Dr. Talgar earned her Ph.D. from New York University in Experimental Psychology. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms mediating attention. This research has included understanding the spread of attention towards different stimuli, the role of perceptual factors on the recognition of faces of different races, and, more recently, understanding the role of attention in student engagement. She has published in the Journal of Vision, Spatial Vision, Vision Research, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education and Current Biology.
As Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern, Dr. Talgar oversees the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), in addition to leading special projects out of the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief of Staff for Experiential Learning and Undergraduate Education. Her work is focused on integrating and evolving the teaching and learning landscape at Northeastern.
Dr. Talgar joined Northeastern University in 2013 to establish CATLR. As its Founding Director, she successfully created a Center that offered numerous faculty development programs. Today, the Center is recognized as a leader in evidence-based applied experiential learning science and works closely with the Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science.
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