As a responsible member of society, I have served the department, university, community and profession. In addition to the Psychology Department, I participated at various levels in the faculty and staff hirings in Education, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering. I was a long-term member of the College 9/10 building and academic committees. I was Psychology Department Chair for 3 years and am now serving as Chair of Digital Arts/New Media. I developed the graduate program in Experimental/Cognitive Psychology.
I served many years on the Academic Senate Committee on Computers and Telecommunications committee, and have been active in promoting computer literacy for our students.
I have significant service to both the national and international professional community. I have consistently served as an outside reviewer of Federal Grants. Just in the past 6 months, I have participated on three review panels for Learning Science Centers, Information Technology Research, and New Investigator Awards. Given my interdisciplinary research, I have contributed multiple reviews of articles to over 50 journals and professional conferences.
I have been Book Review editor for the American Journal of Psychology since 1986. I changed the format of the reviews to make them more pedagogical and more informative about the state of the art in the areas of psychology and cognitive science. We have had a consistently excellent series of reviews, which capture the most extant trends in the field, including culture and cognition, nonlinear dynamics, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and new ideas about consciousness and the self. In addition, we have done several retrospective reviews of major works in cognitive psychology and have included feature reviews of major contributions to our field.