Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, College of Arts & Sciences
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After completing my undergraduate work at Tufts University in 1988, I attended graduate school at Brown University. I earned my master's degree at Brown under the direction of Gregory Murphy, with whom I studied basic memory and language processes. I then pursued my doctoral work under the direction of Kathryn Spoehr, one of the first psychologists to formally study hypermedia-based learning. This avenue allowed me to apply the knowledge I gained about basic cognition to understanding the processes underlying learning from, what was then, a new technology to students and educators. After completing that work, I won a James S. McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral award that allowed me to work at the University of California at Berkeley, under the direction of Joseph Campione and Ann Brown. I have been at UMass since 1994 where I have continued my research on technology-assisted learning. I am also pursuing my interest in basic memory processes, turning some of my attention to laboratory studies of memory errors. I am currently serving as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Arts & Sciences.