Caitlin Mills

Caitlin Mills joined the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 2018 as an assistant professor in the psychology department. Her research focuses on cognitive psychology, mind wandering, and affect. Dr. Mills had mentored undergraduate students before and currently has three Ph.D. students studying topics related to mind wandering. All three were very helpful additional mentors for Tyler’s work. She says that despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, tools like Slack and Zoom made remote communication easy, allowing them to collect their data remotely and move ahead with their project. According to Dr. Mills, mentoring Tyler as he wrote his Inquiry article was a great opportunity for them to consider how their work has broader impacts in society. Their usual approach relies on specialized terminology and statistics, but writing for Inquiry required a different approach, which was a helpful exercise for both.