Andrea Kayl graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is interested in developmental design and analysis and exploring the dynamic patterns of change that occur across development. She is also interested in how real-world experiences and individual differences impact behavior. She has worked on projects that examine these factors as they relate to infants’ preferences for faces and their ability to recognize and categorize people in their social worlds.
Andrea is currently teaching undergraduate courses in the Psychology department, including courses related to perception and development. Her teaching objectives include using psychological concepts to help students develop critical analysis, integrate ideas, and incorporate a broader perspective. She strives to create a welcoming, flexible, and diverse classroom environment that promotes student learning.