Social Sciences dean elected to Vision Sciences Society Board of Directors
- May 21, 2009
- Four-year term begins in June
Barbara Dosher, School of Social Sciences dean and cognitive sciences professor, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Vision Sciences Society. Her four-year term will begin in June.
Dosher is known widely for her research on attention, perceptual learning, and memory.
Her current work, funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Eye Institute,
focuses on attention and visual processes and how training may improve performance.
"The Vision Sciences Society is the premier professional organization for vision research and is devoted to the scientific understanding of how we see," says Michael D'Zmura, cognitive sciences department chair. "Dean Dosher's election confirms her high impact on research in this area and her strong record of professional service. Her influential studies of visual perception and learning continue to guide current research efforts, not only here at UC Irvine but around the world. Her election to the VSS Board of Directors is further fine feather in her cap."
Dosher received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and her master's and doctorate degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Oregon. She was a professor of psychology at Columbia University for 15 years before she joined the faculty of UC Irvine in 1992. She is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Psychologists and the American Psychological Society.