Affiliated Faculty | Department of Sociology | Kent State University

Affiliated Faculty

Robert J. Clements

Dr. Clements is a research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is currently investigating the effect of stereoscopic images on learning and cognition and studying/developing non-invasive measures of neurodegenerative disease states. His recently funded, completed research and published manuscripts focus on the effect of neurodegenerative diseases on cortical networks as well as stereoscopic learning techniques. He is using EEG recordings to assess mechanisms of cortical disruption associated with neurological disease states with the potential for providing early detection and therapeutic interventions. In addition, over the past few years Dr. Clements has been engaging in significant outreach activities with area high schools and has incorporated stereoscopic 3D content into the classroom and published open-source 3D learning tools. Related work focuses on elucidating underlying mechanisms of stereoscopic perception and its beneficial impact on learning/retention and translating this to the k-12 classroom.


David M. Fresco

Dr. Fresco is a professor of psychology at Kent State University and adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His program of research adopts an affective science perspective to the study of anxiety and mood disorders. Working at the interface of cognitive behavioral and emotion regulation approaches, he conducts survey, experimental, and treatment research to examine factors associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) including metacognitive factors (e.g., explanatory flexibility, decentering, rumination, worry), peripheral psychophysiology, and emerging work from affective neuroscience, utilizing neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques. Much of his NIH-funded treatment research has focused on the infusion of mindfulness into Western psychosocial treatments. Dr. Fresco is presently Associate Editor for two journals, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Behavior Therapy, and also a member of the editorial board of several journals, including Journal of Abnormal Psychology.


Will Kalkhoff


Will Kalkhoff is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. His research interests include neurosociology, biosociology, and social psychology. His most recent authored and co-authored publications in these areas appear in the Handbook of NeurosociologyAdvances in Group Processes: Biosociology and NeurosociologyEmotionPerceptual and Motor SkillsLaterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain, and CognitionCurrent Research in Social PsychologySocial Psychology QuarterlySocial Science Research, and Sociological Methods & Research. Current EEG projects focus on the neurodynamics of relational cohesion (with Shane Thye, Josh Pollock, Ed Lawler, and others), the neurodynamics of status processes (with Dave Melamed, Josh Pollock, and others), and team perception and performance under threat (with Josh Pollock). With Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. he shares a US patent based upon their studies of neuroscience and communications. He serves on the editorial board for Advances in Group Processes and is the current chair of the Evolution, Biology, and Society section of the American Sociological Association.


Department of Biological Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall
Phone: 330-672-2984




Department of Psychology
Kent Hall
Phone: 330-672-4049






image OFFICE
Department of Sociology
312 Merrill Hall
Phone: 330-672-3712