Lab members

Post-doctoral scholars:

Joshua Morris

Dr. Joshua Morris

Josh is a postdoctoral research associate in the Learning and Cognition Lab, LCL lab. He is most interested in classroom-based research about how to foster critical thinking through collaborative activities. He is currently working on the ICAP project and examining ways to help teachers use the ICAP framework to develop and revise their instructional practice to optimize their students’ cognitive engagement. Josh received his PhD from Illinois where he worked with Richard Anderson on the Collaborative Reasoning project. Before graduate school, Josh taught 5th grade at the Benchmark School in Media, Pennsylvania.

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Graduate Students:

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Man Su

Man Su is a second year PhD student in the Learning, Literacies, and Technologies program at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Her research interests include the design, development, integration and evaluation of immersive learning experience for bilingual community. Man is originally from Beijing, China and has been a certified Chinese teacher for 5 years. She earned a M.A. in bilingual education at Teachers College Columbia University. At the Learning and Cognition Lab, she is currently working on developing an ICAP-focused rubric for educational software evaluation. 

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Jesse Ha

Jesse is a doctoral student in Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s college and research assistant in the Learning and Cognition Lab directed by Dr. Michelene Chi. He received his B.A. in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, his M.A. in Theological studies from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and his M.S in Adolescent Mathematics Education from Saint Johns University. Before entering his Ph.D program, Jesse taught at a private school in Seoul, South Korea for 6 years and founded and taught at EPIC high school north in New York City for 4 years. Jesse's research interests focus on quantitative methodology, digital notetaking, learning sciences, education technology, and collaborative learning.

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Student Workers:

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Nicole Boucher

Nicole is a double major in Psychology (BS) and Political Science (BS) with a minor in Philosophy under The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. As well, she is a student of Barret, The Honors College. She joined the lab as a Research Assistant in January 2018 and has been with the lab ever since.
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