Meet Zachary A. Pilot
Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology
Education: 2012 University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, B.S.
2015 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, M.A. - Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods and Statistics
Career Specialties: Zachary Pilot is interested in the development of social cognition throughout the lifespan and in special populations, like actors. Additional interests include identity development, first generation student performance and pedagogy.
Professional and Community Activities: Pilot has presented his research on social cognition and pedagogy at several local and national conferences like the annual meeting for the Midwestern Psychological Association, Psychonomics and the Graduate Student Creative Activities Professional Forum. He is currently preparing manuscripts on social cognition and identity for submission to peer reviewed journals.
Pilot has been consistently involved in the college community throughout his career, from undergraduate to professional. Most recently he has been a member of the First-Gen Fellows, First-Gen community of practice, CAStLE (conversation about student learning and engagement), and a campus-wide assessment committee.
Honors and Awards: Winner of oral presentation session at Graduate Student Creative Activities and Research Forum, Southern Illinois University, 2017
Nominated by the Psychology Department for the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Awarded First-Generation Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence, Southern Illinois University, 2016-2017
First runner up at poster session presented at Graduate Student Creative Activities and Research Forum, Southern Illinois University, 2016
Passed preliminary examinations with honors, Southern Illinois University, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program, 2016
Awarded the Alfred Lit Memorial Scholarship, 2012-2013. Southern Illinois University, Department of Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program