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About W. Matthew Collins

W. Matthew Collins, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at NSU's College of Psychology. He is a cognitive psychologist, member of the Psychonomic Society, and co-chair of TEDxNSU. He is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals and currently serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Psychology major at NSU. Dr. Collins’ research interests lie in three related areas. His primary area of research is focused on understanding how language is represented in the mind. His secondary area of research examines the relationship between language development and memory, specifically, whether memory for events can depend on having the language to describe those events. Finally, in collaboration with Dr. Leanne Boucher, he examines how body position and body activity impact various cognitive processes such as attention and memory.


Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Present Director of the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Nova Southeastern University

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, NSU General Education Task Force
2011 - Present Advisor, NSU Psychology Club
Present Member, Association for Psychological Science
Present Member, Psychonomic Society
Present Co-Chair, TEDxNSU
2012 - 2014 Member, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee
2011 - 2014 Chair, Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • 2007-2009 NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2003-2007 McMaster Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour Travel Award
  • 2005-2006 The Prosser Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • 2004-2005 Bank of Montreal Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • 2003-2004 McMaster University Graduate Students Association Travel Award
  • 2003 Shuster Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis (nominated)
  • 1996-1997 University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship


2007 Ph.D., Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior, McMaster University
2003 B.A., Psychology, University of Guelph - Humber
2001 M.S., Psychology, CUNY Hunter College

Contact Information

(954) 262-8101


Articles (4)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. W. Matthew Collins

Presentations (30)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. W. Matthew Collins