Read below to learn more about the CUB lab research team and what their favorite games were growing up. To read more about what types of games and tasks children can complete in the lab, click here.

Research Director

Stephanie Dr. Stephanie Miller (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Stephanie is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at The University of Mississippi. She studies the development and emergence of behavioral control, and its relation to social (e.g., communication, friendships, parenting) and cognitive processes (e.g., memory). Stephanie has published in professional academic journals such as the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Developmental Psychology. In her free time Stephanie likes to cook, bead, travel, and loved solving puzzle games with friends growing up.



Graduate Students

Reagan Pearce (M.A., University of Mississippi)

Reagan is a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology program at the University of Mississippi. Her research interests focus on how different factors, like movement or mindfulness, may encourage self regulation during preschool. When she is not in school, she enjoys being outside, going on road trips, and playing with her dog, Oby.




Biju Rajbhandari (B.A., Lawrence University)

Biju is a graduate student at Ole Miss. She obtained her B.A. at Lawrence University where she researched mindfulness and executive function with preschool children.  She is excited to continue research in this area while at Ole Miss. Biju enjoys traveling to different places and learning about different cultures. As a child, she loved to rollerblade with her siblings.

Lab Manager

Mary Rogers Merrell

Mary Rogers is currently a senior at Ole Miss majoring in psychology with minors in sociology and society and health. She worked as a research assistant in the Spring of 2021 so this is her second semester working with the CUB Lab. After graduating in May of 2022, she plans to attend graduate school where she will work towards obtaining her masters in counseling! Mary Rogers’ hobbies include walking with friends, and playing with her dogs.



Undergraduate Research Assistants

Alexis Bass

Alexis is a Junior at Ole Miss majoring in psychology with minors in education and english. This is currently her second semester as an undergraduate research assistant in the CUB Lab. She hopes to attend a masters program after graduating, and spending a career working with children and mental health. When she’s not in school, she’s working at a local pizza restaurant or playing with her dogs.



Racheal Embry

Racheal is currently a Sophomore at Ole Miss majoring in Psychology with a minor in education. After graduating from Ole Miss, she plans to pursue graduate school for Psychology. This is Racheal’s first semester as a research assistant in the CUB Lab. Outside of school, Racheal enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family.


Kallen Mitchell


Kallen is a sophomore at Ole Miss pursuing a major in psychology and minors in Italian and anthropology. Post-college she hopes to attend graduate school for psychology, although her ultimate goal in life is to own her own coffee shop. In her free time, Kallen enjoys embroidery and singing karaoke in her car. This is Kallen’s first semester with CUB Lab, and she holds the position of an RA.


Meridith Morris

Meridith is a senior at Ole Miss majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. After graduating she plans to attend
graduate school for clinical mental health counseling. This is Meridith’s second semester in the CUB lab. She enjoys spending time with her friends and going to Ole Miss football games.


Emeri Nosal

Emeri Nosal is currently a junior at the University of Mississippi and is studying psychology with a minor in chemistry and biological science. After graduation, Emeri hopes to attend medical school to become a pediatrician. This will be Emeri’s first semester as a research assistant in the CUB lab. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and working out.