Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.

Dr. Joshua Ewen

Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine 
School of Medicine

I am interested in the use of neurophysiological techniques to study neurological conditions that affect children and adults.

Dr. Lisa Feigenson

Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in how infants and children perceive, learn and reason about the world around them. Specific domains include numerical cognition, object-based attention, and short-term memory in infants and young children.

Dr. Chaz Firestone

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences  
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in understanding how seeing, thinking, and learning interact.

Dr. Kelly R. Fisher

Executive Director, Science of Learning Institute;  Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jonathan Flombaum

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in visual learning and how visual information is used by, and sometimes limits thoughts and behaviors.

Dr. David Foster

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in the neural underpinnings of learning. Specifically, how large populations of neurons encode and process information to support learning and behavior in awake, behaving animals.

Dr. Constantine Frangakis

Professor, Departments of Biostatistics & Radiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine

I am interested in developing designs and methods of analyses to evaluate treatments in medicine, public health and policy (causal inference).

Dr. Kristin Gagnier

Assistant Director of Dissemination, Translation, and Education, Science of Learning Institute and Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Cognitive Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in developing interventions that apply cognitive science principles to solve societal problems. My work is focused on the application of cognitive science learning principles to education and community practice.

Dr. Michela Gallagher

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

I am interested in the neural systems that serve a role in learning, memory and attention.

Dr. Donald Geman

Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Center for Imaging Science
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in computational vision, bioinformatics, and statistical learning.