Michael P. Toglia
Title: Chair & Professor
Phone: (904) 620-1624
Office Hours: M-F, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On the basis of my training and background in experimental psychology, I have taught a wide range of courses. These offerings include: Cognitive Psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; Learning & Memory; Statistics at both levels; Experimental Psychology, a design and methodology course with a lab; Psycholinguistics and Introductory Psychology. I am also prepared to teach a course on Psychology and the Law at either the undergraduate or graduate levels.
I am primarily interested in a variety of issues in human cognition. Some of these are approached from a developmental perspective. Many of my current research projects deal with false memories, eyewitness identification, and eyewitness testimony/memory, and include children, young adults and older adults.
Dr. Michael Toglia holds the rank of Professor in the Department Psychology at the University of North Florida (UNF), where he recently joined the staff to serve as the chair of the department. He came to UNF from the State University of New York College at Cortland after a long career there that also included a stint as department chair. Since 2003 he has served as the Executive Director of the international organization the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC). He has some 60 scientific publications which in addition to Volume 1 and Volume 2 of The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology include 7 other books, most of which are edited volumes devoted to issues on eyewitness memory and testimony. Other editorial experience includes: editor service for 15 journals, a term as Action Editor for the journal Memory, a current appointment on the editorial board for SARMAC's official journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, and reviewer of NSF grant proposals. Similarly, he recently completed a two-year position as a consultant on a NIH grant concerning false memory in special populations. He has testified and/or consulted in numerous cases involving eyewitness lineup identification and the suggestibility of memory, been interviewed by several national newspapers, and appeared on Public Television in the documentary What Jennifer Knew narrated by Susan Saint-James. He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist as well as a Fellow in Association for Psychological Science, as well as holding Fellow status in Division 3 (Experimental), and Division 41 (Psychology and the Law) of the American Psychological Association