Philip Dunwoody joins the Juniata College faculty as assistant professor of psychology in 2004 directly from the faculty of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he worked as a visiting assistant professor from 2003 to 2004.
Dunwoody earned bachelor's degree in psychology in 1994 from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, in Pomona, N.J. He went on to earn a master's degree in 1998 and a doctoral degree in 2000, both in cognitive and experimental psychology, and both from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
Dunwoody has taught courses in scientific inquiry, introductory psychology, cognition, judgment and decision making, political psychology, statistics and research methods. He was a member of the Graduate Psi Chi honor society at the University of Georgia from 1996 to 2000 and served as vice president from 1997 to 1999. He received the Best Paper Presentation Award at the 1999 Convention for Behavioral Sciences, and received the Best Investigator Award from the Brunswick Society in 1999. He also received the Herbert Zimmer Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Georgia in 2000. In 1997, he served a graduate summer fellowship at the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Resources at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. The project centered on decision making during airplane threat-identification tasks.
His research focuses on applying principles from the field of Judgment and Decision Making to political psychology. He has published articles in several professional journals, including a piece on the effects of the foreign policy of preemption in Peace and Conflict (available at http://faculty.juniata.edu/dunwoody/DunwoodyHammond2006.pdf). He has also published in Psychological Reports, SMU Law Review, Human Factors, The Journal of Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Theory and Decision.