Thomas W. Pierce Thomas Pierce is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Radford University. He has been teaching statistics and research methods since coming to Radford in 1992. He has a B.A. in Psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maine. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging at Duke University Medical Center. His research interests are in the areas of aging and cognitive function, stress and human performance, and time series analysis of behavioral and physiological data.