Faculty Profile

John D. Kulpa, PhD

Dr. Kulpa holds a PhD in Psychology from New Mexico State University in the United States. He has published research on the relation between perception and action, the learning of novel skills, and the effectiveness of educational interventions. His MA and PhD theses (respectively) explored performance of motor skills under pressure and computer-automated methods for measuring and modeling subjective similarity judgments. He has also conducted preliminary research on problem gambling. Dr. Kulpa is an experienced teacher and educational innovator, favoring close engagement with students through Socratic dialogue, team- and problem-based learning, teaching/learning theatre, and intelligently balancing technology-mediated and in-person experiences. His current research and pedagogical interests include the use of simulation in medical education, the place of medical humanities, medical ethics from a phenomenological point of view, contextual considerations in the practice of medicine, self-care for students and medical professionals, and how to live your best life with others.