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Duane Emerson Lundy

Associate Professor of Psychology
Tom Raper Hall 258
(765) 973-8602


  • Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, University of Louisville, 1998
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, Lakehead University, 1994
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Toronto, 1992

Current Research Interests

Empirical Aesthetics and Interpersonal Attraction

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Lundy, D. E. (2012). Degrees of quality: A method for quantifying aesthetic impact. Psychology Research, 2, 205-221.
  • Lundy, D. E. (in press). Critiquing the critics: Statistical analysis of music critics’ rating distributions as a measure of individual refinement. Empirical Studies of the Arts.
  • Lundy, D. E. (2010). A test of aesthetic consensus among professional modern music critics. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 28, 243-258.
  • Lundy, D. E., Schenkel, M. B., Akrie, T. N., & Walker, A. M. (2010). How important is beauty to you? The development of the Desire for Aesthetics Scale. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 28, 73-92.
  • Lundy, D. E. What Makes a Better Critic of the Arts? Minimizing Nonaesthetic Biases in Aesthetic Evaluation. Presentation at the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media Biennial Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 2012.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC, 1998-2006.
  • Promoted to Associate Professor, 2003. Granted tenure, 2005.
  • Visiting Professor, Furman University, Greenville, SC. Spring 2004

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Fullerton Foundation Teaching Award (Limestone College), 2002
  • South Carolina Psychological Association Research Award (Faculty Advisor), 2001