I was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and moved to the United States when I was four. I was raised in God's country, New Jersey, and received a BA from Lafayette College and a PhD from the University of Colorado. (In the middle of graduate school, I took a year off to be a ski bum in Crested Butte, Colorado) Although I was fortunate to have many outstanding teachers, my most influential mentors were Burt Cohen at Lafayette College and Bill Battig at the University of Colorado. I have been teaching at Furman University since 1977. I love teaching and research and some of my greatest rewards come from involving students in research. Over the years, over 30 students have coauthored papers with me.
Although my general research interests are in the area of memory, my specific focus is on prospective memory, which is memory for future actions such as remembering to take medication . . . more >>
My long time colleague, Mark McDaniel, and I recently wrote a trade book (published by Yale University Press) titled "Memory Fitness: A Guide for Successful Aging." Our goal was to translate the explosion of research on aging and memory over the last 10 years . . . more >>