Faculty — alphabetical


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

Michael Coen

Contact Information

Dept. of Computer Sciences
6379 Computer Sciences and Statistics

Links: Department

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Sharon Derry

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Dept. of Educational Psychology

Links: Department

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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


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

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

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

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

Yafei Li

Contact Information

Dept. of Linguistics
Links: Lab

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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

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

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)

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

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

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

Jude W. Shavlik

Contact Information

Dept. of Computer Science
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 Science, Professor
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Professor
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, member
  • Genome Center, member

Current Projects

  • Machine Learning Research Group, researcher

Kristin Shutts

Contact Information

Dept. of Psychology
421 Psychololgy
(608) 265-8949

kshutts@wisc.edu


Links:Department, Lab

Research Keywords

social cognitive development, social categories and preferences in infancy and early childhood

Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, AssistantProfessor
  • Waisman Center

 

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

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

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.

Xiaojin Zhu

Contact Information

Dept. of Computer Science
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 Science, Assistant Professor

Current Projects

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