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Cindy Bukach

Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience, MacEldin Trawick Endowed Professor of Psychology

University of Richmond

Dr. Cindy Bukach is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Richmond, MacEldin Trawick Endowed Professor of Psychology, and recently completed a 4-year term as Chair of the Psychology department.

Her research investigates the factors underlying category specific effects in neural organization and visual recognition. She currently holds the James S. McDonnel Foundation Award for Understanding Human Cognition, and is principal director of the “Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-related fields Using Electrophysiology”, otherwise known as PURSUE. Now in Phase 2, PURSUE is funded by NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program and is a collaborative project with Dr. Catherine Reed of Claremont Mckenna College and Dr. Jane Couperus of Mt. Holyoke College. She recently acquired expertise at adapting to pandemic derailment when forced to cancel an entire year of sabbatical plans, living and working instead in a one-room cottage in her own back yard after renting out her house for the year.