Kevin Wilson completed his PhD in Experimental Psychology with Dr. Martha J. Farah at the University of Pennsylvania and a post-doctoral research fellowship with Dr. George R. Mangun at Duke University before coming to Gettysburg College in 2004. His research combines non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS) with eye-tracking and behavioral measures to study higher level visual cognition, including visual attention and object recognition. He teaches Cognitive Neuroscience, Research Methods, and the Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience course. Dr. Wilson also serves as chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) and co-chair of the Neuroscience Program at Gettysburg College.

Academic Positions

  • Present2015

    Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies

    Gettysburg College

  • Present2004

    Co-Chair, Neuroscience Program

    Gettysburg College

  • 20152014

    Visiting Research Scientist

    University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Present2010

    Associate Professor

    Gettysburg College, Department of Psychology

  • 20102004

    Assistant Professor

    Gettysburg College, Department of Psychology

  • 20042000

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

    Duke University, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 1999

    Experimental Psychology

    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology

  • M.A. 1995

    Experimental Psychology

    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology

  • B.A. 1992

    Double Major: Psychology & Philosophy

    Swarthmore College

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2013-2014
    James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award
    For over half a century, the James McKeen Cattell Fund has provided support for the science and the application of psychology. The Fund offers a program of supplementary sabbatical awards (“James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships”). These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients’ home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.

    APS Observer Award Announcement

  • 2007
    Support for Mentors and their Students in the Neurosciences Award (SOMAS Award)

    The SOMAS program provides junior faculty with mentoring and instruction in launching research programs that engage student collaborators and introduces college students to discovery in the neurosciences by conducting original research with their professors.

    Junior faculty from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) are provided with summer research support for undergraduate students who will spend 10 weeks collaborating with the faculty member on projects of common interest.

    Award Announcement

  • 2000
    McDonnell-Pew Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

    The James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts provided funding for cognitive neuroscience research.  A primary goal was to support exceptional postdoctoral work with nonrenewable, two-year research grants.

    Award Announcement