Bob Widner

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Bob Widner received a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas, a second Master’s degree in Special Education from Minnesota State University, and his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Texas A&M University. He did two postdocs: One at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the other at New York University. Dr. Widner is a new contributing faculty member in the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology program at Walden University. He has served as a committee chair and methodologist for numerous doctoral candidates and has taught psychology classes within the various subdisciplines as well as statistics and research design classes at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels in online and traditional classroom settings. His research focuses on metacognitive states, such as feeling-of-knowing and tip-of-the-tongue experiences, of individuals with neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s) as well as with children in K-12 grades with specific learning disabilities (e.g., reading and math). He is currently extending his research into these areas using the rapid serial visual processing paradigm. He has presented at numerous conferences, conducted seminars, and has publications within those areas.