Education


PhD Student (2014 - present)
Cognition and Neuroscience
School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas


B.S. Psychology: Nautral Science (2009 - 2013)
Degree Honors: Cum Laude
Minors: Biology & Neuroscience
Loyola University Chicago


Publications



Conference Participation



Talks


Workshops

  • Dutcher, A., Kmiecik, M.J., & Beaton, D. (2016, April). Analyzing multi-block data: A tutorial of Multiple Factor Analysis in R. Workshop presented at the Society for Applied Multivariate Research, Dallas, Texas. (MFA Workshop Slides / MFA Workshop R Code )


Poster Presentations

  • Kmiecik, M. J., Perez, R., Dandu, H., Krawczyk, D. C. (2017, August). Reasoning with Complex Relational Structures. Poster presented at the Fourth International Conference on Analogical Reasoning, Paris, France.

  • Martinez, D. M., Kmiecik, M. J., Kamat, P. S., Schauer, G. F., Krawczyk, D. C. (2017, August). Aspects of Cognition and Clinical Symptomology in Analogical Reasoning. Poster presented at the Fourth International Conference on Analogical Reasoning, Paris, France.

  • Kmiecik, M.J., Martinez, D., Young, L.R., Krawczyk, D.C. (2016, November). Functional and Structural Neural Patterns in Mild-Moderate Chronic-Phase Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e55. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.08.167

  • Martinez, D., Kmiecik, M.J., Chapman, S., Krawczyk, D.C. (2016, November). Observing Changes in Cognition, Mood, and White Matter in Chronic TBI Using Multiple Factor Analysis After Cognitive Intervention. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e75. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.08.229

  • Kmiecik, M.J., Schauer, G.F., Martinez, D., & Krawczyk, D.C. (2016, April). The Similar Situations Task: An Assessment of Analogical Reasoning in Healthy and Clinical Populations. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

  • Kmiecik, M. J., Chapman, S., & Krawczyk, D., (2015). Executive Functioning in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Detailed Investigation of the Hayling Test. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(10), e97-e98. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.326

  • Stockdale, L., Morrison, R. G., Kmiecik, M., Palumbo, R., Garbarino, J., & Silton, R. L. (September, 2014). Negative valence systems distinctly influence bottom-up and top-down attentional processes. Paper presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

  • Palumbo, R. T., Stockdale, L., Kmiecik, M. J., Silton, R. L., Morrison, R. G. (2014, July). The effect of short-term exposure to film violence on emotional facial processing. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

  • Brisson, R., Kmiecik, M.J., & Morrison, R. G. (2014, July). The effect of semantic and relational similarity on the N400 event-related potential in verbal analogical reasoning. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

  • Irwin, J.L., Jones, L.L., Kmiecik, M.J., Unsworth, N., & Morrison, R. G. (2014, July). Attention to detail predicts better verbal analogy performance. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

  • Jones, L.L., Irwin, J.L., Kmiecik, M.J., Unsworth, N., & Morrison, R. G. (2014, July). Working memory and interference control in verbal analogy. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

  • Morrison, R. G., Kmiecik, M.J., Irwin, J.L., Unsworth, N., Jones, L.L. (2014, July). Working memory and crystallized knowledge in visual analogy. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

  • Brisson, R.J., Kmiecik, M.J., Sweis, A.S. & Morrison, R.G. (2014, April). The Effect of Semantic and Relational Similarity on the N400 in Verbal Analogical Reasoning. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

  • Stockdale, L., Palumbo, R., Kmiecik, M., Silton, R.L. & Morrison, R.G. (2014, April). The Effects of Media Violence on the Neural Correlates of Emotional Facial Processing: An ERP Investigation. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

  • Kmiecik, M.J., Brisson, R.J., & Morrison, R.G. (2013, April). Semantic distance in verbal analogical reasoning modulates the N400 event-related potential. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

  • Morrison, R.G., Kmiecik, M. & Bharani, K.L. (2012, April). When analogy is like priming: The N400 in verbal analogical reasoning. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Morrison, R.G., Kmiecik, M. & Bharani, K.L. (2012, March). When analogy is like priming: The N400 in verbal analogical reasoning. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Chicago Chapter 2012 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.


Grants & Fellowships


Year Award Amount
2017 Dianne Cash Pre-Doctoral Fellowship $2,500
2015 Friends of BrainHealth Distinguished New Scientist Award $20,000
2013 European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems Interaction and Robotics Travel Award €500
2013 Loyola University Chicago Mulcahy Research Scholarship $1,000
2012 Loyola University Chicago Provost Research Fellowship $1,000
2011 Loyola University Chicago Provost Research Fellowship $1,000


Academic Awards & Honors


Year Award Institution
2014 People’s Choice Poster Award Cognitive Neuroscience Society
2013 First Place Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Award Loyola University Chicago
2013 Department of Psychology Research Award Loyola University Chicago
2013 Department of Psychology Honors Award Loyola University Chicago
2010-2013 Dean’s List Loyola University Chicago


Teaching Experience


Teaching Assistant

Year Semester Class Professor Institution
2017 Fall Experimental Projects Dr. Linda Drew The University of Texas at Dallas
2017 Spring Experimental Projects Dr. Jessica Lockhart The University of Texas at Dallas
2016 Summer Cognitive Psychology Dr. Vanessa Miller The University of Texas at Dallas
2016 Spring Experimental Projects Dr. Gail Tillman The University of Texas at Dallas
2015 Fall Research & Evaluation Methods Dr. Gail Tillman The University of Texas at Dallas


Internships


Year Month Internship Department Institution
2016 Summer Neuroscience: Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies Venture Development Center The University of Texas at Dallas


Training and Certifications


Year Month Training/Certifications Institution
2016 May The 22nd EEGLAB Workshop University of California San Diego
2016 November Graduate Teaching Certificate The University of Texas at Dallas

Skills


Microsoft Suite

E-Prime 2.0

R/RStudio

MATLAB

AFNI

HTML/CSS