I'm currently a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology at Salem State University. I teach, advise, and do research in the Master of Science in Behavior Analysis Program

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My interests are in the theory, philosophy, and experimental analysis of human behavior. 

I use PsychoPy to build my experiments and randomization tests to make causal inferences about their results.  


My current research is on Response Disequilibrium Theory. 

Timberlake (1980) equilibrium theory.pdf


Jacobs et al. (2019) predictions.pdf


Jacobs et al. (2017) practice.pdf


Dowdy & Jacobs (2019) empirical evaluation.pdf

An Empirical Evaluation

McFall et al. (2019) clinical cases.pdf

Clinical Case Studies

Falligant & Rooker (2020) further analysis.pdf

Further Analysis & Application


I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology: General Psychology, Research Methods, Learning & Behavior, and Special Topics. I use active learning methods such as interteaching. Please find my recent and upcoming courses here


University of Nevada, Reno 

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology May 2018

Temple University 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology May 2012