Faculty & Staff

Ph.D. Ohio State University

Dr. Robert Tigner has been at Truman since 1996. He earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Hanover College and his master's and doctorate in cognitive/experimental psychology from Ohio State University.

He has done research in human factors, aviation psychology, and psychophysiological measures of attention and memory. His current research interests include inhibitory mechanisms of attention, intelligence, and memory. He has taught general psychology, experimental psychology, learning and memory, history and systems of psychology, and psychological research. He served as chair of the department of psychology from 2007 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2014.

An active supporter of Greek life, Dr. Tigner has presented at both regional and national Greek leadership conferences, and served on the steering committee for Beta Theta Pi's Men of Principle initiative. He was named Beta Theta Pi's Advisor of the Year in 2005, regional Outstanding Friend of Beta in 2006, and Truman's E.M. Violette Outstanding Advisor in both 2009 and 2010. Dr. Tigner is a member of the Midwestern Psychological Association. He is the advisor for Truman's chapter of Beta Theta Pi and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Psi Chi.