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Hoang Vu  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • PhD Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, University of Kansas, September 1999
  • Quantitative Methods Minor Quantitative Psychology, University of Kansas, June 1995
  • MA Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, University of Kansas, June 1993
  • BA General Psychology, University of Kansas, June 1991

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor - Saint Mary's College (July 01, 2008 - Present)
  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's Collge (July 01, 2003 - June 30, 2008)
  • Assistant Professor - Saint Mary's College (July 01, 2000 - June 30, 2003)
  • Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Statistics - University of Kansas (September 01, 1996 - May 31, 1997)
  • Instructor for Introductory Psychology - University of Kansas (September 01, 1994 - June 30, 1996)
  • Teaching Assistant for Experimental Psychology Lab - University of Kansas (September 01, 1993 - June 30, 1994)
  • Teaching Assistant for Cognitive Psychology - University of Kansas (September 01, 1992 - June 30, 1993)

Research Experience:

  • Language Processing Laboratory - Saint Mary's College (July 01, 2000 - Present)
  • Post-doc Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychology - Rice University (July 01, 1999 - June 30, 2000)
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Atchley's ERP Lab - University of Kansas (September 01, 1998 - June 30, 1999)
  • Research Analyst for Instutional Research - University of Kansas - Medical Center (June 1997 - July 1998)
  • Research Assistant for Dr. George Kellas - University of Kansas (September 01, 1991 - June 30, 1999)
  • Research Assistant for Chemistry Department - University of Kansas (June 1990 - June 1991)

Fellowship:

  • Post Doctoral Fellow - Cognitive Neuropsychology - Rice University (August 01, 1999)
    Research on language comprehension and production in patients (stroke, vehicular accidents) and normal elderly adults.

Grants:

  • Saint Marys Alumni Faculty Fellowship Grant - Saint Mary's College (May 2004)
  • Faculty Development Grants - Saint Mary's College ()
    Awarded in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Honor:

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • The time-course of lexical ambiguity resolution in the cerebral hemispheres. Vu, Hoang, Kellas, George and Haji, Michael (primary presenter)
    50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society
    (November 2009)
  • Stimulus deconstruction and lexical ambiguity resolution in the cerebral hemispheres.. Vu, H., Kellas, G. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2003)
  • Resolving lexical ambiguity: contributions from situational knowledge.. Vu, H., Kellas, G., Petersen, E. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    Language Across the Life Span Conference
    (November 2002)
  • Situation-based expectancies affect lexical ambiguity resolution.. Vu, H., Kellas, G., Petersen, E. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2001)
  • The influence of thematic role fillers and agent filler likelihood on lexical ambiguity resolution.. Vu, H., Kellas, G. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2000)
  • Working memory and language production.. Martin, R.C., Vu, H. and Miller, M. (co-author)
    41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2000)
  • The influence of contextual features on lexical ambiguity resolution.. Metcalf, K., Kellas, G. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2000)
  • Working memory and language production.. Martin, R.C., Vu, H., Miller, M. and Freedman, M. (co-author)
    Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLP) Conference
    (April 2000)
  • Limits of contextual constraint on lexical ambiguity resolution.. Metcalf, K., Kellas, G. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1999)
  • Contextual strength and thematic roles influence lexical ambiguity resolution.. Kellas, G. and Vu, H. (primary presenter)
    39th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1998)
  • The relationship between strength of discourse context and meaning frequency.. Kellas, G., Metcalf, K., Martin, C., Vu, H. and Herman, R. (co-author)
    37th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1996)
  • Pre- versus post-homograph disambiguation: Examination of reading rates of younger and older adults.. Paul, S.T., Ludorf, M., Vu, H. and Martin, C. (co-author)
    36th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1995)
  • Contextual strength as a determinant of the subordinate bias effect.. Kellas, G., Martin, C., Yehling, K., Herman, R. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    36th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1995)
  • Discourse-level contributions to lexical ambiguity resolution are age-invariant.. Kellas, G., Herman, R., Vu, H. and Martin, C. (co-author)
    Seventh Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society
    (June 1995)
  • The subordinate bias effect depends upon strength of context.. Martin, C., Kellas, G., Yehling, K., Herman, R. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    Greater Missouri Conference on Cognition
    (March 1995)
  • Discourse-level contributions to on-line ambiguity resolution for younger and older adults.. Herman, R., Kellas, G., Vu, H., Martin, C. and Yehling, K. (co-author)
    Greater Missouri Conference on Cognition
    (March 1995)
  • Discourse-level contributions to on-line lexical ambiguity resolution.. Kellas, G., Vu, H., Martin, C. and Herman, R. (primary presenter)
    35th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1994)
  • Context specificity and the resolution of lexical ambiguity.. Kellas, G., Vu, H. and Paul, S.T. (primary presenter)
    Sixth Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society
    (July 1994)

Selected Presentations

  • The time-course of lexical ambiguity resolution in the cerebral hemispheres. Vu, Hoang, Kellas, George and Haji, Michael (primary presenter)
    50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society
    (November 2009)
  • Stimulus deconstruction and lexical ambiguity resolution in the cerebral hemispheres.. Vu, H., Kellas, G. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2003)
  • Resolving lexical ambiguity: contributions from situational knowledge.. Vu, H., Kellas, G., Petersen, E. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    Language Across the Life Span Conference
    (November 2002)
  • Situation-based expectancies affect lexical ambiguity resolution.. Vu, H., Kellas, G., Petersen, E. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2001)
  • The influence of thematic role fillers and agent filler likelihood on lexical ambiguity resolution.. Vu, H., Kellas, G. and Metcalf, K. (primary presenter)
    41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2000)
  • Working memory and language production.. Martin, R.C., Vu, H. and Miller, M. (co-author)
    41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2000)
  • The influence of contextual features on lexical ambiguity resolution.. Metcalf, K., Kellas, G. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 2000)
  • Working memory and language production.. Martin, R.C., Vu, H., Miller, M. and Freedman, M. (co-author)
    Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLP) Conference
    (April 2000)
  • Limits of contextual constraint on lexical ambiguity resolution.. Metcalf, K., Kellas, G. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1999)
  • Contextual strength and thematic roles influence lexical ambiguity resolution.. Kellas, G. and Vu, H. (primary presenter)
    39th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1998)
  • The relationship between strength of discourse context and meaning frequency.. Kellas, G., Metcalf, K., Martin, C., Vu, H. and Herman, R. (co-author)
    37th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1996)
  • Pre- versus post-homograph disambiguation: Examination of reading rates of younger and older adults.. Paul, S.T., Ludorf, M., Vu, H. and Martin, C. (co-author)
    36th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1995)
  • Contextual strength as a determinant of the subordinate bias effect.. Kellas, G., Martin, C., Yehling, K., Herman, R. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    36th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1995)
  • Discourse-level contributions to lexical ambiguity resolution are age-invariant.. Kellas, G., Herman, R., Vu, H. and Martin, C. (co-author)
    Seventh Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society
    (June 1995)
  • The subordinate bias effect depends upon strength of context.. Martin, C., Kellas, G., Yehling, K., Herman, R. and Vu, H. (co-author)
    Greater Missouri Conference on Cognition
    (March 1995)
  • Discourse-level contributions to on-line ambiguity resolution for younger and older adults.. Herman, R., Kellas, G., Vu, H., Martin, C. and Yehling, K. (co-author)
    Greater Missouri Conference on Cognition
    (March 1995)
  • Discourse-level contributions to on-line lexical ambiguity resolution.. Kellas, G., Vu, H., Martin, C. and Herman, R. (primary presenter)
    35th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
    (November 1994)
  • Context specificity and the resolution of lexical ambiguity.. Kellas, G., Vu, H. and Paul, S.T. (primary presenter)
    Sixth Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society
    (July 1994)

Publications:

  • Martin, R.C., Miller, M. & Vu, H. (2004). Lexical-semantic retention and speech production: Further evidence from normal and brain-damaged participants for a phrasal scope of planning. Cognitive Neuropsychology, Vol. 21, 625-644.
  • Martin, C., Vu, H., Kellas, G. & Metcalf, K. (2004). Strength of discourse context as a determinant of the subordinate bias effect. In Mason, M. (Ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Cognitive Science (pp. 214-225). McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
  • Vu, H., Kellas, G., Petersen, E. & Metcalf, K. (2003). Situation-evoking stimuli, domain of reference, and the incremental interpretation of lexical ambiguity. Memory & Cognition, Vol. 31, 1302-1315.
  • Martin, R.C., Newsome, M.R. & Vu, H. (2002). Language and lexical processing. In Encyclopeida of the Human Brain. Academic Press.
  • Vu, H., Kellas, G., Metcalf, K. & Herman, R. (2000). The influence of global discourse on lexical ambiguity resolution. Memory & Cognition, Vol. 28, 236-252.
  • Vu, H. & Kellas, G. (1999). Contextual strength modulates the subordinate bias effect: Reply to Rayner et al.. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 52A, 853-855.
  • Martin, C., Vu, H., Kellas, G. & Metcalf, K. (1999). Strength of discourse context as a determinant of the subordinate bias effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 52A, 813-839.
  • Kellas, G. & Vu, H. (1999). Strength of context does modulate the subordinate bias effect: A reply to Binder and Rayner. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Vol. 6, 511-517.
  • Vu, H., Kellas, G. & Paul, S.T. (1998). Sources of sentence constraint on the resolution of lexical ambiguity. Memory & Cognition, Vol. 26, 979-1001.
  • Kellas, G., Paul, S.T. & Vu, H. (1995). Aging and language performance: from isolated words to multiple sentence contexts. In Allen, P. and Bashore, T.R.(Eds.), Age Differences in Word and Language Processing (pp. 87-109). New Hampshire: Elsevier.
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