Faculty Profile for Dr. William L Kelemen

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Dr. William L Kelemen
Professor — Psychology
UAC 259
phone: (512) 245-3164

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. William Kelemen earned his BA in Psychology from the University of California at Irvine, where he was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended Baylor University where he earned an MA in Neuroscience in 1995 and his PhD in 1998. After graduating, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis for 3 years before returning home for 10 years at California State University, Long Beach, where he became Professor and Associate Chair. He returned to Texas in 2011 to become Department Chair in Psychology at Texas State, a role he held for 10 years. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and secured more than $340,000 in federal grants.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Tanner, J. G., & Kelemen, W. L. (2023). College Students’ Perceptions of Campus Safety Before and After Concealed Carry. Journal of School Violence, 22(2), 246–259. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2023.2175362
  • Loprinzi, P. D., Rigdon, B., Javadi, A.-H., & Kelemen, W. L. (2022). Effects of acute exercise intensity on source episodic memory and metamemory accuracy. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(12), 2232–2243. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211069856
  • Loprinzi, P. D., Pull, M. R., Tomporowski, P. D., Javadi, A.-H., & Kelemen, W. L. (2022). Effects of Acute Exercise on Memory: Considerations of Exercise Intensity, Post-Exercise Recovery Period and Aerobic Endurance. Memory & Cognition. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-022-01373-4
  • Loprinzi, P. D., Javadi, A.-H., Jung, M., Watson, H., Sanderson, C., Kang, M., & Kelemen, W. L. (2022). Vigorous-Intensity Acute Exercise During Encoding Can Reduce Levels of Episodic and False Memory. Memory, 30(8), 1031–1045. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2022.2072895
  • Zuniga, K. E., Mueller, M. N., Santana, A. R., & Kelemen, W. L. (2019). Acute Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory Across Intensity and Fitness Levels. Memory, 27(5), 628–636. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2018.1546875

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Service. August 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Quarterly Team Award, Texas State University. November 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor (2016). November 11, 2016

Selected Grants

  • Kelemen, William (Principal). SCORE grant # 3 S06 GM063119-06S1, Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Cognition in Abstinent vs. Non-Abstinent Smokers, National Institutes of Health, Federal, $201589. (Funded: January 2007 - August 2009). Grant.
  • Kelemen, William (Principal). NIH R03 DA018171-01, Nicotine and Expectancy in Smokers' Cognitive Processes, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), Federal, $142500. (Funded: September 2004 - August 2007). Grant.
  • Kelemen, William (Principal). Effects of Caffeine on Metacognition and Verbal Memory, University of Missouri Research Board, Institutional (Higher Ed), $33960. (Funded: August 1999 - July 2001). Grant.
  • Kelemen, William L. Affordable Learning Materials Implementation Grant Program, Texas State University Office of Distance and Extended Learning, Institutional (Higher Ed), $4995. (Submitted: February 26, 2022, Funded: July 6, 2022 - January 17, 2023). Grant.
  • Calsyn, R.J. (Principal), Jones, E.T. (Principal), Kelemen, William (Principal). Research Award, Understanding and controlling over-claiming bias in policy research, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Institutional (Higher Ed), $9000. (Funded: March 2000 - December 2000). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Budget Model Redesign Task Force: Academic Affairs Workgroup
April 11, 2024-Present
Faculty Senate
May 1, 2023-April 30, 2026
General Education Council
September 1, 2021-August 31, 2024
BookSmart Committee
October 1, 2023-Present
Run to R1 Presidential Commission
September 1, 2023-Present