Curriculum Vitae

David Matthew Cole

June 2020
Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Utah State University
7000 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-7000, USA

EDUCATION

2021
Utah State University
Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience

2015
St. Cloud State University
M.S. in Applied Psychology: Behavior Analysis

2007
Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. in English Literature
Minors: Environmental Studies, Political Science

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Extramural
2021–2020
Graduate Research Grant, $1,500, Psi Chi

2020
Student Grant, $500, Association for Psychological Science View grant recipients

2020–2019
Research Training Fellowship, $2,700, Society For Psychophysiological Research View grant recipients

2019
Unrestricted Travel Grant, $1,207, Psi Chi

Intramural
2020–2019
Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant, $1,000, Student Involvement and Leadership Center/Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Utah State University

2018–2017
Graduate Student Research Award, $2,953, College of Education & Human Services/Department of Psychology, Utah State University

Mentored
2019
Jessica Harrison, Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, $500, Office of the Provost/Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Utah State University

2019–2018
Mahmoud Mansour, Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant, $2,000, Student Involvement and Leadership Center/Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Utah State University

AWARDS AND HONORS

Extramural
2021–2020
Early Career Policy Ambassadorship, Society for Neuroscience View press release

2019
Best Talk by a Trainee, $750, World Congress of the International Society of Posture & Gait Research, Edinburgh, United Kingdom View award recipients

2019
Finalist, Psychological Science Video Festival, American Psychological Association Download article

2017
Student Video Award, $1,000, Noba Psychology/The Diener Education Fund/Psi Chi Download article

2017
Distinguished Scholar, Cambridge Center for Behavior Studies



Intramural
2021–2020
Graduate Enhancement Award, $4,000, Division of Student Affairs, Utah State University

2021–2020
Anthony LaPray Scholarship, $1,000, Department of Psychology, Utah State University

2020
Academic Opportunity Fund Award, $500, Student Association, Utah State University

2018
Graduate Student Travel Award, $800, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Utah State University

2017
Graduate Student Travel Award, $500, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Utah State University

PUBLICATIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS

Peer-Reviewed Articles
Ruddy, K. L., Cole, D. M., Simon, C., & Bächinger, M. (2020). Neuronal response variability as a product of divisive normalization: Neurobiological implications at a macroscale level. HRB Open Research, 3(34). https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13062.1 Download article

Cole, D. M., Rung, J. M., & Madden, G. J. (2019). Assessing susceptibility of a temporal discounting task to faking. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(10), 1959–1974. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22831 Download article

Rung, J. M., Cole, D. M., & Madden, G. (2018, April 30). Faking discounting rates [Data set]. Retrieved from https://osf.io/mnsxh

Bolton, D. A. E., Cole, D. M., Butler, B., Mansour, M., Schwartz, S., McDannald, D. W., and Rydalch, G. (2019). Motor preparation for compensatory reach-to-grasp responses when viewing a wall-mounted safety handle. Cortex, 117, 135–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2019.03.001 Download article

Bolton, D. A. E., Cole, D. M., Butler, B., Mansour, M., Rydalch, G., McDannald, D. W., and Schwartz, S. (2019, February 5). Motor preparation for compensatory reach-to-grasp responses when viewing a wall-mounted safety handle [Data set]. Retrieved from https://osf.io/9z3nw/

Goode, C., Cole, D. M., & Bolton, D. A. E. (2019). Staying upright by shutting down? Evidence for global suppression of the motor system when recovering balance. Gait & Posture, 70, 260–263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.03.018 Download article

Cole, D. M., & Witts, B. N. (2015). Formative graphing with a Microsoft Excel 2013 template. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 15(3–4), 171–186. https://doi.org/10.1037/bar0000021 Download article

Cole, D. M. (2017). Formative Grapher (Version 1.11) [Computer software]. https://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.18860.67208

Other Publications
Steinhauff, D., Ellwanger, J. H., Lewinska, M., Sanganyado, E., Ji, Y., Karawdeniya, B. I., Bochatay, N., Moore, E. B., Coulibaly, A., Ibrahim, S., Jansen, D. S., James, J. I., Cole, D. M., Lipkin, A., Adamowicz, B. M., Cohen, C. M., Fatehi, S., Holmstrom, M. H., & Li, R. (2019). NextGen advises “Trying to Manage.” Science, 366(6461), 28–30. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz5828

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Talks
Cole, D. M., Butler, B., Mansour, M., Schwartz, S., Bell, H., McDannald, D. W., Rydalch, G., & Bolton, D. A. E. (2019). An invisible hand: Automatic preparation for arresting a fall when viewing a handrail. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Society of Posture & Gait Research, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. View program

Cole, D. M., Goode, C., & Bolton, D. A. E. (2019). Response inhibition during reactive balance. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France. View program

Cole, D. M., Goode, C., & Bolton, D. A. E. (2018). Staying upright by shutting down? Evidence for global suppression of the motor system when recovering balance. Paper presented at the Fall Colloquium of the Disabilities Disciplines, Utah State University, Logan, UT. View program

Cole, D. M. (2018). Adding genetically modified mice to the armamentarium of behavior analysis. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA. View abstract

Cole, D. M., Rung, J. M., & Madden, G. J. (2017). Can temporal discounting be faked? Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO. View abstract


Flyer for the 2018 Fall Colloquium of Utah State University's Disabilities Disciplines Doctoral Program
Posters
Cole, D. M. (2017). Reward type predicts temporal discounting in rats: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis, Salt Lake City, UT. https://observechange.org/ Download article

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Industry
2020–
Behavior Analyst, Teaching Tree, Kindsbach, Germany

2015–2012
Clinical Director, ACI Learning Center, Colorado Springs, CO

2012–2011
Consultant, Behavior Management Consultants, Jacksonville, FL

2010–2008
Clinical Supervisor, Wellspring Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA

Research
2020–2019
Research Assistant, NIH R21 AG061688, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2019
Visiting Researcher, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

2018
Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2017
Research Assistant, NIH R15 NS090283, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Teaching
2019–2018
Instructor of Record, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Kinesiology 4400: Evaluation in Physical Education (Research Methods and Statistics) Download article

2018–2017
Instructor of Record, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Psychology 3460: Neuroscience I (Laboratory Course) Download article

2017–2016
Instructor of Record, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Psychology 1400/1410: Analysis of Behavior: Basic Principles (Laboratory Course) Download article

2016
Guest Speaker, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Psychology 2010: Orientation to Psychology as a Career and Profession

Editorial
2020–2016
Reviewer, Student Research Grants and Awards, Association for Psychological Science

2019
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Psychology

2019
Judge, Student Research Symposium, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Chairmanships and Discussants
2020
Bursts of the brain: Rethinking the structure and function of beta and gamma oscillations. Symposium to be chaired and discussed at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vancouver, Canada. Presenters: Little, S., Longtin, A., Torrecillos, F., & Wessel, J. [postponed due to COVID-19] View abstract and program

2019
Dissociating neural mechanisms of choice: Recent developments. Symposium chaired at the 3rd Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France. Co-presenters: Pattij, T. & Peters, J. View program

2018
Alternative model organisms: Alcoholic bees, mutant mice, robotic zebrafish, and T-mazing octopi. Symposium chaired at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA. Co-presenters: Porfiri, M., Schmick, A., & Varnon, C. View abstract

Organizations and Committees
2021–2019
Member, Committee to Promote Student Interests, Society for Psychophysiological Research

2021–2012
Interviewer, Washington University Alumni & Parents Admission Program

2020–2017
Campus Representative, Association for Psychological Science

2020–2014
Treasurer ← Webmaster ← Student Director, Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis

Undergraduate Mentorships
Matthew Steffensen (2019–2020) [medical school applicant]; Jessica Harrison (2019) [Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship]; Mahmoud Mansour (2018–2019) [Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant; M.S. Candidate, Power Electronic Lab, Utah State University]; Jennifer Henry (2018); Erikka Twinting (2018); Amand Hardiman (2016) [Ph.D. Candidate, Human Development and Family Studies, Utah State University]; Jeni Christensen (2016)

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Certifications
2021–2015
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), 1-15-21263

2015–2010
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), 0-10-3864

Professional Trainings
2020
Responsible Conduct of Research, a 1-day course satisfying National Institutes of Health (NIH) hiring requirements at Utah State University, Logan, UT.

2015
Getting Started as a Successful Proposal Writer, a 1-day course by Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops, LLC at Utah State University, Logan, UT.

2015–2013
Professional Crisis Management, Practitioner 2, a 3-day course at ACI Learning Center, Colorado Springs, CO.

2011–2009
Graduate Academic Certificate, Applied Behavior Analysis, a 24-credit post-graduate credential from University of North Texas.

2008
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training, Basic, a 2-day course by Pyramid Educational Consultants.

2008
Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Level I, a 2-day workshop at University of California-Santa Barbara.

Clinical Experience (non-exhaustive)
Contexts: Homes, Private Centers, Schools, and State Centers funded by Private Insurers, State Agencies (e.g., California Department of Developmental Services), Tricare (US Department of Defense), and Private Pay

Demographics: Ages 2 to 70+ years, cross-cultural, spanning socioeconomic brackets; primarily Autism, but also mild to severe Mental Retardation and Down Syndrome, motor disorders like Cerebral Palsy, acquired disorders like Traumatic Brain Injury, rare genetic disorders like Angelman Syndrome, and common comorbidities like ADHD

Technologies: functional behavior assessments, including functional analyses; developmental assessments (e.g., ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP); verbal behavior, including augmentative communication systems (e.g., sign language, PECS); basic skills (e.g., toileting, feeding, sleeping) to advanced (e.g., self-management, academic); highly structured methodologies (e.g., discrete trial training) to incidentally structured (e.g., natural environment training)

Research Experience (non-exhaustive)
Humans: Electroencephalography (EEG) including Brain-Computer Interface (BCI); Electromyography (EMG); Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS); Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS); Participant Markets (e.g., Amazon Mechanical Turk)

Rodents: Colony Management and Breeding; Genotyping with Polymerase Chain Reaction and Electrophoresis; Brain Stereotaxic Injection and Intravenous Catheter Implantation; Classical and Operant Conditioning; Transcardial Perfusion and Brain Sectioning; Confocal Microscopy and Neuronal Tract Tracing

Programming Languages
Python; R; MATLAB; CSS/HTML; Visual Basic for Applications; Git Bash; LaTeX/Markdown

Secondary Languages
French, Level B1; German, Level A1

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