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Melissa RogersMelissa Rogers

Associate Professor
Department Chair

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3474
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Dixon Hall 209C


Ph.D., MA. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma City

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

The intersection between cognitive psychology and education; benefits of testing on memory performance; benefits of receiving feedback on answers on academic tests

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Co-wrote an article, "Can false memories, once expressed, be corrected by feedback in the DRM paradigm? The effect of receiving feedback on critical errors in the DRM paradigm," in Memory & Cognition (2007); co-wrote, "The cost of event-based prospective memory: Salient target events," in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition (2007); co-presented a paper, "A couple of weird things about feedback effects in paired-associate learning," at the annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Long Beach, Calif. (2007); co-presented a paper, "The isolation effect in children: A conceptual and perceptual isolate," at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago (2006).

Presentations include: a poster presentation, "Examining the Need for Teaching Effective Study Strategies in College," at the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles (2011); a poster presentation, "Preschoolers' Memory for Distinctive Information," at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada (2011); "Feedback: Are Monitoring Skills Implicated in Successful Performance?" at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention, Cancun, Mexico (2010).

McConnell Rogers, M.D., Goldman, J., Jordan, J., Bond, E. Examining the Need for Teaching Effective Study Strategies in College. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 28 - May 1. Miller, S.E., Marcovitch, S., & McConnell Rogers, M.D. Preschoolers Memory for Distinctive Information. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, March 31 - April 2, 2011 .

Was a Greensboro Graduate Scholar, and is a member of the Midwestern Psychological Association.