Our Experts

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


Dr. Nancy Madden

Professor, School of Education; President and Co-Founder, Sucess for All
School of Education

I am interested in literacy and instruction and working to develop educational programs to increase achievement, particularly for disadvantaged students.

Susan Magsamen

Senior Advisor on Community Partnerships

Dr. Anand Malpani

Assistant Research Scientist
Whiting School of Engineering

My research focus towards understanding human learning in the context of surgical skills, and how technology can actively augment human learning using coaching and skill information from experts.

Dr. Anand Mattay

Investigator and Director of the Neuroimaging Core Facility at the Lieber Institute
School of Medicine

I am interested in individual gene effects on brain structure in typical populations and in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Michael McCloskey

Professor, Department of Cognitive Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in cognitive deficits in children and adults with brain damage or learning disabilities, including deficits in visual perception, reading, spelling, and memory.

Dr. Tamar Mendelson

Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

I am interested in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of prevention strategies to improve maternal and child mental health, with a focus on underserved urban populations.

Dr. Michael Miller

Herschel & Ruth Seder Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Center for Imaging Science
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in computer vision and image understanding.

Dr. Joseph Monaco

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Mind/Brain Institute and Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in computational modeling of the circuits of the hippocampus for spatial learning and memory.

Dr. Tim Moran

Paul R. McHugh Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
School of Medicine

I am interested in identifying the roles of various neural signaling pathways in the controls of food intake and body weight and how these systems go awry in obesity and eating disorders.

Dr. Christopher Myers

Assistant Professor, Carey Business School; Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality  
Carey Business School

I am interested in the mechanisms by which people learn from experiences - both their own and others’ - in work organizations, with a particular emphasis on vicarious learning in healthcare organizations.