Dr. Ferebee holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern and certification in Neuroscience Foundations from Harvard University. She performs research in persuasive technology, social media, the neuroscience of persuasion and trust in virtual communication. Recent areas of research are the neuroscience of reading and perception, the neuroscience of stress, and development of a stress spectrum model to help examine the influence of PTSD on returning military students. An additional area of current research is Native Americans' social identity influence on their higher education success, and the relationship between mindfulness meditation and critical thinking.. Dr. Ferebee presents often at academic conferences and is published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ferebee serves as a Research Fellow for the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as a chair and committee member for dissertation students. Dr. Ferebee also writes curriculum for and teaches for the Duke TIP summer program, a program for gifted middle school students.