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Holly Krech Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office Wallerstedt Social Science Center 25 Department of Religion & Philosophy Phone: 785.227.3380, x8251
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Holly Krech Thomas began teaching in the Psychology Department at Bethany College in 2012, after moving to Kansas from New York City, where she taught at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY.


She received her doctorate in cognitive science and linguistics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004.  With interests in cognitive psychology ranging from perception and attention to language processing, Krech Thomas’ research includes experimental studies about reading transfer and speech perception as well as pedagogical work on using contemplative practice in the classroom.


When not on campus, she teaches in the Christian education program at Christ Cathedral in Salina, volunteers in the PTA at her children’s school, and delights in riding her bicycle around town.