Faculty Bio

Dr. Nicholas A. Lynchard, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lynchard, Ph.D.

Title(s): Professor of Cognitive Science
Department: Department of Social Sciences, History, and Education


Donna Meier
Contact Information
Phone: 845-688-1592
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, Vanderlyn 239L
Email: lyncharn@sunyulster.edu
Links: www.nicholaslynchard.com

Degree Information

Ph.D, Cognitive Science, The University of Notre Dame, 2009
M.A., Developmental Psychology, The University of Notre Dame, 2007
B.A/B.S, High Honors, Psychological Science, Mississippi College, 2002
B.A. (equivalency), English, Mississippi College, 2002   

Courses Taught

General Psychology (PSY 101)
Memory & Learning (PSY 212)
Lifespan Development (PSY 210)
Adolescent Development (PSY 206)
Child Development (PSY 200)
Information Literacy (LIB 111)

Primary Area of Expertise

Cognitive Science
Human Memory
Cognitive Aging
Free Will/Choice Theory
Moral Reasoning
Cognitive Methodology
Lexical Decision
Emotion Processing
Academic Assessment

Honors and Awards

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, SUNY Ulster, 2016
Kaneb Center Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Notre Dame, 2008

Publications and Presentations

  • Lynchard, N. & Radvansky, G.A. (2012). Age-related perspectives and emotion processing. Psychology & Aging, 2012
  •  Narvaez, D., Radvansky, G.A., Lynchard, N., & Copeland, D. (2011). Are older adults more attuned to morally charged information? Experimental Aging Research, 37, 1-37.
  • Radvansky, G.A., Lynchard, N., & Von Hippel, W. (2008). Aging and stereotype suppression. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 16, 22-32.
  • Lynchard, N. (2013). A (Not So) Free Facebook: a brief analysis of modern communications. Suny
    Generations Blog. http://blog.suny.edu/2013/08/modernizing-communication-an-analysis/

Grants Received

  • Data-Rich, Information Poor: Identifying Factors Leading to Retention. FederalTitle III Grant. The State University of New York, 2012   $2500.00.
  • Establishing a Culture of Assessment: Finding the National Pulse. Federal Title III Grant. The State University of New York. 2012  $2500.00.

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

Co-Chair, FYE Strategic Planning Committee, 2015-Current
Chair, Data Strategic Planning Committee, 2015-Current
Chair, MSCHE Steering Committee, Standard 14, 2015-Current
Chair, Assessment Committee, 2012-2014
Assessment Committee, 2012-Current
Academic Standards, 2009-2011
College Association Board, 2010-2014





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