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Rupa G. Gordon

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Rupa Gupta Gordon received her B.S. in neurobiology from Purdue University and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Iowa.  

Her work at Iowa focused on understanding the effects of focal brain injury on social behavior, decision-making, and memory.  

At Augustana, her research focuses on behavioral and physiological synchrony in conversation, or our ability to easily pick up on the behaviors and physiological responses of our conversational partners.  

Dr. Gordon regularly teaches Introduction to Neuroscience, Advanced Seminar in Neuroscience, Statistics, Research Methods, and Senior Inquiry.


  • B.S., Purdue University
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa