Dr. Mark J. Huff
Principal Investigator

Research Team

Graduate Students

Nicholas Maxwell

Nick is a fourth year Ph.D. student at the University of Southern Mississippi and is working under the guidance of Dr. Mark Huff. Prior to his arrival at Southern Miss, Nick earned his MS in Experimental Psychology at Missouri State University. He also holds a BA degree in psychology from Mississippi State University. Broadly speaking, he is interested in metacognition, associative memory, and data science.

Monika Mazela

Monika is a first year Ph.D. student at the University of Southern Mississippi. Monika earned her BS in psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology from Western Illinois University. Monika’s broad research interests include eyewitness memory, false memory, and misinformation effects. 

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Jacob Namias

Jacob is a second year PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi and is working under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Huff. Previously, Jacob earned his BS in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Also, he has been working with the MACA lab since 2019. Jacob’s broad research interests include cognitive aging, attentional control, mindfulness, and spacing effects on memory.

Undergraduate Honors Students

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Anie Mitchell

Anie is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Premed at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is also a Golden Eagle Welcome Week Crew Leader, Lambda Sigma member, RUF member, and TRIAD AmeriCorps member. After she graduates, she plans to attend medical school.

Wryleigh Shearin-Anderson

Wryleigh is a junior psychology and criminal justice double major with a minor in Spanish. She is currently completing her honors thesis under the guidance of Dr. Huff. She participates in various on campus activities including Delta Gamma sorority, Student Government Association (Judicial Branch), Honors College Leadership Council, SAPA, and psychology club.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Mary Roth

Mary is a senior Psychology major who is also minoring in Business. She is a member of the Psychology Scholars program. After graduation she plans on attending graduate school for Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Garima Puri

Garima is an international student Psychology major with interests in human behavior, child/adult psychology and counseling psychology. Garima serves as a transfer transition leader and a student ambassador for the university. Garima plans on graduating in Fall 2022.

Isabel Stoker

Isabel is a junior Psychology major with a minor in Biology. They are a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society, Psychology Club, and the Active Minds Club. After graduation, they plan on attending graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Lab Alum

Undergraduate Researchers:
   Anastasia Peach (BS, 2017)
   Alyssa Di Mauro (BS, 2018)
   Emily Stahley (Honors BS, 2018)
   Ashley Wood (BS, 2019)
   Laura Pazos (Honors BS, 2019)
   Jessica Runnels (Honors BS, 2020)
   Emily Cates (Honors BS, 2020)
   Kyla Cosentino (BS, 2020)
   Katie Hayford (BS, 2020)
   Kayla Carr (BS, 2020)
   Jacob Namias (BS, 2020)
   Cortney Sanderson (BS, 2020)
   Morgan Poulos (BS, 2020)
   Holly Estopinal (BS, 2020)
   Joseph (Landry) Smith (BS, 2021)
   Trevor Perry (BS, 2021)

Graduate Researchers:
   Matthew Gretz (MA, 2019)
   Kendal Smith (PhD, 2021)