Faculty and Staff Directory

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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

Meese Center 202

Research Interests

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

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

Edward T. Cokely

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Predictive Modeling & Psychometrics
  • Risk Communication & Informed Decision Making
  • User Experience & Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Adam D. Feltz

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

Meese Center

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Disagreement
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Group Interaction
Judy A. Hilss

Judy A. Hilss

Certification Officer

Psychology Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Meese Center 106

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)

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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

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

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

Department Coordinator

Meese Center 108

Rebecca Helminen Middlebrook

Communications Coach, School of Business and Economics

Instructor, Educational Technology, Perspectives, Engineering Enterprise

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

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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


Links of Interest

Peter Stacy

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Kelly S. Steelman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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

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

Lori J. Witting

Lori J. Witting

Teacher Professional Development Coordinator

Meese Center 112