Phuong Do

Photo ot Phuong Do Name: Phuong Do
Dept/Program: Behavioral Sciences

Office: Porter Hall 218A

Phone #: (219) 989-2576

Dr. Do received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Arizona State University. She joined the faculty at Purdue Calumet in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology. Dr. Do’s research focuses on multi-model experimental design, cognitive development, and categorical models. Her work examines the acquisition and retention of multi-model concepts. Dr. Do’s teaching areas include research methods, statistics, memory and cognition.


Institution Degree Major Year
Arizona State University PH.D. Cognitive Psychology 2009
Arizona State University M.A. Cognitive Psychology 2006
Eastern Connecticut State University M.S. Organizational Management 2003
Purdue University, West Lafayette B.A. Psychology 2000



Research Methods (Experiential Learning)
Statistical Methods
Elementary Psychology
Human Learning and Memory


Refereed Journal Articles

Do, P. T., Homa, D., & Koehler, K. (in press). Identity categories and transformational paths for face changes across the age spectrum. Memory and Cognition.

Do, P. T. (pending). The facilitating role of 3D multimodal visualization and learning rehearsal in memory recall. Psychological Reports.

Do, P. T., Moreland, J. R., Delgado, C., Wilson, K., Wang, X., Zhou, C., & Ice, P. (2013). Effects of 3D virtual simulators in the introductory wind energy course: a tool for teaching engineering concepts. Innovative Teaching, 2 (7), 1-10.

Do, P. T., & Homa, D. (2012). Exploring the psychological structure of transformational knowledge in visual and haptic intramodal conditions using multidimensional scaling. Perceptual and Motor Skills: Perception, 115 (2), 443-464.

Do, P. T. (2012). Alleviating the negative impact of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil leaks on the physical and psychological health of ethnic minority immigrants: a Vietnamese case study. Traumatology, 18 (3), 1-6.

Refereed Book Chapters

Do, P. T., Homa, D., Ferguson, R., & Crawford, T. (2012). Haptic Concepts. In A. E. Saddik et al. (Eds.), Haptics, Intech – Open Access Publisher, pp. 1-44, ISBN 978-953-307-675-1.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Do, P. T., Moreland, J. R., & Korchek, D. P. (2010). The influence of multimodal visualizations and memory interference on learning performance. In G. Bebis et al. (Eds.), International Symposium on Visual Computing: Part III. Las Vegas, NV: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 484-493.

Moreland, J.R., Wang, X., Do, P.T., & Zhou, C. (2013, May).  Mixed reality simulators for wind energy education.  The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA): WindPower 2013 Conference Educational Program.  Chicago, IL

Refereed Conference, Seminar, or Poster Presentations

Do, P. T., Korchek, D. P., & Moreland, J. R. (2011). Educational application of 3D interactive, dynamic multimodal visualizations in virtual learning environments. Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC): San Antonio, TX.

Do, P. T. Moreland, J. R., Korchek, D. P., Shen, H., Chen, G., Zhang, F., & Yan, N. (2011). Innovative applications of virtual learning on cognitive functioning. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): Albany, NY.

Do, P. T., Ferguson, R., Kahol, K., Panchanathan, S., & Homa, D. (2008, November). Learning, generalization, and retention of haptic categories I. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Psychonomic Society in Chicago, IL.

Advisor and Co-Author for Undergraduate Research

Seyk, M. (2012). The effects of web advertisements and gender differences on the conventional college student’s attention span. Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research: Health and Human Sciences, 2, 86-87.

Parrish, K. (2012). The effect of music and lights on memory retention. Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research: Health and Human Sciences, 2, 89.

Kaoukis, R., & Do, P. T. (2010). The effects of physical attractiveness and socioeconomic status on perceived physical health. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, Volume 9, pp. 1-4.