Previous Graduate Lab Members

Erin E. Harrington, Ph.D.

Erin earned her doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2021 with concentrations in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology as well as a Quantitative emphasis. Erin is broadly interested in memory and cognitive aging, particularly factors that relate to prospective memory, memory strategies, and how cognitive changes and demands impact well-being. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University. 

Keri L. Kytola, Ph.D.


Keri earned her doctorate degree in Experimental Psychology with emphases in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2018. Her research primarily focuses on memory and successful aging with the aim of understanding how metacognitive factors influence prospective memory across the lifespan. Her teaching interests include: Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Aging, and Research Methods. Keri won a number of research presentation awards during her time at OSU, and she also won the Vickie M. Little Teaching Award in 2017 for being the outstanding teaching assistant in the Experimental program. Keri is now in a  tenure-track faculty position in Psychology at University of Nebraska in Kearney.

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Previous Undergraduate Lab Members

Anahi Montes

Anahi is a junior at Oklahoma State University. She is studying psychology to earn her Ph.D. and further expand research in the sleep field and to study dreaming from a cognitive or a neuroscience perspective.


A fun fact about Anahi is that she enjoys drawing, animating, playing the cello, and playing games in her free time. She alternates through these hobbies to keep herself stimulated and to avoid burnout.

Emery Thackerson, B.S.

Emery graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2020 with a major in Psychology and minor in Human Resource Management. Emery was a member of the laboratory for 2 years and assisted with data collection, management, and dissemination of findings for multiple studies. Additionally, Emery worked in a research laboratory in OSU’s Spears Business School focusing on the behavioral environment in the workforce. Emery is pursuing a doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University under the supervision of Dr. James Grice. 

Emily Carrol, B.S.

Emily graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Gerontology. For two years, she served as a 4990 research assistant and then a volunteer research assistant in the Memory and Cognitive Aging lab. She is currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas working on her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her future goal is to become a licensed professional counselor and improve the mental health and quality of life of adults, including older adults. She intends to work with all adult populations to broaden her perspective on the challenges that adults in a culturally diverse population face and how those challenges evolve as adults age.

Reide Herndon, B.S.

Reide graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in May 2017. She served as a 4990 research assistant in the Memory and Cognitive Aging lab. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology at Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reide is currently interning with a  crime analyst at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in their Criminal Investigations Unit and is scheduled to graduate in May 2019. As for the future, Reide hopes to work for a larger law enforcement agency as a crime analyst. Her dream job would be to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigations and ultimately work in their Behavioral Analysis Unit.

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