Robert J. Hines, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Robert Hines
A Cognitive Experimental Psychologist, Dr. Hines’ interests are primarily concentrated in the area of human learning and memory.

Dr. Hines is currently serving as the graduate coordinator of the Master of Applied Psychology program. His current work supports the General/Experimental track of the graduate program. Although happy to serve as a reader on any thesis project, he will serve as mentor only on projects directly related to experimental research in cognitive psychology and human memory.

Courses Instructed

  • Cognitive Psychology (traditional and WebCT course)
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Graduate Research Methods and Design


Exploring the differences between good and poor readers. The research focuses on looking at the quality of the mental representations individuals construct from the material that is read and how those constructs affect what is remembered.