions." Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Member, Executive Committee, Brain Health Research Institute, Kent State University
Fellow, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society
Member, National Science Foundation Advisory Panel (2017-present).
Chair, Committee on Nominations, Evolution, Biology, & Society section, American Sociological Association (2018).
Chair, Evolution, Biology, & Society section, American Sociological Association (2017-2018).
Deputy Editor, Social Psychology Quarterly (2014-2017).
Editorial Board member, Advances in Group Processes (2014- ).
Chair, Recent Contribution Award Committee, Section on Emotions, American Sociological Association (2016).
Member, American Sociological Review task force, Suggested ASR Reviewer Guidelines for Papers Using the Experimental Method (2015)
Chair, Best Faculty Book Award Committee, Section on Evolution, Biology, and Society, American Sociological Association (2014).
Elected member, Evolution, Biology, & Society Section Council, American Sociological Association (2013-2016).
Elected member, Social Psychology Section Council, American Sociological Association (2010-2013).
Editorial Board member, Social Psychology Quarterly (2008-2010).
Co-organizer, 18th Annual Group Processes Conference, Montreal (Quebec) Canada (2006).
Ph.D. University of Iowa, 2002
Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, neurosociology, Social Neuroscience, experimental design, Quantitative Methods
Kalkhoff, Will, David Melamed, Josh Pollock, Brennan Miller, Jon Overton, and Matthew Pfeiffer. 2020. "Cracking the Black Box: Capturing the Role of Expectation States in Status Processes." Forthcoming in Social Psychology Quarterly.
Kalkhoff, Will et al. (2019). "Socieity in Peril? How Distance Media Communication Could Be Undermining Symbolic Interaction." In R. Serpe, R. Stryker, & B. Powell (Eds.), Identity & Symbolic Interaction: Deepening Foundations; Building Bridges. Springer.
Miller, Brennan, Will Kalkhoff, Joshua Pollock, and Matthew Pfeiffer. 2019. "Persistent Identity Threats: Emotional and Neurological Responses." Social Psychology Quarterly 82:98-111.
Dippong, Joseph and Will Kalkhoff. 2018. "Modeling Small Group Status and Power Dynamics Using Vocal Accommodation." Advances in Group Processes 35:51-74.
Kalkhoff, Will, Shane R. Thye, and Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. 2017. "Nonverbal Vocal Adaptation and Audience Perceptions of Dominance and Prestige." Social Psychology Quarterly 80:342-54.
Melamed, David, Will Kalkhoff, Siqi Han, and Xiangrui Li. 2017. "The Neural Bases of Status-Based Influence." Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 3:1-10.
Dippong, Joseph, Will Kalkhoff, and Eugence C. Johnson. 2017. “Status, Networks, and Opinion Change: An Experimental Investigation.” Social Psychology Quarterly 80:153-73.
Fitch, Chivon H., Jessica L. Burke, and Will Kalkhoff. 2017. "Gender Differences in Reactions to Mental Illness Labeling: The Role of Agency and Communion." Deviant Behavior 40:510-25.
Kalkhoff, Will, et al. 2016. "Neural Processing of Identity-Relevant Feedback: An Electroencephalographic Study." New Directions in Identity Theory & Research, edited by J.E. Stets & R.T. Serpe. Oxford University Press.
Kalkhoff, Will, Kristen Marcussen, and Richard T. Serpe. 2016. "To Thine Own Self Be True? Clarifying the Effects of Identity Discrepancies on Psychological Distress and Emotions." Social Science Research 58:14-33.
Kalkhoff, Will, Shane R. Thye, and Joshua Pollock. 2016. "Developments in Neurosociology." Sociology Compass 10:242-58.
Dippong, Joseph and Will Kalkhoff. 2015. “Predicting Performance Expectations from Affective Impressions: Linking Affect Control Theory and Status Characteristics Theory.” Social Science Research 50:1-14.
Gregory, Stanford W., Jr. and Will Kalkhoff. 2013. "Comprehending the Neurological Substratum of Paraverbal Communications: The Invention of SplitSpec Systems Technology." Pp. 369-84 in the Handbook of Neurosociology, edited by David D. Franks and Jonatha
Kalkhoff, Will, Shane R. Thye, and Edward J. Lawler, eds. 2012. Advances in Group Processes: Biosociology and Neurosociology. Vol. 29. Bingley, UK: Emerald Press.
Kalkhoff, Will, Joseph Dippong, and Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. 2011. "The Biosociology of Solidarity." Sociology Compass 5:936-48.
Kalkhoff, Will and Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. 2008. "Beyond the Issues: Nonverbal Vocal Accommodation, Power Rituals, and 'Rope-A-Dopes' in the 2008 Presidential Debates." Current Research in Social Psychology 14(3):39-51. Press: British Broadcasting Corpor
Social Psychology, Biosociology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Quantitative Methodology
Outstanding Mentorship to Graduate Students Award (2016)
Faculty Recognition Award, University Teaching Council, Kent State Univeristy (2016)
Faculty Recognition Award, University Teaching Council, Kent State Univeristy (2015)
Alpha Kappa Delta/Pi Gamma Mu Dedicated Service Award (2013)
Outstanding Service to the Sociology Department (2012)
KSU Distinguished Teaching Award nominee (2008)
Certificate of Appreciation, Sociology Honors Society (2008)
KSU Inventor Recognition Award, Tech Transfer & Econ Development (2007)
Outstanding Mentorship to Graduate Students Award (2006)