Richard Russell is an associate professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, where he directs the Perception Lab.  He investigates the visual perception of people.  His work links physical regularities of the face to social perception, for example exploring how male and female faces differ, how faces change with age, and how faces are changed by makeup.  

Richard has a B.A. in Neuroscience from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from MIT.  His work has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, the BBC, and Scientific American.  His discovery that some people are face “super-recognizers” has begun to revolutionize policing, especially in the UK.