Althea Need Kaminske Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Althea Need Kaminske

Assistant Professor
St. Bonaventure University

Althea received her Ph.D. from Purdue University and her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University. A common theme throughout her research is the application of cognitive psychology to education. Althea is the co-director of the Center for Attention, Learning, and Memory at St. Bonaventure University. When she is not teaching, Althea enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.


I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended college and graduate school in Indiana. I was always fascinated by human learning and behavior which resulted in two degrees from Indiana University, a B.S. in Psychology with honors and a minor in Anthropology as well as a B.A. in Linguistics. I continued my tour of Indiana higher education and received my M.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University. I finally moved out of Indiana when I got my job at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Department.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research focuses on student learning and cognition. I teach courses on Human Memory, Cognition, Sensation & Perception, Statistics and Research Methods, and Introductory Psychology. I am the co-director of the Center for Attention, Learning, and Memory (CALM) at St. Bonaventure University. At CALM we conduct research on effective instructional practices, student attention, and memory as well as offer workshops and training resources for teachers and professors.

Personal Interests

    When I'm not teaching or doing research I enjoy cooking, hiking, and games of all sorts - including board games, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons. I have two dogs who like the scraps from the cooking and the walks from the hiking, but aren't as interested in the games.


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