Joe Hellige, Ph.D.



Executive Vice President & Provost,
Loyola Marymount University

Office: University Hall 4820
Telephone: (310) 338-4280


1966-1970 Saint Mary's College, Winona, Minnesota, 
B. A., May, 1970 (Major in Psychology)
1970-1972 University of Wisconsin--Madison
M. A., Psychology, June, 1972
1972-1974 University of Wisconsin--Madison
Ph. D., Psychology, August, 1974.

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Cognitive psychology; cognitive neuroscience; higher education

Brief Bio:

After receiving my Ph.D. degree in 1974, I joined the psychology department faculty of the University of Southern California, where I remained until 2007. While at USC, I also served as psychology department chair from 1992 – 1997 and served as Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of the Graduate School from 1997 – 2005. I moved to LMU in the summer of 2007 to become Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Psychology. From 2010 – 2012 I served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Office and since June 2012 I am serving as Executive Vice president and Provost.  My primary research interests include human cognition and information processing; processing asymmetries of the human cerebral hemispheres; individual differences in cognitive processing and functional cerebral organization; interaction of the two hemispheres in the normal brain; mechanisms of attention; age-related changes in cognitive processing; hemispheric asymmetry in clinical populations, including Alzheimer's patients and schizophrenics. I have served as Action Editor for the journal Brain and Cognition and on the editorial boards of several other journals.

Recent Publications:

Hellige, J. B. (1993; 2001 paperback) Hemispheric Asymmetry: What's Right and What's Left. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Cherry, B. J., Adamson, M., Duclos, A., & Hellige, J. B. (2005) Aging and individual variation in interhemispheric interaction and hemispheric asymmetry, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 12, 316-339.

Caligiuri, M. P., Hellige, J. B., Cherry, B. J., Kwok, W., Lulow, L. L., & Lohr, J. B. (2005) Lateralized cognitive dysfunction and psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia,Schizophrenia Research, 80, 151-161.

Lohr, J. B., Hellige, J. B., Cherry, B. J., Lulow, L., Kwok, W., & Caligiuri, M. P. (2006) Impaired hemispheric communication in schizophrenia: A study using the consonant-vowel-consonant task. Schizophrenia Research, 87, 279-288.

Hellige, J. B., & Adamson, M. M. (2006) Laterality across the world’s languages. In K. Brown, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd Ed, (pp. 709-718). Elsevier: Oxford.

Adamson, M. M., & Hellige, J. B. (2006) Hemispheric differences for identification of words and nonwords in Urdu-English bilinguals. Neuropsychology, 20, 232-248.

Hellige, J. B. (2006) Evolution of brain lateralization in humans. Cognition, Brain, Behavior10, 211-234.

Parker, W. H., Johns, A., & Hellige, J. B. (2007) Avoiding complications of laparoscopic surgery: Lessons from cognitive science and crew resource management. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology14, 379-388.

Patel, U., & Hellige, J. B. (2007). Benefits of interhemispheric collaboration can be eliminated by mixing stimulus formats that involve different cortical access routes. Brain and Cognition63, 145-158.

Hellige, J. B., & Adamson, M. M. (2007) Hemispheric differences in processing handwritten cursive. Brain and Language102, 215-227.

Hellige, J. B. (2008). Interhemispheric interaction in the lateralized brain. In B. Stemmer & H. A. Whitaker (Eds.), Handbook of the neuroscience of language (pp. 257-266). Oxford: Elsevier.

Hellige, J. B. (2010). Hemispheric specialization: Language, space and sexual differentiation. In G. Koob, M. Le Moal & R. Thompson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience. (pp. 21-26) Oxford: Elsevier.

Hellige, J. B., Laeng, B., & Michimata, C. (2010). Processing asymmetries in the visual system. In K. Hugdahl (Ed.), The Two Halves of the Brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Cherry, B. J., Yamashiro, M., Anderson, E., Barrett, C., Adamson, M. M., & Hellige, J. B. (2010). Exploring interhemispheric collaboration in older compared to younger adults. Brain and Cognition, 72, 218-227.

Patel, U., Barakat, B K., Romero, R. R., Apodaca, D., Hellige, J. B., & Cherry, B. J. (In preparation). Interhemispheric collaboration: Digits and dots.