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

Jason R. Carter

  • Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Assistant to the VPR for Research Development
  • Affiliated 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

  • Director, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Paul Charlesworth

  • Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Affiliated 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
  • Director, North Central Association for Science 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

  • Associate 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
  • Meta-analysis
  • Risk Literacy
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
Rachelle Gariepy

Rachelle Gariepy

  • Teacher Professional Development Coordinator, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Office Assistant, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
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
  • Instructor, Social Sciences
906-487-2873
chungwe@mtu.edu
Meese Center 204/AOB 208

Kedmon N. Hungwe

  • Professor, 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 E. Huntoon

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-2440
jeh@mtu.edu
Administration Building 503

Specialties

  • Geoscience
  • Teacher Education
  • Evaluation and Assessment

John L. Irwin

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

Reserach 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
Nancy Jayne

Nancy D. Jayne

  • Assessment Coordinator
906-487-3570
ndjayne@mtu.edu
Meese Center 102

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

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 Meyer

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
Van Pelt and Opie Library 219

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

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
Rekhi Hall 204

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

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

Selin Philip

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
906-487-3265
sphilip@mtu.edu
Meese Center 204

Karla Saari Kitalong

  • Professor, Humanities
  • Director of Composition
906-487-3254
kitalong@mtu.edu
Walker 103

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
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
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

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
Meese Center 103

Areas of Expertise

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

Carla Strome

  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Yin-Yin (Sarah) Tan

  • Postdoc Researcher, Cognitive Psychology
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Cognitive Psychology
Cell: 906-275-9436
yinyint@mtu.edu

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

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-2171
eveinott@mtu.edu
Meese Center 111

Charles Wallace

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

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

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