Shannon Kundey

Photo of Shannon Kundey Professor of Psychology
Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Phone: 301-696-3877

Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

animal cognition, animal behavior, salamanders, geckos, navigation, memory, pattern learning

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Biographical Sketch

Shannon Kundey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Hood College. In 2008, she earned a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Kent State University. She is the author of numerous articles on cognition in species ranging from salamanders to geckos to dogs to humans. Her research explores the behavioral processes that give animals (including humans) the ability to organize complex behavior. Her current interests include understanding similarities and differences in cognition in amphibians as well as investigating humans’ learning of patterns. Dr. Kundey is known for her close mentorship of students in research.


  • 2006-2008 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
    Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology conferred May 2008.
  • 2001-2005 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
    Master of Philosophy in Psychology conferred December 2004. Master of Science in Psychology conferred May 2003.
  • 1997-2001 Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia.
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Chemistry, cum laude, conferred May 2001.


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