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Alexandria Reynolds

Alexandria
Reynolds

Assistant Professor in Psychology
Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Academic Affairs
Smiddy 153

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Sleep
  • Sleep and Dreaming
  • Research Methods
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Social Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • (Special Topics) Drug and Addiction
  • Psychophysiology (Lab in Psychology)
  • Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Research interests involve experimental psychology and sleep, including human cognition and attention related to sleep duration.

Professional Interests

Additional interests include using technology in the classroom and promoting women in research and science.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Psi Chi
  • Sleep Research Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Tri-Alpha

Awards

  • Outstanding Instructional Support (UVA Wise)
  • Outstanding Technology in the Classroom (UVA Wise)
  • The Harrison Award for Rising Star (UVA Wise)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award (University of South Carolina)
  • Rhude M. Patterson Fellowship Award (University of South Carolina)
  • NIH Summer Training Course in fMRI Program (University of Michigan)

Selected Publications

Youngstedt, S. D., Ginsberg, J. P., Kline, C. E., Reynolds, A. M., Crowley, S. K., Burch, J. B., & Han, S. Y. (2021). Bright light treatment of combat-related PTSD: A randomized controlled trial. Military Medicine. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33511988.

Scullin, M. K., & Reynolds, A. M. (2020). Aging. In H. Montgomery-Downs (Ed.), Sleep Science, Oxford University Press.

Mullins, K. M., & Reynolds, A. M. (2019). Sleep deprivation and memory in college students: A review. Lux: UVA Wise Undergraduate Research Journal. Issue 2, 92-119.

Reynolds, A. M. (2018). Strategies to promote student engagement in online classes. In R. L. Miller & T. Collette (Eds.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2016-17. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/teachingtips2

Youngstedt, S. D., Goff, E. E., Reynolds, A. M., Kripke, D. F., Irwin, M. R., Bootzin, R. R., Khan, N., Jean-Louis, G. Has adult sleep duration decline over the last 50+ years? Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2016;28:1-17.

Crowley, S. K., Wilkinson, L. L., Wigfall, L. T., Reynolds, A. M., Muraca, S. T., Louis-Nance, T., Glover, S. H., Wooten, N. R., Sui, X., Beets, M. W., Durstine, J. L., Newman-Norlund, R. D., Youngstedt, S. D. Prospective study of the association of physical fitness with depressive symptoms in soldiers during Army Basic Combat Training. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2015;47(1):151-8.

Reynolds, A. M., Bowles, E. R., Saxena, A., Fayad, R., & Youngstedt, S. D. (2014). Negative effects of time in bed extension: A pilot study. Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders 1(1):1002.

Reynolds, A. M., Peters, D. M., Vendemia, J. M. C., Smith, L. P., Sweet, R. C., Baylis, G. C., Krotish, D., Fritz, S. L. Neuronal injury in the motor cortex after chronic stroke and lower limb impairment: A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study. Neural Regeneration Res. 2014;9(7):766-772.

Reynolds, A. (2013). Impact of neurological and medical disorders. In: Kushida, C.A. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sleep, Vol. 3, pp. 122-125. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Crowley, S. K., Wilkinson, L. L., Muraca, S. T., Wigfall, L. T., Louis-Nance, T., Reynolds, A. M., Williams, E. M., Glover, S., Herring, M. P., Youngstedt, S. D. Mental health and sleep during basic combat training and beyond. Sleep Sci. 2012;5(1): 24-27.

Selected Presentations

Dotson, E., Qureshi, S., Reynolds, A. M. UVA Wise: Big challenges, great rewards in rural Appalachia. Presented as a panel, Center for Learning and Teaching, Old Dominion University, May 2021. Virtual.

Reynolds, A. M. The value of social science in an increasingly complex world; Sleep on it: Factors that keep you up at night. Panel, UVA Wise Research Day, April 2021. Virtual.

Reynolds, A. M. First Generation Chat (First Gen Awareness Week). Invited talk for the Academic Support Center, November 2019. Wise, VA.

Reynolds, A. M. The A to Zzzs of Teaching Undergraduate Sleep Courses (Discussion Group Chair). Session chaired at SLEEP 2019 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2019. San Antonio, TX.

Reynolds, A. M. Physiological and psychological associations with heart rate in college students. SLEEP 2019;42(S);A100. Presented atSLEEP 2019 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2019. San Antonio, TX.

Reynolds, A. M. Is Sleeping Too Much Bad for Your Health? Presented at TEDxUVA Wise, May 2019. Wise, VA.

Reynolds, A. M., & Shell, M. D. The impact of sleep on GPA and internalizing symptoms in college students. SLEEP 2018;41(S);A269. Presented at SLEEP 2018 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), June 2018. Baltimore, MD.

Reynolds, A. M. Sleep and athletics. Presented at UVA Wise, September 2018, Wise, VA.

Reynolds, A. M. Gender differences in college students’ self-reported sleepiness. SLEEP 2017;40(S);A23. Presented at SLEEP 2017 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), June 2017. Boston, MA.

Reynolds, A. M. Strategies to promote student engagement in online classes. Presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, March 2017. Atlanta, GA.

Reynolds, A. M. Invited keynote at the 2016 High School Leadership Retreat, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, October 2016. Wise, VA.

Reynolds, A. M. Addressing gender differences in college students’ attitudes and anxiety about science. Presented at the 3rd Gender and STEM Network Conference, July 2016. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Reynolds, A. M., Vendemia, J. M. C., & Youngstedt S. D. Assumptions about the benefits of more sleep are correlated with longer sleep duration in older adults. SLEEP 2016. Presented at SLEEP 2016 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2016. Denver, CO.

Reynolds, A. M. Does sleep extension have negative effects in average sleepers? SLEEP 2015 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2015. Seattle, WA.

Reynolds, A. M., Youngstedt, S. D., Vendemia, J. M. C. Sleep extension and cognitive performance in older adults. Presented at the USC Women in Science Support Network Workshop, April 2015. Columbia, SC.

Reynolds, A. M., Youngstedt, S. D., Goff, E. E., Irwin, M. R., Bootzin, R. R., & Jean-Louis G. Stability of objective sleep duration over the last 50 years in healthy individuals. SLEEP 2014;37(S);A298. Presented at SLEEP 2014 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2014. Minneapolis, MN.

Reynolds, A. M. Introduction to sleep: The ins and outs of zzzzs. Invited lecture, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, November 2014. Wise, VA.

Reynolds, A. M., & Vendemia, J. M. C. Mapping motor impairment after chronic stroke. Talk presented as a data blitz talk at North Carolina Cognition Conference, March 2014. Raleigh, NC.

Reynolds, A. M., Bowles, E., Cornelius, S. K., Youngstedt, S. D. Negative effects of time in bed extension on depression, anxiety, and inflammation. SLEEP 2013;36(S);A317. Presented at SLEEP 2013 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2013. Baltimore, MD.

Reynolds, A. M. How to use your research experience to strengthen your graduate application. Invited talk, Newberry College Research Day, October 2013. Newberry, SC.

Reynolds, A. M., Elliott, D., Youngstedt, S. D. Influence of eszopiclone on polyp formation in APC3Min+/- Mice. SLEEP 2011;34(S);A7-8. Presented at SLEEP 2011 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 2011. Minneapolis, MN.

Reynolds, A. M., Conder, J., Hromatko, I., Krotish, D., Mactutus, C., Fritz, S., Baylis, L., Baylis, G. Voxel-based lesion symptom mapping in stroke patients with motor impairments. Presented at Neuroscience 2010, November 2010. San Diego, CA.

Reynolds, A. M., Conder, J., Blitzer, D., Baylis, B., Sunday, M., Lauten, P., Krotish, D., Fritz, S. Neural correlates of intensive mobility training and virtual environment rehabilitation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, April 2010. Montreal, Canada.

Education
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
B.A., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
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