Faculty — departmental



Jan Edwards

Contact Information

Dept. of Communicative Disorders
341 Goodnight Hall
(608) 262-6474

jedwards2@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

language acquisition, phonological acquisition, language disorders, phonological disorders, cross-linguistic acquisition

Affiliations

  • Department of Communicative Disorders, Professor
  • Waisman Center, Research Scientist
  • Department of Psychology, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Principle Investigator, paidologos project

Susan Ellis Weismer

Contact Information

Dept. of Communicative Disorders

Lab: 473 Waisman Center
(608) 263-8861

ellisweismer@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

language disorders, language development, language processing, language and cognition, specific language impairment, late talkers, autism

Affiliations

  • Department of Communicative Disorders, Professor
  • Waisman Center, Investigator
  • Associate Dean for Research for the College of Letters and Science
  • Department of Psychology, affiliate
  • Department of Educational Psychology - Human Development, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Language Processes Lab, Waisman Center
  • Principle Investigator, Toddler Talk Project (NIH R01)
  • Principle Investigator, Interdisciplinary Research Training in Speech and Language Pathology (NIH T32)

Marios Fourakis

Contact Information

Dept. of Communicative Disorders
466 Goodnight Hall
(608) 262-7491

fourakis@wisc.edu
Links: Department

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Research Keywords

language acquisition, phonological acquisition, language disorders, phonological disorders, cross-linguistic acquisition

Affiliations

  • Department of Communicative Disorders, Associate Professor

Current Projects

  • Production and Perception of Speech Project
  • project examining the effects of the outer and middle ear transfer function on vowel recognition by persons fitted with cochlear implants
  • project developing a word recognition tests for persons with cochlear implants using a female voice instead of the standard male voice

Ruth Litovsky

Contact Information

Dept. of Communicative Disorders
378 Goodnight Hall

Lab: 521 Waisman Center
(608) 262-5045

litovsky@waisman.wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

binaural hearing, auditory development, degraded speech, cochlear implants

Affiliations

  • Department of Communicative Disorders, Associate Professor
  • Waisman Center, researcher
  • Department of Psychology, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Director, Binaural Hearing and Speech Project

Lyn Turkstra

Contact Information

Dept. of Communicative Disorders
474 Goodnight Hall
(608) 262-7583

lsturkstra@wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

neurological communication disorders, social cognition, brain injury

Affiliations

  • Department of Communicative Disorders, Associate Professor
  • Neuroscience Training Program, affiliate
  • Department of Neurological Surgery, adjunct

Current Projects

  • Communication and Cognition Lab
  • Collaboration with Seth Pollak and Julia Evans (UCSD): Working memory for emotions in adolescents with specific language impairment or traumatic brain injury
  • Collaboration with Len Abbeduto: Social cognition in adolescent females with Fragile X Syndrome


Michael Coen

Charles Dyer

Contact Information

Dept. of Computer Sciences
6379 Computer Sciences and Statistics
(608) 262-1965

dyer@cs.wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

computer vision, image analysis, image processing

Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Sciences, Professor
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, affiliate
  • Eye Research Institute, leadership committee member
  • Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine Training Program, trainer

Current Projects


Jude W. Shavlik

Contact Information

Dept. of Computer Sciences
6357 Computer Science and Statistics
(608) 262-7784

Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
6740 Medical Sciences Center
(608) 263-7625

shavlik@cs.wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

computer science, computational biology, machine learning

Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Sciences, Professor
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Professor
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, member
  • Genome Center, member

Current Projects

  • Machine Learning Research Group, researcher

Xiaojin Zhu

Contact Information

Dept. of Computer Sciences
4369 Computer Sciences and Statistics
(608) 890-0129

jerryzhu@cs.wisc.edu
Links: Department

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Research Keywords

computer science, statistical machine learning, semi-supervised learning, natural language processing

Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Sciences, Assistant Professor

Current Projects

  • Statistical Machine Learning from Labeled and Unlabeled Data
  • Text-to-Picture Synthesis for Human Computer Communication


Sharon Derry

Contact Information

Dept. of Educational Psychology
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Charles Kalish

Contact Information

Dept. of Educational Psychology
1057 Educational Sciences
(608) 262-0840

cwkalish@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

inductive inference, categorization, social cognition, development, culture & cognition

Affiliations

  • Department of Educational Psychology - Learning Sciences & Human Development, Professor
  • Waisman Center, Study of Children’s Thinking
  • Department of Psychology, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Director, Study of Children's Thinking project
  • Co-organizer, Cognitive Development Research Group

Mitchell Nathan

Contact Information

Dept. of Educational Psychology
1069 Educational Sciences
(608) 262-0831

Lab: 685A Educational Sciences
(608) 263-0563

mnathan@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

cognition, representation, mathematics learning and teaching, algebra learning, science learning

Affiliations

  • Department of Educational Psychology - Learning Sciences, Associate Professor
  • Department of Curriculum & Instruction, affiliate
  • Department of Psychology, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Principle investigator for the STAAR project, Collaborative Research: Understanding and Cultivating the Transition from Arithmetic to Algebraic Reasoning (Funded by the IERI program from NSF, US Dept of Ed and NICHD)
  • Co-PI for "The role of visual scaffolding in students' mathematics learning: Evidence from early algebra," sponsored by the U. S. Dept. of Education-Institute of Educational Sciences (IES)


Eric Raimy

Contact Information

English Department
7123 Helen C. White
(608) 263-6870

raimy@wisc.edu
Links: Department

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Research Keywords

phonology, morphology, language acquisition, computational phonology, computational linguistics, phonology, reduplication, language acquisition

Affiliations

  • English Department - English Language and Linguistics, Assistant Professor

Anja Wanner

Contact Information

English Department
6111 Helen C. White
(608) 263-3807

awanner@facstaff.wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

language, structure, syntax, morphology, semantics, text, variation, grammar, theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics

Affiliations

  • English Department - English Language and Linguistics, Associate Professor

Current Projects

  • "Deconstructing the English Passive" (monograph)
  • "Syntactic Variation and (Emerging) Genres" (edited volume)
  • "Linguistic Voices on Campus" podcast, dealing with common beliefs about language.

Yafei Li

Contact Information

Dept. of Linguistics




 

Larry Shapiro

Contact Information

Dept. of Philosophy
5113 Helen C. White
(608) 263-3728

lshapiro@wisc.edu
Links: Department

Research Keywords

philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, embodied cognition

Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Professor



Giulio Tononi

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychiatry
1334 UW Psychiatric Institute and Clinics
(608) 263-6063

gtononi@facstaff.wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, neurobiology, psychological disorders, computational neuroscience, learning and memory, neurological imaging, molecular biology, gene expression

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychiatry, Professor
  • Neuroscience Training Program, affiliate
  • Distinguished Chair for Consciousness Sciences

Current Projects

  • PI for research, Center for Sleep and Consciousness


Martha Alibali

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
520 Psychology
(608) 262-0837
(608) 263-0757 (Lab)

679 Educational Sciences
(608) 263-1811

mwalibali@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

developmental psychology, cognitive development, educational psychology, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, gesture, math education

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • Department of Educational Psychology, affiliate
  • Researcher, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Current Projects

  • Director, Cognitive Development & Communication Lab
  • Co-PI, Understanding and Cultivating the Transition from Arithmetic to Algebraic Reasoning
  • Co-PI, Does Visual Scaffolding Facilitate Students’ Mathematics Learning? Evidence From Early Algebra
  • Co-PI, The Role of Gesture in Thinking and Speaking

Morton Ann Gernsbacher

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
597 Psychology
(608) 262-6989

MAGernsb@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, language processing, neurodiversity

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology
  • Waisman Center, researcher

Current Projects

  • Director, Language Comprehension Lab and Autism Research

Arthur Glenberg

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
420 Psychology
(608) 262-8992

glenberg@wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

cognitive psychology (of language comprehension), educational psychology, embodied cognition, language comprehension, reading

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • Educational Psychology, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Principle Investigator, Laboratory for Embodied Cognition

Keith Kluender

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
528 Psychology
(608) 262-9884 or
(608) 262-6110

krkluend@wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

perception, psycholinguistics, speech perception, auditory perception

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor

Current Projects

  • Director, Wisconsin Speech Perception Laboratory

Maryellen MacDonald

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
532 Psychology
(608) 262-3986

mcmacdonald@wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

psycholinguistics, language comprehension, language production, language acquisition

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • UW-Madison Institute on Aging, affiliate
  • Director, Training Program in Language (NIH training grant)

Current Projects

  • Co-director, Language & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
  • Senior Center Investigator, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Yuri Miyamoto

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
418 Psychology
(608) 890-1035

ymiyamoto@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

social and cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, sociology, anthropology

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor

Current Projects

  • Director, Culture and Cognition Project

Colleen Moore

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
422 Psychology
(608) 263-4868

cfmoore@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

psychology, behavioral toxicology

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • Harlow Laboratory for Biological Psychology, researcher
  • Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, team teaching commitment
  • Religious Studies Program, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Uncertainty and ethical reasoning about environmental issues
  • Effects of prenatal alcohol and/or stress on development in nonhuman primates

Seth Pollak

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
317 Psychology
(608) 265-8190

Lab: 198 Psychology
(608) 262-6647

Lab: 527 Waisman Center
(608) 262-5148

spollak@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

emotion, child development, learning, learning mechanisms, cognitive/affective/social neuroscience

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • Department of Pediatrics, affiliate
  • Department of Psychiatry, affiliate
  • Researcher, Waisman Center
  • NIMH Research Network on Adolescent Brain Maturation and Emotion Regulation
  • NIMH Research Network on Early Experience, Stress Neurobiology and Prevention Science

Current Projects

  • Investigator, Social and Affective Processes Unit, Waisman Center
  • Director, Child Emotion Research Lab

Brad Postle

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
515 Psychology
(608) 262-4330

postle@wisc.edu
Links: Department, Lab

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Research Keywords

cognitive neuroscience, working memory, general fluid intelligence, attention, fMRI, rTMS

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Associate Professor
  • Department of Psychiatry, affiliate
  • UW-Madison Institute on Aging, affiliate
  • Neuroscience Training Program, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Director, Postle Lab: A Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Timothy T. Rogers

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
524 Brogden Hall
(608) 262-0808

ttrogers@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

cognitive neuroscience, computer modeling, semantic memory, object recognition, dementia, connectionist models, language

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor

Current Projects

  • Lab director, Knowledge and Concepts Laboratory

Jenny Saffran

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
528 Psychology
(608) 262-9942

jsaffran@wisc.edu

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Research Keywords

learning, language, development, music, infancy

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • Group Coordinator, Communication and Cognitive Processes Group, Waisman Center

Current Projects

  • Laboratory Director, Infant Learning Laboratory