Eric Hiris

Associate Professor
Office hours (available)
341H Graff Main Hall

Specialty area(s)

Cognition and Perception

Current courses at UWL

PSY 100 General Psychology, PSY 321 Methods for Psychology Minors, PSY 432 Learning & Memory.

Teaching history

I have taught courses on Cognition, Learning and Memory, Sensation & Perception, Research Methods, Research Methods for Minors, Statistics, Pseudoscience, General Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Advanced Statistics & Research Design.

Professional history

2015+: Associate Professor, University of Wisconson - La Crosse

2013-2015: Department Head/Full Professor; University of Northern Iowa.

2000-2013: Assistant/Associate Professor and sometimes Department Chair; St. Mary's College of Maryland.

1999-2000: Visiting Assistant Professor; Auburn University.

Research and publishing

I conduct research on visual perception, including visual illusions and biological motion.


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University 1995, Psychology
M.A. Vanderbilt University 1992, Psychology
B.A. Oakland University 1990, Psychology, Minor: Applied Statistics