Curriculum Vitae

Eric James Landon Egan, Ph.D.

Skidmore College

Neuroscience Program

815 N Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

eegan@skidmore.edu

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College September 2015 – Present

Post Doctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University August 2014 – August 2015

Lecturer, The Ohio State University August 2014 – August 2015

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Psychology August 2014

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

M.A., Psychology December 2011

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

B.A., Neuroscience June 2008

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

TEACHING

Teaching Experience

  • Introduction to Neuroscience with Lab, two sections Spring 2016
  • Human Functional Neuroimaging Seminar Spring 2016
  • Integrative Seminar in Neuroscience Research Spring 2016
  • Neuroscience and Perception Fall 2015
  • Vision Seminar Fall 2015
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Fall 2015
  • Sensation and Perception, six sections 2012-2015
  • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, two sections Fall 2014
  • Research Methods in Psychology, three sections 2011-2012

Guest Lectures

  • Intercultural Communication, World Languages and Literatures Department Fall 2015
  • Ways of Seeing, Art History Department Fall 2015

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Recipient, The Ohio State University 2014

  • Single recipient among 100+ nominations from 1,000+ GTAs across 18 departments
  • Nominated by an undergraduate student for excellence in teaching
  • Award administered by the Undergraduate Student Council

PUBLICATIONS

Egan, E. J. L., & Todd, J. T. (2015). The effects of smooth occlusions and directions of illumination on the visual perception of 3-D shape from shading. Journal of Vision, 15, 1–11.

Todd, J. T., Egan, E. J. L. & Kallie, S. C. (2015). The darker-is-deeper heuristic for the perception of 3D shape from shading: A myth that should be laid to rest. Journal of Vision.

Phillips F., Natter, M. B. & Egan E. J. L. (2015) Magically deceptive biological motion—the French Drop Sleight. Front. Psychol. 6(371).

Todd, J. T., Egan, E. J. L. & Phillips, F. (2014). Is the perception of 3D shape from shading based on an assumed reflectance function and an assumed homogeneous illumination? I-Perception, 5(6), 497–514.

Park, G., Van Bavel, J. J., Vasey, M. W., Egan, E. J. L., & Thayer, J. F. (2012). From the heart to the mind’s eye: Cardiac vagal tone is related to visual perception of fearful faces at high spatial frequency. Biological Psychology, 90(2): 171-178.

Egan, E. J. L., Todd, J. T., & Phillips, F. (2011). The perception of 3D shape from planar cut contours. Journal of Vision, 11(12):15, 1-13.

Phillips, F., & Egan, E. J. L. (2009). Crossmodal information for visual and haptic discrimination. Proc. SPIE 7240, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIV, 72400H.

Phillips, F., Egan, E. J. L., & Perry, B. N. (2009). Perceptual equivalence between vision and touch is complexity dependent. Acta Psychologica, 132, 259-266.

IN PROGRESS

Egan, E. J. L., Kallie, S. C., & Todd, J. T. (In Progress). The relationship between luminance extrema and depth extrema concerning the perception of 3-D shape from shading.

Egan, E. J. L. & Phillips, F. (In Progress). The haptic perception of 3D shape is facilitated by asymmetry.

Kallie, S. C., Egan, E. J. L., & Todd, J. T. (In Progress). Perception of Local Surface Patches Using Shape From Shading.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Egan, E. J. L., Todd, J. T. & Kallie, S. C. (2015). The Effects of Smooth Occlusions and Directions of illumination on the Visual Perception of 3D Shape from Shading. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Kallie, S. C., Egan, E. J. L., & Todd, J. T. (2015). Local Surface Patch Classification Using Multilinear PCA+LDA on High-Order Image Structures Compared to Human Observers. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Egan, E. J. L., Kallie, S. C., & Todd, J. T. (2014). The perceptual matching of local surface orientation based on shape from shading. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Kallie, S. C., Egan, E. J. L., & Todd, J. T. (2014). Perception of Local Surface Patches Using Shape From Shading. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Todd, J. T.  & Egan, E. J. L. (2014). Is the Perception of 3D Shape from Shading Based on Assumed Reflectance and Illumination? Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Egan, E. J. L. & Todd, J. T. (2013). The role of smooth occlusions in the perception of 3D shape from shading. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Egan, E. J. L., Todd, J. T., & Phillips, F. (2012). The role of symmetry in 3D shape discrimination across changes in viewpoint. [Abstract]. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Todd, J. T. & Egan, E. J. L. (2012). The Perception of shape from shading for Lambertian surfaces and range images. [Abstract]. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Phillips, F., Todd, J. T., & Egan, E. J. L. (2011). 3D Shape perception does not depend on symmetry. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Egan, E. J. L., Todd, J. T., & Phillips, F. (2011). The perception of 3D shape from planar cut contours. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Phillips, F., Egan, E. J. L., Lesperance, J., & Komek, K. (2010). A spherical harmonic model for 3D shape discrimination. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Egan, E. J. L. & Todd, J. T. (2010). The perception of 3D shape from planar cut contours. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Todd, J. T., Guckes, K. & Egan, E. J. L. (2009). The perception of surface slant from monocular texture gradients and binocular disparity. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Phillips, F., Egan, E. J. L., & Perry, B. (2008). Gawking and fondling: Multimodal perception of 3D shape. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL.

Egan, E. J. L., Phillips, F., & Norman, J. (2008). What sculpted depictions of 3-D objects reveal about visual and haptic mental representations. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL.

GRANTS & AWARDS

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Recipient, The Ohio State University 2014

  • Single recipient among 100+ nominations from 1,000+ GTAs across 18 departments
  • Nominated by an undergraduate student for excellence in teaching
  • Award administered by the Undergraduate Student Council

GTA Research Excellence Award Recipient, OSU Department of Psychology 2011 – 2014

  • Received $6,000 in summer funding annually for exceptional research
  • Awarded to top 5 Graduate students in Psychology Department

Graduate Student Research Forum Finalist, OSU Department of Psychology 2012

  • Runner up for best presentation award as voted by faculty

Travel Grant Recipient, OSU Department of Psychology 2008 – 2014

  • Received $500 annually to present research at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting

SERVICE

Neuroscience Steering Committee, Skidmore College 2015 – Present

    • Assist in making strategic future plans for the program

Science & Math Open House Alumni Panel, Skidmore College 2009, 2015

    • Discussed the Skidmore College undergraduate experience with prospective students

IT Staff Assistant, OSU Department of Psychology 2008 – 2011

  • Managed two computer labs including the scheduling and supervision of four undergraduate student employees
  • Installed, maintained, troubleshot, and repaired various departmental equipment including both hardware and software for faculty and staff

Photographer, OSU Department of Psychology 2008 – 2015

  • Capture and edit various images for departmental website and promotional material
  • Documented the delivery and installation of a Siemens 3-Tesla Magnet

Graduate Student Recruitment Committee, The Ohio State University 2012 – 2014

  • Coordinated events and arrangements for prospective graduate students

Grad School Experience Panel, The Ohio State University 2009 – 2011

  • Discussed the graduate student experience in front of undergraduate psychology majors

SKILLS

Proficient in Mathematica, Matlab, Autodesk 3ds Max, Maxwell Renderer, Adobe Products

Experience with Python, SPSS, R Statistical Software

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Vice President, Secret Passage Press 2010 – Present

  • Help design, edit and format an established series of mystery books for children
  • Create digital eBooks of previously published printed editions

Updated 9/28/2015

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