Wally Herbranson grew up in the icy plains of the Northern Midwest. After earning a B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Studies at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, he immediately headed for the desert and earned Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Wally’s primary area of academic interest is cognitive neuroscience, an exciting and rapidly expanding branch of Psychology concerned with the relationships between brain function and cognition.
In addition to organizing a comparative cognition lab in Maxey Hall, Wally teaches several courses, including Physiology of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, Statistics, and Principles of Psychology. Walla Walla and Whitman College have thus far proven to be wonderful settings for his intellectual and recreational pursuits. Outside of the classroom, he can be found rock climbing, hiking, jogging, and creatively managing his schedule around a chronic baseball addiction.