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Faculty Focus: Andrew Conway, Arts and Sciences

Release Date: 31 Oct 2022
Faculty Focus: Andrew Conway, Arts and Sciences

Andrew Conway, professor and department head in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, joined NMSU in July. Conway’s research is aimed at understanding individual differences in cognitive ability and how those differences matter in life, with respect to academic achievement, job performance, income and health.

"The Department of Psychology at NMSU has a strong faculty," Conway said. "Coming in as the department head is exciting because there is already a great deal of high-quality research coming out of this department and I see a lot of potential for more."

Conway received a bachelor's degree in computer science and psychology from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He earned both his master's and doctoral degrees in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina. He began teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as both assistant and associate professor, then taught at Princeton University before joining The Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California. Conway has won numerous teaching awards throughout his career. He is currently editor-in-chief at the "Journal of Intelligence."

Conway's overall program of research integrates experimental psychology, psychometrics and neuroscience.

"I am most proud of my work on individual differences in cognitive abilities," Conway said. "My research informs how cognitive abilities are measured and how to interpret cognitive test scores."

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