I'm an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. I head the MAPLE (Memory And Psycholinguistics in Learning & Education) Lab, where we investigate language processing, memory, and their interaction.
I’m a Ph.D. student in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and part of the CNBC. Prior to graduate studies, I taught remedial reading and writing to adults which led me to my primary research interest in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of text and discourse processing. Outside of research, I enjoy traveling, solving puzzles, and playing board games.
I’m a Ph.D. student at Pitt in the Cognitive Psychology program. My research interests are in the processing of variability in language and using speaker knowledge during processing. Currently I am examining how listeners' comprehension systems process syntactic structure in non-native speakers. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, biking, cooking, and going to concerts.
Undergraduate Directed Research Students
I’m a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology, with planned minors in Chemistry and Linguistics. I am currently planning to attend graduate school and pursue a career in research and higher education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and exploring Pittsburgh.
I'm a current sophomore at the University of Pittsburg majoring in Health and Rehabilitation Science with planned minors in Dance, History, and Chemistry. I am planning to attend medical school post undergrad to pursue a career in medicine, specifically, dermatology. I also hope to continue to teach dance and choreograph after college. In my free time I enjoy taking dance classes, journaling, and playing piano
I am a senior Pitt undergrad student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Korean. I am interested in counselling psychology and hoping to be a counselor in the future. I also consider researching as a great thing to do as a career. In my free time, I love traveling, playing the piano and guitar, and watching Korean variety shows.
I'm a junior Psychology student minoring in Economics with a certificate in Corporate and Community Relations. Although I do not have a specific career goal, I am interested in the intersection of marketing and psychology. Outside of being a student, I love to play tennis, cook, and travel.
Laura worked in the MAPLE lab from fall 2015 to spring 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. She currently heads the Neuroscience of Education Research on Development (N.E.R.D.) Lab at the University of Alabama.
|Connie Qun Guan
Connie is a full professor at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, China. She visited the lab as a Sino-US Fullbright Scholar sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Caitlin was a Ph.D. student in Natasha Tokowicz's PLUM Lab who also worked with us in the MAPLE Lab. She is now a speech scientist with Amazon.
Afton is a PhD student in the School of Education Applied Developmental Psychology program who worked as a Graduate Student Researcher from summer 2016 to summer 2018.
Rachel is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology and Linguistics. She worked as lab coordinator from summer 2016 to summer 2018.
Cody was an honors student in the MAPLE Lab from fall 2018 to spring 2019. He began attending SUNY Albany as a graduate student in social psychology in fall 2019.
Rodica was an honors student in the MAPLE Lab from fall 2017 to spring 2018. She began attending UNLV as a graduate student in cognitive psychology in fall 2018.
Brenna was an honors student in the MAPLE Lab from spring 2017 to fall 2017. She began attending Shenandoah University as a Master's student in occupational therapy in fall 2018.
Directed Research and First Experiences in Research Student Alumni
|Irene Tandoc, Spring 2020|
|Brett Soltysiak, Fall 2019-Spring 2020|
|Suzy Wan, Fall 2019-Spring 2020|
|Angela Tanygin, Fall 2018-Spring 2020|
|Dongxiao Li, Spring 2019-Fall 2019|
|Chu Jiang, Spring 2019-Summer 2019|
|Alan Lu, Summer 2018-Spring 2019|
|Joanna Ye, Summer 2018-Spring 2019|
|Danni Zhang, Summer 2018-Fall 2018|
|Sophia Lu, Spring 2018-Fall 2018|
|Allison Hill, Spring 2018|
|Sriteja Gummadi, Fall 2017-Fall 2019|
|Robert Hines, Fall 2017-Spring 2018|
|Genevieve O'Brien, Fall 2016-Spring 2018|
|Alexis Hensel, Summer 2017|
|Sareen Ali, Summer 2017|
|Eva Bacas, Spring 2017-Fall 2017|
|Catherine Mowery, Spring 2017-Fall 2017|
|Carmen Sepulveda, Fall 2016-Spring 2017|
|Anisah Rafi, Spring 2016-Summer 2016|
|Emalee Dauginikas, Fall 2015|