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Chris Wahlheim

Dr. Wahlheim is a first generation college graduate who earned an A. A. degree at Black Hawk College, and B.S. and M.S. degrees at Illinois State University. He completed his Ph.D. training and two Postdoctoral Fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis.

He is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the director of the Memory and Cognition Lab at UNC Greensboro. His primary research interests are in memory,
misinformation, beliefs, cognitive aging, and metacognition. He is pursuing projects in all of these areas and would be delighted to talk with bright motivated students about research opportunities in his lab.

His email address is: cnwahlhe@

Graduate Students

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Paige Kemp

Paige is a fifth-year graduate student in the Memory and Cognition Lab. She completed her B.S. in psychology at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Paige is deeply interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying memory and forgetting processes and how these affect well-being. Outside of her studies, she enjoys playing competitive golf and going on adventurous hikes.


Megan Wetterau

Megan is a second-year Master's student working in the Memory and Cognition Lab. She has received a B.S. in psychology from the Ohio State University with a minor in history and is thrilled to join UNCG. Megan is excited to explore attention and mind-wandering in regards to forming memories. Out of the lab she enjoys trying out local hiking trails and exploring Greensboro.


Samantha DuBois

Sam is a fourth-year PhD student in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She received a B.A. in Neuroscience and History from Swarthmore College and completed her M.S. in Kinesiology here at UNCG. Sam is interested in examining how physical activity impacts cognitive functioning and brain health in individuals at risk for or currently experiencing cognitive declines. When not doing research or schoolwork, Sam can usually be found playing volleyball or exploring new hiking trails with her dog.

Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant


Rawan Mohamed

Rawan is a UNCG graduate with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Biology and Chemistry. She is interested in learning about cognitive and clinical psychology and hopes to one day become a therapist. After graduating she plans to pursue her master's in clinical psychology. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, and playing video games. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants


Aaron Goldman

Aaron is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology. His current interests are in clinical and cognitive psychology, and he hopes to one day work as a therapist or counselor. In his free time, Aaron likes to read, play ukulele, and re-watch old shows and movies.


Omar Gonzalez

Omar is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Women's Gender and Sexual Studies. They hope to get a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to pursue both research and patient care. They hope to provide therapy and present research that brings to light issues that are often overlooked in the realm of psychology. They like playing video games and spending time with friends.

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Melissa Hooper

Melissa is a junior premed student pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. Biology. She is interested in cognitive and clinical psychology and is working toward a career in psychiatry. Outside of school, her interests are snowboarding, back packing, drawing and fencing.

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Jacquelyn Layton - Brown

Jacquelyn is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a minor in Chinese. She is interested in psycholinguistic and cognitive memory research and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology after she completes undergrad. In her free time, she loves to study new languages and binge-watch new shows.

Graduate Student Alumni

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Sydney Garlitch

Sydney earned her PhD in 2022. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Millikin University in Decatur, IL.


Jong Won Lee

Jong Won earned his Master's degree in 2021. He is currently a PhD student in the Biostatistics department at Medical College of Wisconsin.


Sydney Smith

Sydney earned her Master's degree in 2021. She is currently a brand strategist and social listening expert at CR legal team.


Tim Alexander

Tim earned his Master's degree in 2019. He is currently a freelance data analyst and voiceover talent in Los Angeles, CA.

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