Faculty & Staff

Alycia Hund

Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • PSY 390.Sec 021 Advanced Research Apprenticeship
  • PSY 402.Sec 021 Applied Research Experience In School Psychology
  • PSY 427.Sec 001 Cognitive & Behavioral Sciences Pro-Seminar
  • PSY 599.Sec 021 Doctoral Research In Psychology
  • HON 286.Sec 001 Honors Undergraduate Research II
  • PSY 499.Sec 021 Independent Research For The Masters Thesis
  • PSY 400.Sec 021 Independent Study
  • PSY 213.Sec 002 Lifespan Development
  • PSY 498.04Sec 001 Professional Practice In Cognitive & Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 391.Sec 021 Scholarship Of Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship
  • PSY 290.Sec 021 Special Projects:Research Apprenticeship
  • PSY 291.Sec 021 Special Projects:Undergraduate Teaching
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Lifespan Development (PSY 213) Infant and Child Development (PSY 301)
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Cognitive Development; Executive Functioning; Spatial Cognition and STEM Learning; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Elementary Grades; School Readiness and Achievement
  • Ph D Psychology - 2003
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Developmental Changes in the Flexibility and Stability of Spatial Category Formation Based on Spatiotemporal Experience
  • BA Psychology - 1997
  • Augustana College
  • Rock Island, IL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Hund, A. M., Bianchi, L. J., Winner, J. F., & Hesson-McInnis, M. S. (in press). Complex spatial language improves from 3 to 5 years: The role of prompting and overhearing in facilitating direction giving using between and middle. Cognitive Development.
  • Mann, T. D., Hund, A. M., Hesson-McInnis, M. S., & Roman, Z. J. (in press). Pathways to school readiness: Executive functioning predicts academic and social-emotional aspects of school readiness. Mind, Brain, and Education.
  • Gnaedinger, E. K., Hund, A. M., & Hesson-McInnis, M. S. (2016). Reading-specific flexibility moderates the relation between reading strategy use and reading comprehension during the elementary years. Mind, Brain and Education, 10, 233-246.
  • Hund, A. M. (2016). Visuospatial working memory facilitates indoor wayfinding and direction giving. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 45, 233-238.
  • Cantin, R. H., Gnaedinger, E. K., Gallaway, K. C., Hesson-McInnis, M. S., & Hund, A. M. (In Press). Executive Functioning Predicts Reading, Mathematics, and Theory of Mind During the Elementary Years Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 146, 66-78.

  • Hund, A. M., & Bueno, D. (2015). Learning in out-of-class experiences: The importance of professional skills. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 14, 62-69.
  • Bock, A. M., Gallaway, K. C., & Hund, A. M. (2015). Specifying links between executive functioning and theory of mind during middle childhood: Cognitive flexibility predicts social understanding. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16, 509-521
  • Hund, A. M., & Gill, D. M. (2014). What constitutes effective wayfinding directions: The role of descriptive cues and memory demands. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 38, 217-234.
  • Reck, S. G., & Hund, A. M. (2011). Sustained attention and age predict inhibitory control during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 504-512.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Lucas-Nihei, J. N., Marks, L. C., Smith, J. A., & Hund, A. M. (2016, August). Does effortful control mediate the relation between preschool classroom climate and social readiness for kindergarten? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Gnaedinger, E. K., & Hund, A. M. (2016, June). Reading-specific flexibility moderates the relation between reading strategy use and reading comprehension during the elementary years. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Hund, A. M. (2016, May). Spatial language during early childhood. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Marks, L. C., & Hund, A. M. (2015, October). Head Start teachers’ perception of teacher-child relationships and school readiness for students exhibiting high, moderate, and low self-regulation. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.
  • Hund, A. M. (2015, October). Puzzles and prompts support the development of spatial language during the preschool years. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.
  • Hund, A. M., Jadallah, M., Thayn, J., Studebaker, J., & Roman, Z. (2015, October). Using Geographic Information Systems to improve elementary students’ geography knowledge and spatial skills. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society pre-conference on The Developmental of Spatial Thinking, Columbus, OH.
  • Roman, Z., Studebaker, J., Hund, A., Jadallah, M., & Thayn, J. (2015, September). Measuring spatial thinking: Is there a reliable and valid measure? Poster presented at the Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines: Spatial Learning in STEM conference, Evanston, IL.
  • Studebaker, J. G., Jadallah, M., & Hund, A. M. (2015, August). Promoting advanced reasoning skills using GIS. Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Washington, DC.
  • Jadallah, M., Hund, A. M., & Thayn, J. (2015, August). The impact of Geographical Information Systems on elementary grade students’ spatial reasoning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Washington, DC.
  • Vinson, D. W., Jordan, J. S., & Hund, A. M. (2015, July). Spatial perception is continuously constrained by goals and memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA.
  • Jadallah, M., Studabaker, J. G., & Hund A. M., (May, 2015). GIS modules to develop elementary students' spatial thinking and higher-level reasoning skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Illinois Geographical Society, Normal, IL.
  • Hund, A. M. (2015, May). Working memory in indoor wayfinding and direction giving. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Jadallah, M., Lin, T., Hund, A. M., Thayn, J., Studebaker, J., & Mullins, S. (2015, April). Digital mapping technology in elementary grades: Effects on spatial reasoning and higher-level thinking processes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, IL.
  • Hund, A. M. (2015, March). The role of scaffolding and overhearing in facilitating young children’s use of complex spatial terms. In H. Miller (Chair), Understanding the development of spatial language use and spatial skills. Symposium presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Faculty Member of the Year
  • Psi Chi/Student Psychology Association, Illionis State University
  • 2016
  • Fellow
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • 2015
  • Outstanding University Teaching Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2015
  • Outstanding College Teaching Award (Social Sciences)
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University
  • 2014
  • Outstanding College Service Award (Social Sciences)
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University
  • 2012
  • Teaching Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2007
  • Research Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2005