Department of Psychological Sciences

Jeffrey S. Katz

Jeffrey S. Katz

Jeffrey S. Katz


215 Thach Hall
(334) 844-6490
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  • 1998, Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Tufts University
  • 1989, B.A., Psychology, Ithaca College

About Jeffrey S. Katz
Mike and Leann Rowe Professor and Director of CaBS Program

Dr. 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.  He 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), inducted into 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, Auburn University (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.

Classes Taught

  • PSYC2020, Orientation to the Major
  • PSYC3530, Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC3970, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC4240, Advanced Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC4960, Seminar in Psychology: Animal Cognition
  • PSYC7190, Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC7200, Animal Cognition

Representative Publications

Link to Publications

Last Updated: August 08, 2022