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Elliot Hirshman

Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D.
President, Stevenson University

Dr. Elliot Hirshman

Stevenson is happy to welcome its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., starting on July 3, 2017. Hirshman joins the University after serving as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Under President Hirshman’s leadership, SDSU implemented an integrated budget and financial strategy; raised more than $800 million in private philanthropy for scholarships and new initiatives and programs; and established and endowed its Honors College.

Service

Dr. Hirshman is a member of the NCAA Board of Directors and former chairman of the Mountain West Conference Board. He is president of the SDSU Research Foundation Board and a member of the university's Campanile Foundation Board. Dr. Hirshman co-chaired the Chancellor's Task Force for a Sustainable Financial Model for The California State University system. He also serves on the boards of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Prior Experience

Prior to Dr. Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Academic Background

Dr. Hirshman earned his bachelor's degree summa cum laude in economics and mathematics from Yale and his master's degree and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from UCLA. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. His research and teaching focus on the psychopharmacology of human cognition, using an interdisciplinary approach that involves collaboration among psychologists, medical doctors and statisticians. Dr. Hirshman has served as associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition and Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Family

Dr. Hirshman is married to Jeri Hirshman. Their daughter, Wendy, graduated from Muhlenberg College and works for George Mason Mortgage, LLC. Their son, Nathan, is a student at the Duke University School of Medicine.

  • Education

    Education

    1979-1983       Yale University, B.A., summa cum laude, Economics and Mathematics
    1983-1984       University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., Cognitive Psychology
    1984-1987       University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology Minor Areas: Personality Psychology, Quantitative Psychology
    1987-1989       New York University, Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship

  • Professional Experience

    Professional Experience

    Administrative

    7/1/11-Present              President, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

    As President, I serve as the university’s chief executive officer, overseeing a campus with more than 35,000 students. The University is characterized as a Carnegie-Research High Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Supported by a fiscal year budget of approximately $850 million, the university and its auxiliaries (The Campanile foundation, The San Diego State University Research foundation, Aztec Shops,  Ltd., and Associated Students) offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees through eight academic colleges, distinguished co-curricular programs supporting student success, an international focus that integrates curricular programs and international exchanges, and a Division I inter-collegiate athletics program featuring 18 sports. The University has completed the fifth year of its strategic plan titled “Building on Excellence.  

    7/1/08-6/30/11             Provost and Senior Vice-President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

    As Provost and Senior Vice President, I was responsible for all aspects of the academic program, including instruction, research, and academic support services. As Provost, I was also responsible for enrollment management, including admissions and financial aid, and the division I intercollegiate athletics program.

    4/18/05-6/30/08           Chief Research Officer, George Washington University

    As Chief Research Officer, I was responsible for supporting and advancing research and creative activity across the university’s schools and colleges, including the medical center. With a team of approximately 60 administrative staff members, I was responsible for the administration of approximately $160 million in annual sponsored research expenditures.

    7/1/02-4/17/05             Chair, Department of Psychology, George Washington University

    As chair of the Department of Psychology, I was responsible for all aspects of the department’s academic program, including curricular and co-curricular programs for over 600 undergraduate majors and approximately 125 graduate students in 3 Ph.D. programs.

    8/15/00-6/30/02           Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver

    As Chair of the Department of Psychology, I was responsible for all aspects of the department’s academic program, including curricular and co-curricular programs for over 400 undergraduate majors and approximately 60 graduate students in 2 master’s programs.

    7/1/98-6/31/99             Special Assistant to the Provost, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    As Special Assistant to the Provost, I undertook a number of projects to support priorities of the Provost and Chancellor.

    7/1/97-6/31/98             American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Office of the Provost and President, Arizona State University

    Academic

    7/1/11-Present             Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University
    7/1/08-6/30/11             Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    7/1/02-6/30/08             Professor of Psychology, George Washington University
    8/15/00-6/30/02           Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver
    7/1/00-8/15/00             Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    7/1/95-6/30/00             Associate Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    7/1/89-6/30/95             Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Additional Administrative Service

    University Service, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Special Assistant to the Provost (1998-1999)
    Chair, University Task Force on Student Evaluation of Teaching
    Staff Assistant, Provost’s Task Force on Allocation of Tuition Remission
    Conducted National Best Practices Study of Private Fund-raising for Student Fellowships (published in Case Currents)
    Staff Assistant, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, Sub-Committee on Post-tenure Review
    Academic Affairs Representative, University Records Committee
    Campus Coordinator, Professional Development Workshop for Women Faculty (in conjunction with the American Council on Education)
    University liaison to the American Academy of Liberal Education’s Curriculum Development Project
    Jesse Ball DuPont Fellowship Selection Committee

    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Strategic Planning Committee
    Chair, Colloquium Committee
    Committee on the Development of Cognitive Science
    Planning Committee-North Carolina Cognition Group
    Organizing Committee-Mathematical Society Meeting
    Faculty Recruiting Committee for Cognitive Psychology and Clinical Psychology
    Admissions Committee for Cognitive Psychology
    Chair, State Employees Combined Campaign
    Personnel Committee (Promotion and Tenure)
    Re-appointment Review Committee
    Harriet Reingold Award Selection Committee

    University of Colorado at Denver

    Advisory Committee on Ethnic Studies

    George Washington University

    Dean’s Science Advisory Committee
    Undergraduate Research Council-CCAS
    Anthropology Search Committee (Hominid Paleo-biology)
    Associate Vice President for Research Search Committee
    Host-Clinical Psychology Accreditation Visit
    Member Manatt-Trachtenberg Prize Selection Committee (03-04, 04-05)
    Director of Finance, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences-Search Committee
    Suinn Minority Achievement award, Department’s Clinical program
    Psychology Doctoral Program ranked as top 5 program at GW (Doctoral program review Fall 2004)
    Advisory Board Member, Student and Academic Support Services Research consortium
    Member, Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs Virginia Campus Advisory Group
    Member, Executive Research Oversight Committee
    Member, Science and Technology Cabinet, Loudoun County Office of Economic Development
    Co-chair, Working Group on the Office of Naval Research Corrective Action Plan on Procurement and Fixed Assets. (Spring 2007)

  • Selected Honors

    Selected Honors

    Fellow, American Psychological Association
    American Council on Education Fellow
    Joseph Gengerelli Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of California, Los Angeles
    James McKeen Cattell Outstanding Dissertation Award, New York Academy of Sciences
    Regents Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
    Distinction in the Major, Economics and Mathematics
    Phi Beta Kappa

  • Selected Leadership and Board Service

    Selected Leadership and Board Service

    Chair, Board of Directors, San Diego State University Research Foundation (2011-present)
    Member, Board of Directors, The Campanile Foundation (2011-present)
    Member, Chairman’s Competitiveness Council (A partnership of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Council, the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and CONNECT) (2011-2015)
    Chair, Board of Directors Mountain West Athletic Conference (2015-2016)
    Member, Board of Directors Mountain West Athletic Conference (2011-present)
    Member, Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Accreditor, Nominating Committee, July 2015-present
    Member, Executive committee, Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE), Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) (2011-2014)
    Co-Chair, California State University Task Force on a Sustainable Financial Model (2014-2015)
    Member, President’s Commission, California State University Program on Education and Research in Bio-technology
    Chair, Council of Vice Presidents and Deans, UMBC (2008-2011)
    Member, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) Planning Task Force-Minority Males in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative (sponsored by the Sloan Foundation)
    Co-Chair, American East Athletic Conference Strategic Planning-Academic Integrity and Achievement sub-committee (2009-2010)
    Member, State of Maryland College Success Task Force (2009-2010)
    Co-chair, Steering Committee, UMBC Facilities Master Plan Update (2009-2010)
    Chair, Advisory Board, Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship (2008- 2011)
    Member, University System of Maryland Task Force on Research and Economic Competitiveness (2008-2009)
    Member, Board of Directors, UMBC Training Enterprises, Inc. (UMBC TEI is an affiliated not-for-profit corporation that is the sole shareholder in UMBC Training Center, LLC, a for-profit non-credit training center)
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education-Self Study Group, George Washington University (2006-2007)
    Southeastern University Research Association (SURA) Board of Trustees Development Committee, (2005-2008)
    CoChair- Commision on Restructuring the GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development for 2020 (2007-2008)
    Chair-Science & Engineering Building Planning and Program Committee (2006- 2007)
    Chair, University Committee on Research, George Washington University (2005- 2008)
    Chair, Research Advisory Council, George Washington University (2005-2008)
    Co-chair, Task Force on Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures, George Washington University (2004-2005)
    Founding Director, Summer Institute on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Minority Communities, George Washington University (2002- 2004)
    Chair, School of Media and Public Affairs Re-organization Implementation Task Force, George Washington University (2003-2004)
    Chair, University Task Force on Student Evaluation of Teaching, UNC-Chapel Hill (1998-1999)

  • Editorial Service

    Editorial Service

    Editorial Leadership Roles

    Associate Editor- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition (1/00-6/06)
    Associate Editor-Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (January 1998-December 1999)
    Editorial Board Member- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition (1995-1999), (2006-Present)
    Editorial Board Member- Memory & Cognition (1997-2001)

    Ad-Hoc Reviewer

    Acta Psychologica
    American Journal of Psychology
    Anethesiology
    Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
    Biological Psychology
    British Journal of Psychology
    Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive (Current Psychology of Cognition)
    Consciousness and Cognition
    Developmental Psychology
    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Experimental Psychology
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
    Journal of Memory & Language
    Memory
    Memory & Cognition
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
    Psychological Bulletin
    Psychological Methods
    Psychological Review
    Psychological Science
    Psychological Science in the Public Interest
    Psychoneuroendocrinology
    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
    Psychopharmacology
    Trends in Cognitive Science
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Reviewer, Periodic Review Report
    External Evaluations of Promotion and Tenure:
    Brandeis University
    Duke University
    Union College
    University of California Los Angeles
    University of California (Distinguished Professor Recognition)
    University of Illinois
    Funding Agency Panels:
    Council of Graduate Department of Psychology/American Psychological Foundation (Graduate Awards)
    Dutch Social Science Research Council (Open Program)
    National Institute of Mental Health (BBBP-4 Program)
    National Science Foundation (Human Cognition and Perception Program)
    National Science Foundation (Cognitive Neuroscience Program)
    The Wellcome Trust (Neuroscience and Mental Health Program)

  • Teaching and Student Mentoring

    Teaching and Student Mentoring

    ​Ph.D. Students & Post-Doctoral Fellows Trained

    Neil Mulligan, Ph.D. Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Richard Durante, Ph.D. President, Observant LLC, Waltham MA
    Tzy-Mey Kuo, Ph.D. Research Analyst, Research Triangle Institute
    Jason Arndt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Middlebury College
    Julia Fisher, Associate Professor, Coker College
    Paul Merrit, Assistant Professor, Clemson University
    Whitney Wharton, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Bethany Stangl, Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

    Selected Undergraduate Students Mentored*

    Benjamin Anderson, Ph.D. candidate, Washington University in St. Louis, Cognitive Neuroscience
    Eric Jackson, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Clinical Science & Cognitive Neuroscience
    Lauren Krieger, Ph.D. candidate, Teacher’s College of Columbia University, Speech Language Pathology
    Kristi Lanning, M.D., Fellow, Critical Care and Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University
    Diane Rhodes, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Total Cervical Disc Replacement
    Meredith Senholzi, Ph.D., Florida State University, Student Affairs Research

    *Listed students published undergraduate research in peer-reviewed scientific journals

    Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Cognition; Laboratory in Experimental Psychology; Seminar in Human Learning and Memory; Seminar in Applications of Memory Theory; Field Experience; Cognitive Psychopharmacology

    Graduate Courses: Pro-seminar in Cognitive Psychology; Pro-seminar in Memory; Pro-seminar in Quantitative Methods; Advanced Topics in Memory; Seminar in Applications of Memory Theory; Cognitive Psychopharmacology

  • Publications

    Publications

    Hirshman, E. (1988) The expectation-violation effect: Paradoxical effects of Semantic Relatedness. Journal of Memory and Language, 27, 40-58.

    Hirshman, E. & Bjork, R. (1988) The generation effect: Support for a two-factor theory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 14, 484-494.

    Hirshman, E., Whelly, M. & Palij, M. (1989) An investigation of paradoxical memory effects. Journal of Memory and Language, 28, 594-609.

    Hirshman, E., Snodgrass, J., Mindes, J. & Feenan, K. (1990) Conceptual priming in fragment completion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 16, 634-647.

    Hirshman, E. & Mulligan, N. (1991) Perceptual interference improves explicit memory, but does not enhance data-driven processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 17, 507-513.

    Snodgrass, J. & Hirshman, E. (1991) Theoretical explorations of the Bruner-Potter interference effect. Journal of Memory and Language, 30, 273-293.

    Hirshman, E. & Durante, R. (1992) Prime identification and semantic priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 18, 255-265.

    Hirshman, E. & Palij, M. (1992) Rehearsal and the word frequency effect in recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 31, 477-484.

    Hirshman, E. Burns, D. & Kuo, T. (1993) Examining a processing-tradeoff explanation of proactive interference effects. Memory and Cognition, 21, 5-10.

    Snodgrass, J. & Hirshman, E. (1994) Dissociations among implicit and explicit memory tasks: The role of stimulus similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 20, 150-160.

    Durante, R. & Hirshman, E. (1994) Retrospective priming and masked semantic priming: The interfering effects of prime activation. Journal of Memory and Language, 33, 112-127.

    Hirshman, E., Trembath, D. & Mulligan, N. (1994) Theoretical implications of the mnemonic benefits of perceptual interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 20, 608-620.

    Hirshman, E. (1995) Decision processes in recognition memory: Criterion shifts and the list strength paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 21, 302-313.

    Mulligan, N. & Hirshman, E. (1995) Speed-accuracy tradeoffs and the dual-process model of recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 34, 1-18.

    Kuo, T & Hirshman, E. (1996) Investigations of the testing effect. American Journal of Psychology, 109, 451-464.

    Snodgrass, J.G., Hirshman, E. & Fan, J. (1996) The sensory match effect in recognition memory: Perceptual fluency or episodic trace? Memory & Cognition, 24, 367-383.

    Hirshman, E. & Jackson, E. (1997) Distinctive perceptual processing and memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 36, 2-12.

    Hirshman, E. & Master, S. (1997) Modeling the conscious correlates of recognition memory: Reflections on the Remember-Know paradigm Memory & Cognition, 25, 345-352.

    Kuo, T. & Hirshman, E. (1997) The role of distinctive perceptual information in memory: Studies of the testing effect. Journal of Memory and Language, 36, 188- 201.

    Mulligan, N.W. & Hirshman, E. (1997) Measuring the bases of recognition memory: An investigation of the Process Dissociation framework. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 23, 280-304.

    Hirshman, E. & Master, S. (1997) Examining the role of word recognition in synonymy judgment. Psychological Research, 59, 213-219.

    Hirshman, E. & Arndt, J. (1997) Discriminating alternative conceptions of false recognition: The cases of word frequency and word concreteness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 23, 1306-1323.

    David, P. & Hirshman, E. (1998) Dual-mode presentation and its effect on implicit and explicit memory American Journal of Psychology, 111, 77-87.

    Hirshman, E. & Henzler, A. (1998) The role of decision processes in conscious memory Psychological Science, 9, 61-64.

    Hirshman, E. (1998) On the logic of testing the independence assumption in the process- dissociation procedure Memory & Cognition, 26, 857-860.

    Benjamin, A., Bjork, R. & Hirshman, E. (1998) Predicting the future and reconstructing the past: A Bayesian characterization of the utility of subjective fluency Acta Psychologica, 98, 267-290.

    Hirshman, E. (1998) On the utility of the signal detection model of the Remember-Know paradigm. Consciousness and Cognition, 7, 103-107.

    Arndt, J. & Hirshman, E. (1998) Examining the bases of true and false recognition in Minerva2: Explanations from a global matching perspective. Journal of Memory and Language, 39, 371-391.

    Hirshman, E. (1998) A national study of private fundraising for graduate fellowships. CASE Currents, July-August, 54-60.

    Hirshman, E. & Lanning, K. (1999) Is there a special association between self judgments and conscious recollection Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13, 29-42.

    Hirshman, E. , Passannante, A. & Arndt, J. (1999) The effect of midazolam on the modality-match effect in implicit memory. Cognitive Brain Research, 7, 473-479.

    Hirshman, E., Passannante, A. & Henzler, A. (1999) The influence of midazolam on implicit memory tests. Brain & Cognition, 41, 351-364.

    Hirshman, E. & Hostetter, M. (2000) Using ROC curves to test models of recognition memory. Memory & Cognition, 28, 161-166.

    Wickens, T. D. & Hirshman, E. (2000) False memories and statistical decision theory. Psychological Review , 107, 377-383.

    Hirshman, E. (2001) Elaboration in Memory. In N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes (Eds.), Walter Kintsch (Section Editor, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Pergamon Oxford (pp. 4369-4374).

    Hirshman, E., Passannante, A. & Arndt, J. (2001) Midazolam amnesia and conceptual processing in implicit memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 130, 453-465.

    Hirshman, E., Lanning, K., Master, S. & Henzler, A. (2002) Signal detection models as tools for interpreting judgments of recollection. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16, 151-156.

    Hirshman, E., Fisher, J., Henthorn, T., Arndt, J. & Passannante, A. (2002) Midazolam amnesia and dual-process models of the Word-Frequency Mirror Effect Journal of Memory and Language, 47, 499-516.

    Hirshman, E., Wells, E., Wierman, M., Anderson, B., Butler, A., Senholzi, M., & Fisher, J. (2003) The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on recognition memory discrimination and decision processes in post-menopausal women. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 125-134.

    Hirshman, E., Fisher, J. Henthorn, T., Arndt, J. & Passannante, A. (2003) The effect of midazolam on conscious, controlled processing: Evidence from the Process-Dissociation Procedure Memory & Cognition, 31, 1181-1187.

    Hirshman, E., Fisher, J., Henthorn, T., Arndt, J. & Passannante, A. (2003) Midazolam Amnesia and retrieval from semantic memory Brain & Cognition, 53, 427-432.

    Mintzer, M. , Hirshman, E. & Griffiths, G. (2003) A paradoxical dissociation in the effects of midazolam on conscious and unconscious processes in the process dissociation procedure. American Journal of Psychology, 116, 213-237.

    Arndt, J., Hirshman, E. & Passannante, A. (2004) The effect of midazolam on implicit and explicit memory in category exemplar production and category cued recall. Memory, 12, 158-173.

    Hirshman, E. (2004) Drawing ordinal inferences in the process-dissociation procedure Psychological Review, 111, 553-560.

    Hirshman, E., Rhodes, D., Zinser, M. & Merritt, P. (2004) The effect of tobacco abstinence on recognition memory, digit span recall and attentional vigilance. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 12, 76-83.

    Hirshman, E., Merritt, P., Wang, C., Wierman, M., Budescu, D., Kohrt, W., Templin, J. & Bhasin, S. (2004) Androgenic and Estrogenic Metabolites Influence the Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on Cognition in Post-menopausal Women. Hormones & Behavior, 45, 144-155.

    Hirshman, E. (2004) The Psychopharmacology of Memory and Cognition: Promises, Pitfalls and a Methodological Framework in Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Ed.) B. Ross, Vol 45. (pp.253-271).

    Merritt, P., Hirshman, E. Hsu, J. & Berrigan, M. (2005) Metamemory without the memory: Are people aware of midazolam-induced amnesia. Psychopharmacology, 336-343.

    Fisher, J., Hirshman, E., Henthorn, T., Passannante, A. & Arndt, J. (2006) Midazolam amnesia and short-term/working memory processes. Consciousness and Cognition, 54-63.

    Wharton, W., Hirshman, E., Merritt, P., Stangl, B., Scanlin, K. & Krieger, L. (2006) Lower blood pressure correlates with poorer performance in visuospatial attention tasks in younger individuals. Biological Psychology, 227-234.

    Merritt, P. , Hirshman, E., Zamani, S., Hsu, J., & Berrigan, M. (2006) Episodic representations support early semantic learning: Evidence from midazolam induced amnesia. Brain and Cognition, 61, 219-223.

    Curran, T., DeBuse, C., Woroch, B., & Hirshman, E. (2006) Combined pharmacological and electrophysiological dissociation of familiarity and recollection. Journal of Neuroscience, 1979-1985.

    Merritt, P., Hirshman, E., Wharton, W., Stangl, B., Devlin, J. & Lenz, A. (2007) Evidence for gender differences in visual selective attention. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 597-609.

    Wharton, W., Hirshman, E., Merritt, P., Doyle, L., Paris, S., & Gleason, C. (2008) Oral contraceptives and androgenicity: Influences on visuospatial task performance in younger individuals. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 16, 156-164.

    Stangl, B., Hirshman, E., & Verbalis, J. (2010) Administration of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Increases Serum Levels of Androgens and Estrogens but Does Not Enhance Recognition Memory in Post-Menopausal Women. In Successful Remembering and Successful  Forgetting: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert A. Bjork (Edited by Aaron S. Benjamin). Psychology Press

    Merritt, P., Cobb, A., Hirshman, E., & Moissinac, L. (2010) Evidence that episodic memory impairment during tobacco abstinence is independent of attentional mechanisms. Journal of General Psychology, 137(4), 1-12.

    Ponjaun, L., Gasman, M., Hirshman, E. & Esters, L. (2011) A New Hope: Recruitng and Retaining the Next Generation of Faculty of Color. Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities: Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence Issue Brief.

    Hirshman, E. & Hrabowski, F. (2011) The Imperative of Institutional Culture Change. Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Stangl, B., Hirshman, E. & Verbalis, J. (2011) Administration of dehydroepianrosterone (DHEA) enhances visual-spatial processing in post-menopausal women. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125(5), 742-752.

    Merritt, P., Stangl, B., Hirshman, E. & Verbalis, J. (2012) Administration of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Increases Serum Levels of Androgens and Estrogens But Does Not Enhance Short-term Memory in Post-Menopausal Women. Brain Research.1483, 54-62.

    Hirshman, E. (2016) Technology: Reshaping Economy and Educational Goals. EDUCAUSE Review, 51.

  • Grants

    Grants

    “Effectiveness and Institutionalization of Retention Activities for Scholarship Programs” National Science Foundation, 10/1/10-9/30/12, $1,230,819

    “Promise: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate” National Science Foundation, 9/16/08-7/1/11, $1,500,000

    “Sex steroids and cognition in post-menopausal women” National Institutes of Health, 9/1/06-8/31/10, $665,017

    “Using midazolam to explore the nature of implicit memory” National Science Foundation, 4/1/00-3/31/04, $305,000

    “Decision Processes in Recognition Memory” National Science Foundation, 2/1/95-12/31/98, $165,000

    “A placebo-controlled study of the effect of hormonal replacement using dehydroepiandrosterone on learning and memory in post-menopausal women” Cognitive Science Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1/99-11/99, $7500

    “A placebo-controlled study of the effect of hormonal replacement using dehydroepiandrosterone on learning and memory in post-menopausal women” University Research Council, 1/00-12/00, $2000 Research Development Grant, The Arts and Sciences Foundation, UNC-Chapel Hill, 4/96-12/96, $700

    “Relating Memory and Perception” University Research Council, 7/94-6/95, $2125

    “Examining the Effect of Perceptual Degradation” University Research Council, 7/93-6/94, $2000

    “Evaluating Perceptual Mnemonics” University Research Council, 7/92-6/93, $1000

    “Examining the Encoding Specificity Hypothesis” University Research Council, 7/91-6/92, $1500

    “Prime Identification and Semantic Priming” Junior Faculty Development Award, 7/90-6/91, $3000

    Selected Presentations (in chronological order)

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, University of California, Los Angeles, "A two-factor theory of the generation effect" Psychonomic Society, 1986, "A two-factor theory of the generation effect"

    Hirshman, E. & Bjork, R.A. Cognitive Area Colloquium, New York University, "Expectation-violation effects: Paradoxical effects of semantic relatedness"

    New York Academy of Sciences, Cattell award lecture, "Expectation-violation effects: Paradoxical effects of semantic relatedness"

    Department Colloquium, State University of New York, Binghamton, "A model of word recognition"

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, Columbia University, "A model of word recognition"

    Department Colloquium, State University of New York at Stony Brook, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Department Colloquium, Louisiana State University, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, Purdue University, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Quantitative/Cognitive Area Colloquium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, Ohio State University, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, State University of New York at Albany, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, City University of New York, "A model of word recognition and word memory"

    Twenty-second annual mathematical psychology meeting, (1989) "Perceptual learning in the Bruner-Potter (1964) perceptual interference effect." Snodgrass, J.G. & Hirshman, E. Irvine, CA

    Carolina Cognition Group, November,1989 "Conceptual priming in fragment completion" Davidson, NC

    Air Force Conference on Cognition, November, 1989. "Perception and Memory of Pictures." Snodgrass, J.G. & Hirshman, E. Washington, DC

    Cognitive Area Colloquium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November, 1989. "Empirical tests of a connectionist model of memory"

    Eastern Psychological Association meeting (1990) "The Effects of Perceptual Noise on Memory Encoding" Philadelphia, PA

    Twenty-fourth annual mathematical psychology meeting,(1991) "A model-based examination of the encoding-specificity hypothesis" Bloomington, IN

    Psychonomic Society, (1991) "Perceptual interference and explicit memory" San Francisco, CA

    Department Colloquium, University of Arizona (1992) "Perceptual interference and memory" Tucson, AZ

    Department Colloquium, Wake Forest University (1992) "Exploring the unconscious components of memory" Winston-Salem, NC

    Psychonomic Society, (1992) "Decision Processes in Recognition Memory: The Case of Multiple Target Distributions" St. Louis, MO

    Southeastern Psychological Association, (1993) Neil Mulligan and Elliot Hirshman, "Speed accuracy trade-offs and the dual process model of recognition memory" Atlanta, GA

    Experimental Area Seminar, New York University (1993) "Theoretical Implications of the Mnemonic Benefits of Perceptual Interference" New York, NY

    Eastern Psychological Association, (1993) Richard Durante and Elliot Hirshman, "Retrospective priming and masked semantic priming: The interfering effects of prime activation" Arlington, VA

    Psychonomic Society, (1993) Neil Mulligan and Elliot Hirshman "Speed-accuracy tradeoffs and the dual-process model of recognition memory" Washington, DC

    Cognitive Area Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993) Decision processes in recognition memory Dec 1

    Department Colloquium, The University at Albany SUNY (1993) "Uses of attention in a cascade model: Implications for perception and memory" Albany, NY

    North Carolina Cognition Group, February, 1994 "Inhibitory effects of neighborhood density" Rich Durante and Elliot Hirshman, Winston-Salem, NC

    North Carolina Cognition Group, February, 1994 "Measuring the bases of recognition memory" Neil Mulligan and Elliot Hirshman, Winston-Salem, NC

    Eastern Psychological Association, April, 1994 Discussant "Components of information processing symposium" Providence, RI

    American Psychological Society, July, 1994 "Measuring the bases of recognition memory: Investigating the Process Dissociation Framework" Neil Mulligan and Elliot Hirshman, Washington, DC

    American Psychological Society, July 1994 "Characterizing Retrieval Processing" Tzy Mey Kuo and Elliot Hirshman, Washington, DC

    Psychonomic Society, November 1994 “Is generation different from elaboration?” St. Louis, MO

    Psychonomic Society, November 1994 “The role of perceptual fluency in recognition memory?” St. Louis, MO

    Department Colloquium, North Carolina State University, October, 1995 “Decision Processes in Recognition Memory” Raleigh, NC

    Psychonomic Society, November 1995 “The role of encoding condition in the mirror effect” Los Angeles, CA

    Psychological Roundtable, December 1995 “A model of decision processes in recognition memory” New Brunswick, NJ

    North Carolina Cognition Conference, February 1996 “Discriminating alternative conceptions of false recognition” Greensboro, NC

    International Conference on Memory, July 1996 “Dual process models of recognition memory” Padova, Italy

    Society for Mathematical Psychology “A single process model of the remember-know paradigm” Chapel Hill, NC

    Psychonomic Society, November 1996, “The role of the self in conscious recollection” Chicago, IL

    Cognitive Area Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 1997 “Creating temporary amnesiacs to study the role of explicit retrieval in implicit memory” Chapel Hill, NC

    Psychonomic Society, November 1997, “Applying MINERVA2 to false recognition” Philadelphia, PA

    Psychonomic Society, November 1998, “The influence of midazolam on the modality- match effect” Dallas, TX

    North Carolina Cognition Conference, February 1999 “The influence of midazolam on the modality-natch effect” Raleigh, NC

    North Carolina Cognition Conference, February 1999 “Is there implicit memory for semantic associations?” Raleigh, NC

    Psychonomic Society, November 1999 “Midazolam and the influence of conceptual processing on implicit memory tests” Los Angeles, CA

    Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, November 2000 “The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on recognition memory discrimination and decision processes in post-menopausal women” Boulder, CO

    Psychonomic Society, November 2000 “The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on recognition memory in post-menopausal women” New Orleans, LA

    Division of Sponsored Programs, University of Colorado at Denver, November 2000 “Successful Strategies for Winning Grants: Grant Guidelines” Denver, CO

    Annual Inter-disciplinary Conference, January 2001 “Pharmacological amnesia and dual-process models of the mirror effect” Jackson Hole, WY

    Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Invited Address Ellis- Battig Symposium, April 2001 “The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on recognition memory in post-menopausal women” Reno, NV

    Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, April 2001 “The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on recognition memory in post-menopausal women” Fort Collins, CO

    Psychonomic Society Meeting, November 2001 “Midazolam amnesia and conceptual implicit memory” Orlando, FL

    North Carolina Cognition Conference, February 2002, Keynote Address “Pharmacology and the dynamics of recognition memory judgments” Chapel Hill, NC

    Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University, November 2002, Invited Colloquium “Using pharmacological amnesia to study the nature of conscious and unconscious memory”

    Psychonomic Society Meeting, November 2002 “The effect of midazolam on performance in the exclusion and inclusion tasks” Kansas City, MO

    Cognitive Psychology Program, University of Maryland, December 2002, Invited Colloquium “Using pharmacological amnesia to study the nature of conscious and unconscious memory”

    Eastern Psychological Association, Invited Address on the Mirror effect, March, 2003 “Midazolam amnesia and dual-process models of the mirror effect” Baltimore, MD

    Psychonomic Society Meeting, November 2003 “Meta-memory without the memory: The effect of midazolam on judgments of learning” Vancouver, WA

    Conference on Human Development, April 2004 “Estrogenic and androgenic metabolites of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) influence cognition in post-menopausal women” Washington, DC

    Annual Summer Inter-disciplinary Conference, June 2004 “Midazolam amnesia and cognitive specificity” Cavalese, Italy

    Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, October 2004 “Biological systems variables and Cognitive Gender Differences” Reno, NV

    Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, University of Maryland, October 2004 “Psychopharmacology of Memory and Cognition: An Introduction for Reporters” College Park, MD

    Neural and Cognitive Sciences Program, University of Maryland, November 2004 “Biological systems variables and cognitive gender differences” College Park, MD

    The Reinvention Conference: Integrating Research into Undergraduate Education (W. Frawley & E. Hirshman, Moderators), November 2004 “Bringing research to the classroom: Experimental and data-intensive social sciences” Washington, DC

    Psychonomic Society Conference, November 2004 “Biological systems variables and cognitive gender differences” Minneapolis, MN

    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology-George Washington University Medical Center, April 2005, “Biological Systems Variables and Cognitive Gender Differences” Washington, DC

    Division of Advancement Annual Retreat-George Washington University, September 2005, “Negotiating skills: Creating win-win situations” Hume, VA

    Association for Psychological Science, May 2006 “Cognitive correlates of midazolam amnesia: Implications for theories of memory” New York, NY

    Association for Psychological Science, May 2006 “Episodic representations support early semantic learning: Evidence from midazolma induced amnesia” (with Paul Merritt) New York, NY

    Psychonomic Society, November 2006, “Lower blood pressure correlates with poorer performance on visual-spatial attention tasks in young adults” (with Whitney Wharton) Houston, TX

    Association for Psychological Science, May 2007, “Lower blood pressure correlates with poorer performance on visual-spatial attention tasks in young adults” (with Whitney Wharton) Washington DC

    Psychonomic Society , November 2007, "Mediation of sexually dimorphic cognitive task performance: an examination of hormonal contraceptives" (with Whitney Wharton) San Diego, CA

    Psychonomic Society, November 2008 “The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on verbal memory in post-menopausal women” (with Bethany Stangl) Chicago, IL

    Festschrift for Professor Robert A. Bjork, January 2009, “Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Sex Steroids, and Recognition Memory in Post-menopausal Women” Los Angeles, CA

    Proceedings of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco, USA & Europe [15,66] Merritt, P., Cobb, A., Moissinac, L., Hirshman, E. & Cook, G., May 2009, “Evidence that episodic memory impairment during tobacco abstinence is independent of attentional mechanisms” Dublin, Ireland

    Psychonomic Society, November 2009, “The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on verbal short term memory” (with Bethany Stangl) Boston, MA

    Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE), July 2010, “Diversifying the Professoriate” Denver, CO

    Middle States Regional Forum, October 2010, “Diploma to Degree: Promoting Concurrent Student Success in High School and College” (with Mark McMolloch) Washington, DC

    Psychonomic Society, November 2010, “DHEA enhances perceptual identification, fragment completion and mental rotation in post-menopausal women” St. Louis, MO

    National Science Foundation, December 2010, “Enabling Broader Engagement and Workforce Development” Arlington, VA

    American Association of State Colleges & Universities, July, 2012 “Leadership During a Crisis” Santa Fe, NM

    Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, July, 2012 “Overview of CADE’s Strategic Plan” Savannah, GA

    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, September 2012, “The effect of DHEA on cognition in post-menopausal women” La Jolla, CA

    Accelerating Latino Student Success Workshop, October 2012, “Lessons Learned—Kresge’s SEMILLAS and Excelencia’s Growing What Works Initiative” Washington, DC

    American Council on Education Annual Meeting, March 2013, “Shared Efficiencies in Troubled Times” Washington, DC

    Boao Forum For Asia, April 2013, “Education versus Employment” Boao, Hainon Province, China

    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, October 2013, “The effect of DHEA on cognition in post-menopausal women” Los Angeles, CA

    Association of Public & Land Grant Univerisities, November 2013, Plenary Session-“High Tech, High Touch:Campus-based Strategies for Ensuring Student Success” Washington, DC

    American Council on Education Fellows Seminar January 2014, “Overview of Issues Facing Higher Education in California” La Jolla, CA

 

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