People

Busra Bahar Balci, CREP Assistant

  • Email: baharbalci2@gmail.com
  • Twitter: @bbaharbalci
  • Joined CREP in 2019

Bahar is a Social Psychology Ph.D. student at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and working as a research assistant at Samsun University Department of Psychology, Samsun, Turkey. Her research areas are close relationships, romantic relationships, and research methods. She is a member of Psychological Science Accelerator and tries to learn open-science practices. She enjoys singing, listening to music, and going for a walk.

Dr. Kiersten Baughman, CREP Executive Reviewer

  • Email: kierstenbaughman7@gmail.com
  • Joined CREP in 2017

Dr. Kiersten Baughman is Associate Professor of Psychology at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota. She received her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2016, where she explored cultural influences on relationship violence. She continues her work identifying the various stages within romantic relationships where culture of honor affects violent behaviors and attitudes. She and her spouse love their three dogs, and you can find her immersed in a good book while on the treadmill or exercise bike when she’s not teaching.

Dr. Jared Branch, CREP Executive Reviewer

  • Email: jared.branch@avila.edu
  • Started with CREP in 2021

Dr. Jared Branch is a visiting assistant professor of cognitive science at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Bowling Green State University (of Ohio) in 2020. His research interests include memory, mental time travel, counterfactual thinking, and pedagogy. His personal interests include bird watching and bread making.

Dr. Mark Brandt, CREP Founder and CORE Team member, Executive Reviewer

  • Email: brandt15@msu.edu
  • Twitter: @mjbsp
  • Has been with CREP since “The Dawn of Time”

Mark Brandt is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. His research goal is to understand ideological and moral beliefs – such as political ideology, racism, religious fundamentalism, and moral conviction – and how they structure attitudes and behaviors, how they provide people with meaning, and why people adopt them in the first place. He also thinks it’s nice to know when things replicate.

Mary Cassidy, CREP Assistant

  • Email: mary.cassidy@student.fairfield.edu
  • Joined CREP in 2019

I am a rising senior Psychology student at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Connecticut. I have been involved in the research labs since my sophomore year of college, in which I volunteered in the labs with Dr. Andreychik. Some of my research interests are related to social psychology and behavioral neuroscience. I am originally from Maryland and I love hanging out with my roommates from school for fun!

Dr. Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, CREP Executive Reviewer

  • Email: amelie.gourdon@gmail.com
  • Twitter: @aFrenchparadox
  • Started with CREP in 2020

Dr Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe (she/they) is a Teaching Fellow in Psychology at King’s College London (UK). She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology in 2013 at University of Birmingham (UK), investigating judgement and decision making in children and adults. Her current interests include replications, contributing to large-scale collaborations, behaviour change techniques and their perception. She also loves teaching students about reproducible research methods. She spends an unreasonable amount of her free time on the River Thames, training for amateur rowing competitions, and loves roaming London streets on her bike.

Dr. Michelle Hurst, CREP Executive Reviewer

  • Email: hurst.mich@gmail.com
  • Twitter: @michelleahurst1
  • Started with CREP in 2016

Dr. Michelle Hurst is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychology. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Boston College in 2017. Her research focuses on Human Cognitive Development, with a particular interest in young children’s ability to engage in proportional reasoning in a range of contexts, such as sharing and probability. She also enjoys painting and baking.

Dr. Ljiljana Lazarevic, CREP Associate Director

  • Email: ljiljana.lazarevic@f.bg.ac.rs
  • Twitter: @Lili_Lazarevic
  • Started with CREP in 2016

Dr Lili Lazarevic is a senior research associate at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She received her PhD in Psychology of Individual Differences from Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She is primarily interested in basic personality traits, their measurement. She is also interested in everyday psychotic-like experiences in general population. She is a fan of (winter) mountaineering, via-ferrata climbing, skiing and speleology.

Aleksandra Lazic, CREP Assistant

  • Email: aleksandra.lazic@f.bg.ac.rs
  • Twitter: @AleLazic

Aleksandra Lazić is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. She earned her B.A. (2015) and M.A. (2016) in Psychology from the same university. Her PhD project explores how people make vaccination decisions in social interactions with others and its implications for public health communication. Her other research interests involve social norms, behavioral economics, and open science. She is an alumna of the Junior Researcher Programme, where she served as a Research Supervisor, and a member of the Laboratory for Research of Individual Differences at the University of Belgrade.

Becka O’Neil, CREP Assistant

  • Email: becka.plitt@gmail.com
  • Started with CREP in 2020

Becka O’Neil is currently a student at Adler University, studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of the Cumberlands, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2019. She also completed independent research in undergrad, and focused on the effects of social media on anxiety levels. Becka is now focusing on earning her M.A. in Counseling and works for a refugee resettlement program in Southwest Michigan. She has two cats (Nutmeg and Rosemary) and enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, watching Netflix, and playing video games.

Jason Phelps, CREP Assistant

  • Email: phelps489327@gmail.com
  • Started with CREP in 2021

Jason Phelps is a graduate student in Counseling Psychology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies from Tabor University. His current research interests are with mental mind travel, pedagogy, and transformational learning. He has a wife, two daughters, and a couple of cats.

Dante Morello, CREP Assistant

  • Email: DanteMorello8@gmail.com
  • Started with CREP in 2021

Dante Morello is a student of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Avila University in Kansas City Missouri. His research interests relate to group dynamics and cyberpsychology, with an emphasis on online communication. He hopes to get his PhD and eventually become a university professor. He also loves tabletop games, board games, and video games as a close third.

Dr. Danka Purić, Executive Reviewer

  • Email: dpuric@f.bg.ac.rs
  • Started with CREP in 2017

Dr. Danka Purić is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade. She received her PhD in individual differences in 2014 at the same institution. The main fields of her interests are personality traits and cognitive functions, with emphasis on individual differences. She is also focused on different ways of measuring and assessing human abilities and traits, on both a theoretical, and a methodological / practical plain. Her hobby is contemporary and classical ballet.

Dr. Jordan R. Wagge, CREP Executive Director

  • Email: jordan.wagge@avila.edu
  • Twitter: @jorowags
  • Has been with CREP since 2014

Dr. Jordan Wagge is a Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Avila University in Kansas City, MISSOURI. She received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from Miami University (of OHIO) in 2009, where she did work primarily in visual perception. Her research currently involves replication, research methods pedagogy, and challenging weight-centered health perspectives from a cognitive perspective. She has two dogs, two cats, two children, one spouse, and loves reading and playing Beat Saber for fun.