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Tanya Karam-Zanders

Associate Teaching Professor

Forensic Psychology

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

2 Simcoe Street - Room 618-B
Downtown Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. N/A


Dr. Tanya Karam-Zanders earned her doctoral degree in cognitive and developmental psychology in 2014 from Louisiana State University in the U.S. She served for two years as Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University (NSU) before moving to Toronto but continues to work for NSU remotely. Dr. Karam-Zanders maintains an active program of research in cognitive psychology. Her research examines various aspects of human memory, including emotionality and memory, meta-cognition and person memory, as evidenced by her publications and conference presentations. Dr. Karam-Zanders also has impressive teaching experience, including a wide variety of psychology courses (e.g. Introduction to Learning, Sleep and Arousal, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Learning and Memory, Thinking and Decision Making) at various universities (Louisiana State University, Northwestern State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Trent University, University of Toronto, and Ryerson University).


  • BA, Psychology University of Waterloo
  • MA, Cognitive and Social Psychology Ball State University
  • PhD, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology Louisiana State University

Courses taught

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Psychology

Research and expertise

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Human memory
  • Emotionality and memory
  • Meta-cognition and person memory