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 107

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

Research Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Research Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Director of Research and Operations, Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform Project

Specialties

  • Education for a Sustainable Future
  • Experiential Education
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages in Ecology
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Social-Ecological Systems

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

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

Field Experience 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

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

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

  • 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)

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 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

Affiliated Professor: Materials Science and Engineering, and Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Adjunct Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

906-487-2255
jaszczak@mtu.edu
Fisher 102

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education

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

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

Karla Saari Kitalong

Professor, Humanities

Director of Composition

(906) 487-3254
kitalong@mtu.edu
Walker 103

Links of Interest

Scott A. Kuhl

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Affiliated 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

Lorelle A. Meadows

Dean of the Pavlis Honors College

Specialties

  • STEM Education Research
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Service-Learning

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

Michele H. Miller

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise Co-Advisor

Engineering Education Innovation Research Group Director

906-487-3025
mhmiller@mtu.edu
MEEM 904

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Precision Engineering
  • MEMS
  • Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Self-directed learning
  • Teaching and learning hands-on ability
  • Vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding
  • Wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms
  • Machining of ceramics
  • Dynamic behavior of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Human factors in design

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

Amlan Mukherjee

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1952
amlan@mtu.edu
Dillman 201J

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management
  • Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios

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

Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

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

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

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

Selin Philip

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Peter Stacy

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Early Childhood Attachment Disorders
  • Alternative Approaches to Incarceration
  • Effective Treatment in Correctional Settings

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

Charles Wallace

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

906-487-3431
wallace@mtu.edu
205 Rekhi Hall

Area of Expertise

  • Sotware Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education

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