My area of specialty is Cognitive Developmental Psychology. My research interests include lexical and conceptual development in infancy, development of symbolic understanding and intense interests and expertise in children. I also am very interested in student development and predictors of success and persistence among undergraduates. I no longer have a laboratory in the Psychology Department and am not able to supervise students at this time.

Past Affiliations

Dean, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, University College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (past)

Chief Academic Officer, Office of Academic Affairs, Academic and Research Units, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

PhD, Emory University, Psychology, 1992
MS, University of Massachusetts, Psychology, 1989
BS, University of Massachusetts, Psychology, 1987
adoption language acquisition psychology cognitive development or processes human learning and memory cognitive psychology faculty development undergraduate education visual perception child development
International Society on Infant Studies
Society for Research in Child Development