Mike and Leann Rowe Endowed Professor
Director of CaBS Program
215 Thach Hall
PhD, Tufts University
BA, Ithaca College
Jeff Katz’s research focuses on the comparative mechanism of learning and cognition. Ongoing projects involve behavioral and functional neuroimaging methods to investigate change detection, concept learning, and the behavioral and neural correlates of working dogs.
Katz has been honored with the APA's Division 3 (Experimental Psychology) 2001 Young Investigator Award, Psi Chi Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2001-2002, 2012-2013), CLA Early Career Teaching Award (2004-2005), APA Fellow Division 3, Experimental Psychology (2007) and Division 6, Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (2008), an Auburn University Alumni Professorship (2006-2011), the CLA Academy of Teaching and Outstanding Teachers (2012), Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015), and Honors College Professor of the Year (2016). He served as the secretary and president of the International Comparative Cognition Society and received the Comparative Cognition Society Recognition of Service Award (2014). He has a history of teaching and research grants from the NSF and NIMH.
Comparative Cognition Lab
behavioral and functional neuroimaging methods to investigate change detection, concept learning, and the behavioral and neural correlates of working dogs