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02-27-2015

Andreas Wilke Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Andreas Wilke has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Andreas WilkeWilke joined Clarkson in 2009. He received his master of arts degree and Ph.D. in psychology from the Free University of Berlin in Germany.

Before coming to Clarkson, Wilke worked as a predoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

His postdoctoral training included posts at the Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles; and at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Altenberg, Austria.

He also served as both a research scientist and instructor at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington.
 
Wilke's research interests include cognitive processing, judgment and decision-making and evolutionary approaches to human behavior. His research has been funded by research grants from the National Center for Responsible Gaming, the T. Urling and Mabel Walker Fellowship Program of Northern New York, and the International Society for Human Ethology.

He is a past recipient of research scholarships from the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Max Planck Society (MPG). His research is regularly featured in national and international media outlets. Last year, he was interviewed about his research in the New York Times by science writer Carl Zimmer.

Wilke is the coauthor of more than 30 published articles, many of them conducted and published in collaboration with his students. To date, Wilke’s research team has presented more than 100 papers and posters at scientific conferences and he has given two dozen invited lectures in eight different countries.

He is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making and the International Society for Human Ethology. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.

Wilke regularly reviews grant and book proposals, and has been an ad hoc reviewer for about 30 journals. He is an associate editor for the journal Evolutionary Psychology, and is on the editorial boards of Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience.

Together with Clarkson Associate Professor Stephen Casper and Dean of Arts & Sciences Peter Turner, Wilke co-founded the Arts and Sciences Seminar Series (now, the David A. Walsh Speaker Series). Wilke is a recipient of Clarkson University’s Commendable Leadership Award and a member of Phalanx, Clarkson's highest honorary society.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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