Cushman Resume by oopypJ4

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									Kristen Cushman
123 Green Street, Houston, PA 15342
Phone: 724-255-1088
E-Mail: kcushman25@gmail.com; kristen.cushman686@topper.wku.edu


Professional Objective
To obtain a research position that will enable me to use my organizational skills, educational
background, and ability to work well with others.


Education
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY                                    August 2010 – July 2012
Master of Arts, Psychology
Concentration in Experimental

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA                                                  August 2006 – May 2010
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Cum Laude and Departmental Honors


Research Experience
Western Kentucky University – Dr. Mutter                                              Spring 2011 – Current
Cognitive Aging Laboratory
Thesis Research (In Progress)
Cushman, K. L. (2010). Age Differences in Reward Learning and Memory
          Lab Manager
          Train and supervise graduate students in lab
          Recruit, screen, schedule and run participants for experimental sessions
          Score data and enter into SPSS
          Extensive literature review of reward-based learning and associative processes

Western Kentucky University – Dr. Mutter                                    Spring 2011 – Fall 2011
Cognitive Aging Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant
Age Differences in Associative Memory Following Feedback-Based and Observational Learning
          Recruited, screened, scheduled and ran participants for experimental sessions

          Scored data and entered into SPSS

Western Kentucky University – Dr. Lemerise                                          Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Social Development Lab
Graduate Research Assistant
Context and Goal Setting: The Case of Affective Ties
          Worked with and supervised undergraduate students in lab
          Conducted interviews with elementary school children
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Allegheny College – Dr. Wiseman                                                        Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
Cognition Laboratory
Undergraduate Senior Comprehensive Project
Cushman, K. L. (2010). Individual Differences in TOVA Performance During Noise
            Extensive literature review of vigilance, extraversion, optimal stimulation, and the effects of
             music & noise on cognitive performance
            Recruited, scheduled, and ran young adult participants for experimental sessions
            Entered data into SPSS and conducted analyses

Allegheny College – Dr. Wiseman                                                      Summer 2009 – Fall 2009
Cognition Laboratory
False Memory Study of Younger and Older Adults
            Conducted neuropsychological screening tests with older adults
            Recruited, scheduled, and ran young and older adult participants for experimental sessions

Allegheny College – Dr. Wiseman                                                                    Spring 2009
Spatial Navigation Study
Cognition Laboratory
            Recruited, scheduled, and ran young adult participants for experimental sessions

Allegheny College – Dr. Anderson                                                                   Spring 2009
Internship in Survey Research and Data Analysis
            Worked with Meadville juvenile justice agency to identify youths who may have special
             mental health needs
            Analyzed data from Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument Version 2 (MAYSI-2) to
             determine number of individuals who met caution and warning cut off scores
            Presented results for each MAYSI-2 scale and compared local Meadville data to data from a
             PA Probation Pilot Report and National Norms Study


Skills
            Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, &                      SPSS
             Access
                                                                       SuperLab
            GoogleDocs
                                                                       E-Prime


Relevant Coursework
Allegheny College
            Research Design and Statistics I & II

            Economic Statistics

            Cognitive Neuroscience

            Junior Seminar in Neuropharmacology

            Physiological Psychology (included rat lab sessions)

            Cognitive Psychology
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Western Kentucky University

          Seminar in Experimental Design

          Research Tool: Statistics Software

          Advanced Statistical Analysis

          Statistics and Psychometric Theory

          Biopsychology

          Trends in Neuroscience

          Psychology of Learning

          Individual Differences and Diversity



Professional Experience
                                                                                       Summers 2008 & 2010
KinderCare Learning Center – Washington, PA
Assistant Teacher
Active Adventures Instructor

          Supervised and conducted activities with children in preschool, pre-kindergarten, and
           kindergarten classes

          Taught nutrition and movement/exercise education to children enrolled in Active
           Adventures enrichment program

Active Aging, Inc. – Meadville, PA                                              Summer 2009 – Spring 2010
Center Service Aide

          Helped plan and implement activities for older adults

          Completed office work

Meadville Family YMCA – Meadville, PA                                                 Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
Assistant Teacher (Preschool and K-6 after school program)

          Helped plan and implement activities for children

          Supervised children during all activities, including weekly swim lessons and library visits
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References
Dr. Sharon Mutter, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Western Kentucky University
Gary Ransdell Hall 3027
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-745-4389

Dr. Steven Haggbloom, Ph.D.
Psychology Department Head, University Professor
Western Kentucky University
Gary Ransdell Hall 3016
1096 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-745-4427

Dr. Elizabeth Lemerise, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Western Kentucky University
Gary Ransdell Hall 3026
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-745-4390

Carol Thumm
Center Director, Active Aging, Inc.
1034 Park Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
814-336-1792

Shelley McCloskey
Office Supervisor, McCloskey & Fritsch, P.C.
97 West Wheeling Street
Washington, PA 15301
724-223-2118

Jessica Sawich
Center Director, KinderCare Learning Center
63-67 Wilson Ave.
Washington, PA 15301
724-223-0331

								
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