Dr. Adrienne Williamson earned her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology, with a focus in Neuropsychology, from the University of Memphis. She also earned two master’s degrees: one in Experimental Psychology from Augusta University and one in Applied Statistics from Kennesaw State University. Dr Williamson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Carolina – Aiken.
Dr. Williamson joined the faculty at KSU in 2006. She most often teaches Physiological Psychology and Advanced Laboratory in Psychological Science.
Dr. Williamson has two broad areas of research interests in psychology: stress and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Within the area of stress, she is interested in examining how perceived and physiological indicators of stress relate to cognitive function (e.g., decision making, problem solving, and prospective memory) and what factors may mediate this relationship. Related to SoTL, she is interested in determining factors that influence student learning and metacognition. She has published in several journals, including Psychology of Learning and Teaching and Child Neuropsychology, and she regularly presents her research at scientific conferences.