Dr. Talia Robbins has an PhD from Rutgers University in Cognitive Psychology, with a focus on judgments and decision making in the domain of health. Her research utilizes mathematical models to understand how people mentally represent illness statistics, and how those representations change based on new information. Talia has received the Rutgers University Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology, and awards from Rutgers, the NIH, and the Society for Mathematical Psychology to present her research at conferences. In addition, Talia has taught and facilitated courses in Cognition and Matlab Programming for Undergraduates.
Talia has been teaching the Honors College Forum since Fall of 2018, an experience which has further reinforced her commitment to using project-based learning as a vehicle for student learning and engagement. Talia regularly evaluates and works to improve her teaching, with the goal of meeting the diverse needs of every student in the classroom. She is specifically committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education. To this end, Talia has spent extensive time mentoring undergraduates via the Aresty, Ronald E. McNair, and Honors programs, among others. Talia is always looking for new ways to engage with her students and her local community, don’t hesitate to reach out with suggestions!