The CRADL Group: Members and Faculty




Jeffrey Gilger

Lab Director | Professor and Chair of Developmental Psychology



  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987, Developmental Psychology/Behavioral Genetics
  • M.A. Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara, 1984, Experimental Psychology/Personality
  • M.S. California State University, Hayward, 1982, Clinical Child/School Psychology, Pupil Personnel and California School Psychologist Credentials
  • B.A. California State University, Hayward, 1980, Psychology/Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty and/or Interest:

  • Spatial Cognition, Giftedness, Reading, Learning/Language Disabilities
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Special Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Genetics


Meaghan N. Altman

Lab Manager


  • Ph.D./M.S. Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN

Area of Specialty and/or Interest:

  • Evolutionary influence on the development and expression of social-cognitive processes. 
  • More specifically, how are variables such as interpersonal relationships, empathetic arousal, and perceived similarity mediate cognitive mechanisms related to perception, moral decision making, and attention.


Alexander L. Khislavsky

Lecturer, Affiliated CRADL Faculty

  • Ph.D.

Area of Specialty and/or Interest:

  • ADHD & pediatric neuropsychology
  • Long-term outcomes in very young childhood survivors of Bone Marrow Transplant
  • A functional examination of ADHD: Disorder or variant?


Vona Fe Ofamen
  • Major: Developemental Psychology
  • Year/Grade Level: 1st Year Graduate student
Kristina Allen
  • Major: Developemental Psychology
  • Year/Grade Level: 1st Year Graduate student
Anna Gonzalez


Joanna Jay
  • Major: Psychology
  • Year/Grade Level: Third Year Undergraduate


Rebecca Ruvalcaba
  • Major: Human Biology
  • Year/Grade Level: Junior Undergraduate


Ashley Metzler


Michelle Cloverdale


Myla Bastian


Amanda Pinneiro
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Writing
  • Year/Grade Level: Senior Undergraduate


Nereyda Martinez
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Year/Grade Level: 3rd Year Undergraduate


Megan McGee