Faculty and Staff Directory

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2536
slamato@mtu.edu
Meese Center 103

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Bradley H. Baltensperger

Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2425
brad@mtu.edu
Meese Center 202

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education

Theodore J. Bornhorst

Director, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Adjunct Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2721
tjb@mtu.edu
A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Geology of metallic ore deposits with emphasis on geochemistry
  • Geology and native copper deposits of the Keweenawan Midcontinent rift system
  • Geology and mineral deposits of the Archean of Upper Peninsula of Michigan, especially the Ishpeming greenstone belt
  • Geochemistry and geology of selected metallic ore deposits in Finland
  • Statistical analysis of geoscience data
  • Environmental geochemistry as applied to metallic ore deposits

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Joan Chadde-Schumaker

Education Program Coordinator

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Great Lakes education and stewardship
  • Watershed management ; stream monitoring
  • Environmental education
  • Elementary engineering education
  • K-12 science education
  • K-12 teacher professional development
  • Communicating Science to a lay audience

Paul Charlesworth

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Undergraduate Advisor, Second-Year Students

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2702
pcharles@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 708A

Research Interests

  • Chemical education
  • Technology-supported learning
  • Online and Blended Classrooms
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Spatial Ability

Les Cook

Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2465
lpcook@mtu.edu
Administration Building 505

Emily A. Dare

Assistant Professor of STEM Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-3204
eadare@mtu.edu
Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • STEM Education
  • In-service teacher education
  • Teacher beliefs
  • Curriculum writing and assessment
  • Gender equity in science/STEM
  • Student interest in STEM

Joshua A. Ellis

Assistant Professor of STEM Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-3205
ellisj@mtu.edu
Meese Center 112

Research Interests

  • STEM Teaching and Learning
  • Educational Technology

Adam D. Feltz

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Ethics, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1132
adfeltz@mtu.edu
Meese Center

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Disagreement
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Group Interaction
Gina Goudge

Gina Goudge

Department Coordinator

906-487-3258
gmgoudge@mtu.edu
Meese Center 108

John D. Hill

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Design and enhancement of transportation systems, service systems, and occupational health and safety

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Factors
  • Transportation Safety and Policy
  • Service Systems
Judy A. Hilss

Judy A. Hilss

Certification Officer

Psychology Undergraduate Academic Advisor

906-487-3570
juanders@mtu.edu
Meese Center 106

Chipo Hungwe

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2873
chungwe@mtu.edu
Meese Center 204

Education

  • Master of Public Administration-Urban Studies, Michigan State University

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Masters International

Research Interests

  • Socio-historical perspectives on youth and adolescent development in relation to transitions to adulthood
  • Tools, technologies and culture (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Jacqueline Huntoon

Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2327
jeh@mtu.edu
Administration Building 411A

Research Interests

  • Geoscience Education
  • Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Deep-time Paleoclimatology
  • Evaluation and Assessment

John L. Irwin

Professor, School of Technology; Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Co-Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau

906-487-2525
jlirwin@mtu.edu
EERC 327

Research Interests

  • Problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM
  • Static and dynamic model simulation
  • Product and manufacturing work cell verification

Teaching Interests

  • Parametric modeling
  • Product design and development
  • CAE and FEA methods
  • Computer-aided manufacturing

John A. Jaszczak

Professor, Physics
Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education (College of Sciences and Arts)

Adjunct Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

906-487-3273
mjeon@mtu.edu
Meese Center 205, Rekhi Hall 202

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Human-Robot Interaction
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations
  • Aesthetic Computing/ Media Art

William A. Kennedy

Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-3302
wkennedy@mtu.edu
Meese Center 102

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Educational Reform and Redesign
  • Persuasion and Attitude Change

Scott A. Kuhl

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception

Amy Lark

Assistant Professor of Science Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1958
amlark@mtu.edu
Meese Center 209

Areas of Expertise

  • Science teacher education
  • Discipline-based education research
  • Science curriculum reform
  • Integration of content and practices

Michael R. Meyer

Center Director

B.S Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

M.S. Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth

(906) 487-1708
mrmeyer@mtu.edu
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Directs and coordinates center activities with those of other campus units
  • Holds pedagogical consultations with faculty and staff from all departments
  • Promotes new faculty development tools, training, and opportunities
  • Coordinates initiatives to support teaching and learning, such as the university testing center
  • Holds joint appointment as physics senior lecturer

Shane T. Mueller

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1159
shanem@mtu.edu
Meese Center 203

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Shawn Oppliger

Director, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education

906-482-0331
seopplig@mtu.edu

Links of Interest

Robert Pastel

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

906-487-1639
rpastel@mtu.edu
204 Rekhi Hall

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education

Peter Stacy

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Kelly S. Steelman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2792
steelman@mtu.edu
Meese Center 102

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design

Shari L. Stockero

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
103 Meese Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher Noticing
  • Teacher Learning
  • Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education

Carla Strome

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Kevin M. Trewartha

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control
  • Action

Paul Ward

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2065
pward@mtu.edu
Meese Center 105

Research Interests

  • Study of Expertise
  • Perceptual-Cognitive Skills
  • Training
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Applied Cognition
  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Sports Science