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
Brenda Bergman

Brenda Bergman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

906-487-2588
bgbergma@mtu.edu
Meese Center 204

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

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

Student Teaching Coordinator, Teacher Education

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

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • STEM Education
  • Educational Technology

Research Interests

  • Facilitating the development of pre-service and in-service teachers’ reflective practice in online, blended, and face-to-face learning environments
  • Promoting model-based and engineering-integrated science instruction through STEM integration
  • Designing and creating dynamic, student-centered online learning environments for educators

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
Rachelle Gariepy

Rachelle Gariepy

Office Assistant

906-487-2460
rmgariep@mtu.edu
Meese Center 108
Gina Goudge

Gina Goudge

Department Coordinator

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

Judy A. Hilss

Certification Officer

Psychology Undergraduate Academic Advisor

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

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Masters International

Research Interests

  • Social contexts of development with a focus on youthhood and youth-to-adult transitions.
  • Tools, technologies and culture (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

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

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

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

Selin Philip

Selin Philip

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

906-487-3265
sphilip@mtu.edu
Meese Center 204

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

Elizabeth Veinott

Faculty, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2171
eveinott@mtu.edu
Meese Center 111