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

906-487-2460
brad@mtu.edu
Meese Center 107

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

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

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

Edward T. Cokely

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Graduate Program Director, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

906-487-2062
ecokely@mtu.edu
Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Abilities, Biases, and Individual Differences
  • Risk Communication and Informed Choice
  • User Experience and Cognitive Engineering
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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

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

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

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

Chipo Hungwe

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Chipo Hungwe

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Masters International

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural development perspectives in various contexts, including work, school, and informal settings. My current focus is on youth and adolescent development in relation to societal change.
  • Science education
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Development of spatial visualization abilities

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

Associate Professor, School of Technology and 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, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Program

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

906-487-3273
mjeon@mtu.edu
Meese Center 205

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ User eXperience Design
  • 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

Research Interests

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

Scott A. Kuhl

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Assistant 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

Instructor, 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

Melissa Luse

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Addiction
  • Resiliency in Children and Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Supported Education and Classroom Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Deborah M. Meyers

Deborah M. Meyers

Administrative Aide

906-487-2088
dmmeyers@mtu.edu
Meese Center 108

Rebecca Helminen Middlebrook

Communications Coach, School of Business and Economics

Instructor, Educational Technology, Perspectives, Engineering Enterprise

ramiddle@mtu.edu
202 Meese Center

Teaching Interests

  • Instructional technology
  • Writing
  • Blended learning/Hybrid instruction

Research Interests

  • Re-mediation of pedagogical practices in hybrid courses
  • Instructional technology integration
  • Blended/hybrid course development, design, and implementation

Shane T. Mueller

Assistant 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

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
Lori J. Witting

Lori J. Witting

Teacher Professional Development Coordinator

906-487-2263
lori@mtu.edu
Meese Center 112