Melissa is currently a senior undergraduate majoring in psychology at Rider University. She is working on a research based project with Dr. Sullivan on the ways to effectively convey messages across using mobile phones,distinguishing critical messaging from insignificant messaging. Through this research,she will use a computer program (developed by Dr. Sullivan) to investigate the way messaging on phones is utilized,and how students on the Rider University campus typically react to a range of messages.
Kate is currently a senior majoring in Psychology at Rider University. She will be working with Dr. Sullivan on a research project that is examining emergency notifications on university campuses. Kate’s will be using a Web-based survey tool to collect data both at Rider,as well as at campuses in other countries.
Research Assistant –Psychology
We welcome Aditi Mankar,who is joining CSNL as a research assistant. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rider University and is planning to attend graduate school in Psychology. During Spring 2009,Aditi will be working with Dr. Sullivan on cross-cultural aspects of risk communication,with an emphasis on South Asia.
Dana Piechocinski is currently a senior majoring in Psychology at Rider University. During 2008,she has carried out a research study examining perception of signage under the guidance of Helen T. Sullivan,PhD. This research was presented as a poster during Rider’s ISCAP 2008 session in April. The research findings are also included in a paper presented at the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) 2008 in Davos,Switzerland,in August. Dana has also assisted in a study concerning emergency notification systems which is being conducted by Dr. Sullivan,which was presented at the International Symposium on Mobile Information Technologies for Emergency Response in Bonn during May,2008. In preparation for her research,Dana successfully completed the NIH Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course.
Dana is planning to attend graduate school in psychology.