Dr. Kravitz received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University under the mentorship of Dr. Marlene Behrmann. During his time in her lab he proposed and empirically supported a theory of visual attention grounded in the principles of parallel distributed processing. Following graduation he worked for several years in the lab of Dr. Chris Baker at the NIH. During his time their he conducted ground breaking research in object and scene processing utilizing bleeding edge high-field, high-resolution, multivariate imaging techniques which he help develop. He was the recipient of the Julius Axelrod prize and memorial fellowship. Since 2013, Dr. Kravitz has been an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at George Washington University where he has continued his research in human neuroscience and expanded his focus into "big data". In 2018 he founded and now co-directs new undergraduate majors in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience.