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I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University.

Along with my advisor, Dr. Clarissa A. Thompson, and the Cognitive Development Lab, I study students’ mathematics learning.

My research is focused on how children’s understanding of earlier mathematics concepts can both help and hinder new learning, and ways of integrating new learning with prior knowledge. In particular, I’m interested in the relationship between children’s understanding of whole numbers and new learning about fractions. For example, our research suggests that children’s whole number division concepts can be leveraged to support fraction division concepts, but only under certain instructional conditions.

I did my PhD in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Dr. Martha Alibali in her Cognitive Development and Communication Lab.

If you’d like more information about my work, please feel free to contact me and check back here for more updates!