Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2020
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2016
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2012
  • B.A., Music Theory/Composition, McDaniel College, 2006
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified English XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
Academic Appointments
  • Graduate Instructor of Record, Introduction to Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015-2017
Professional Affiliations
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • The Psychonomic Society
  • Society for Music Perception

Dr. Nave-Blodgett specializes in the study of human sensation and perception, attention, cognition, and auditory processing. She has a background in cognitive and developmental psychology investigating how infants, children, adolescents, and adults perceive, understand, and attend to events in their auditory environment. 

At Exponent, Dr. Nave-Blodgett applies her expertise in perception, attention, and cognition to investigate human factors in pedestrian and transportation accidents and injuries, consumer product use, and communication of risk and compliance with warnings. She has experience designing, executing, and analyzing studies that compare how information is perceived across different age groups ranging from young childhood to adulthood. Her expertise in research and experimental design is complemented by her ability to effectively communicate complex scientific concepts and knowledge to a wide variety of professional and community audiences.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Nave-Blodgett completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her graduate work ranged from the perception of time and structure in music, the development of musical beat perception, the influence of expertise on auditory and visual perception, to the influence on cultural background on music and speech perception and production. She also collaborated on studies of auditory perception that examined individual differences in the ability to perceptually separate multiple sound sources in a confusing environment, and individuals' ability (or inability) to identify changes in complex auditory environments.