Ric Topolski

Professor

Ric Topolski

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Psychological Sciences

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

Born and raised in Buffalo, Dr. Topolski attended University at Buffalo for his undergraduate education and Binghamton University for graduate studies. He is an Experimental/Cognitive Psychologist.

  • (706) 667-4616
  • SCI E1027

Education

  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psych and PsychoLing State University of New York -, 1997

  • MA, Cognitive Psych and PsychoLing State University of New York -, 1994

  • BA, Psych, General State University of New York a, 1989

Awards & Honors

  • The 10 Editor’s Picks The Jounral of Dental Education, 2017

  • Best Overall Survey Mod Qualtrics, 2015

  • Most Innovative Survey Mod Qualtrics, 2015

  • Lewis K. Bell Alumni Research Award Augusta State University Outstanding Researcher Award, 2010

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Professor of the Year: Psi Chi Augusta State University, 2004

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSYC 6168

    Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 4168

    Cognitve Psychology
  • PSYC 1101

    Intro to General Psychology
  • PSYC 3121

    Quantitative Methods
  • PSYC 3188

    Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 4990

    Undergraduate Research
  • PSYC 2103

    Intro to Human Development
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

Cognition, Evolutionary Psychology, Human Sexuality, Quantitative Methods

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • The influence of lip form on incisal display with lips in repose on the esthetic preferences of dentists and lay people. , 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Preparing Dental Students and Residents to Overcome Internal and External Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Gender and Age Differences In Growth Factor Concentrations from Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) in Adults, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: A moral dilemma with a tail, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of anxiety in the comfort of nonsedated average-risk screening sigmoidoscopy, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Advisor to two experimental graduate students 2016 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • 2016 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • 2016 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Departmental Support Curriculum and Committee Service 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Departmental Support Recruitment 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • COSM Executive Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Biol3500 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Senate AU Fundraising Campaign 2016 - Present

    Role: University Senate Service
  • University Senate Treasurer/Executive Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Senator for the College of Science and Mathematics 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Judge 2011 - Present

    Role: Other
  • COMS Honors Night 2009 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Award Ceremony

Professional Service

  • Anthrozoos 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 2008 - 2013

    Role: Other
  • Gary P. Wratten Army Surgical Conference and Symposium 2010 - 2012

    Role: Other
  • Southeastern Psychological Association - 2009

    Role: Other
  • Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research 2005 - 2007

    Role: Reviewer