Areas of Interest

  • science of human learning and memory, and its translation to educational contexts and systems
  • learning analytics
  • educational data mining
  • self-regulated learning
  • student engagement
  • student motivation

I study the relationships between cognitive theories of human learning, psychological theories of student engagement, and what goes on in college classes. In particular, I'm interested in understanding causal mechanisms and interactions between aspects of teaching and learning in authentic educational contexts, and accordingly, my research emphasizes the use of experimental methods in real classes.

Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology
PhD, Indiana University, Cognitive Science, 2018
MSc, University of California San Diego, Cognitive Science, 2005
BSc, Indiana University Bloomington, Cognitive Science, 2002