Dr. Ruth E. Propper is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Montclair State University, where she is the director of the Cerebral Lateralization Laboratory. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in Cognitive Neuropsychology, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Mental Health Research Center, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Harvard Medical School, in the laboratory of Drs. Allan Hobson and Robert Stickgold. There, she studied the role of sleep and dreaming on memory consolidation. She was also a Visiting Researcher in the Golby Laboratory: A Surgical Brain Mapping Laboratory, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, examining individual differences in handedness effects on brain organization.
Propper has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, 2 book chapters, and more than 50 presentations at national and international conferences. She extensively mentors undergraduate and graduate research students, training more than 50 students in her laboratory over the course of her career to date.