Dr. Sundermeier teaches courses in statistics, research methods and cognitive psychology. His research interests include understanding how people solve insight problems, the psychology of human-nature interaction, language processing, reading comprehension and replicating high-profile psychology research studies.


  • PhD, Cognitive and Biological Psychology - University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN
  • BA, Mathematics and Psychology - St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN

Prior Positions

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2008-2014)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Williams College, Williamstown, MA (2005-2008


  • Sanchez, C., Sundermeier, B., Gray, K., & Calin-Jageman, R. J. (2017). Direct replication of Gervais Norenzayan (2012): No evidence that analytic thinking decreases religious belief. PLOS ONE, 12(2), e0172636.

  • Virtue, S., & Sundermeier, B. (2016). What Can Neuroimaging Research Tell Us About Inference Generation during Text Comprehension?: Neuroimaging and Inferences. Language and Linguistics Compass, 10(6): 257-271.