Cognitive and Learning Sciences

ACSHF Faculty

Primary Program Faculty

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

  • Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Shane T. Mueller

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Erich Petuschek

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Samantha Smith

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cognitive demand of physical tasks
  • Cognitive state assessment
  • Multitasking
  • Sustained attention 

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design

Kevin M. Trewartha

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Links of Interest

Lab Website

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control

Elizabeth Veinott

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques

Allied Faculty

Bradley H. Baltensperger

  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

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

Paul Ward

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Study of Expertise
  • Perceptual-Cognitive Skills
  • Training
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Applied Cognition
  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Sports Science