Duke

Elizabeth J. Marsh, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Marsh runs the Marsh Memory Lab at Duke, where she is a Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University and did her postdoctoral work at Washington University in St. Louis. Her recent work examines how student acquire, maintain, update, and apply their knowledge, with specific interests in learning from non-traditional sources, correcting student misconceptions, essay-writing, and personalized learning. Other research interests include false memories and autobiographical memory. She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition and is currently guest editing one of the first issues of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, focusing on the topic "How Psychological Science Can Improve Our Classrooms." Marsh's work is currently supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation.

Office: 212 Sociology-Psychology Building

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Kathleen Arnold, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kathleen (Katie) received a B.S. in psychology from Furman University in 2007. She went on to study human memory at Washington University in St. Louis, working with Dr. Kathleen McDermott. Katie received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology in 2013. Her research interests are broadly human learning and memory. Specifically, she is interested in testing and its effect on future learning, metacognition, educational applications of cognitive psychology, autobiographical memory, and future thinking.

Office: 207 Sociology-Psychology Building / Phone: (919)-660-5637 / Fax: (919)-660-5726 / Website: http://www.kathleenarnold.org

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Allison Cantor

Graduate Student

Allison Cantor graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2012 with a B.A. in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. She worked with Dr. Kathleen McDermott on studies investigating test-potentiated learning (when prior retrieval practice facilitates learning on a subsequent study opportunity). Allison entered the Duke graduate program in Fall 2012. Her research interests include memory errors, the impact of prior knowledge on memory, and applying cognitive psychology to enhance educational practice.

Office: 213 Sociology-Psychology Building / Phone: (919)-660-5797 / Fax: (919)-660-5726

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Nadia Brashier

Graduate Student

Nadia Brashier received her B.S. in psychology, with a neuroscience concentration, from Davidson College in May 2012. She investigated age-related differences in magical thinking, decision-making, and cognitive control with Dr. Kristi Multhaup; she also studied memory in rodent models of Alzheimer's disease with Dr. Julio Ramirez. Nadia entered the graduate program at Duke in Fall 2012. Her research interests involve age-related differences in memory, with specific interests in the modulatory roles of previous knowledge and emotion.

Office: 213 Sociology-Psychology Building / Phone: (919)-660-5797 / Fax: (919)-660-5726

 

 

 


 

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Brenda Yang

Graduate Student

Brenda Yang graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2012 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She worked with Dr. Michael A. Arbib studying how eye-tracking could inform computational models of language. After graduating from USC, Brenda taught high school science in Los Angeles for three years before entering the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program at Duke in Fall 2015. Her research interests include remembrances of fictional and imagined experiences, technological influences on memory, and what research in cognitive psychology and educational practice can learn from each other.

Office: 213 Sociology-Psychology Building / Phone: (919)-660-5797 / Fax: (919)-660-5726 / Website: www.brendayang.com

 


 

Emmaline Drew

Graduate Student

Emmaline Drew received her B.A. in psychology with a double major in French studies from Rice University in May 2016. She investigated the effects of spaced retrieval practice in an online textbook with Dr. Carissa Zimmerman. Emmaline entered the Duke graduate program in Fall 2016. Her research interests involve the educational applications of cognitive psychology and the interaction between memory and technology.

Office: 213 Sociology-Psychology Building / Phone: (919)-660-5797 / Fax: (919)-660-5726

 

 

 


 

Current Undergraduate Students

Michael O'Sullivan
Ashton Huey
Lindsey Bass
Camila Vargas
Jennifer Park

 


 

Lab Alumni


Postdoctoral Researchers

Andrew Butler (Ph.D. 2009, Washington University in St. Louis): Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Jeff Lozito (Ph.D. 2007, UNC-Chapel Hill)

 

Graduate Students

Hillary Mullet (Ph.D. 2016) : Researcher, Microsoft
Sharda Umanath (Ph.D. 2014): Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Andrea Eslick (Ph.D. 2011): Assistant Professor, Wartburg College
Lisa K. Fazio (Ph.D. 2010): Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt
Mike Hutson (M.A. 2006)

 

Lab Managers

Lydie Costes
Kara Thio: IRB Specialist, Duke University
Meredith Mechanik: Admissions Counselor, Florida Southern College
Anna Goswick: Teach for America; attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Aaron Johnson (J.D. Duke University): Law Clerk, North Carolina Supreme Court
Barbie Huelser (Ph.D. Columbia, Cognitive Psychology)
Holli E. Sink (Ph.D. Miami University of Ohio - Clinical Psychology): Clinical Director at Southmontain Children and Family Services
Elaina Pelky (Ph.D. 2009, University of Texas at Austin)

 

Undergraduate Honors Students

Ada Aka: Research Specialist at UPenn Computational Memory Lab
Madeline Lyons: Georgetown School of Medicine, MD Candidate 2018
Amberly Tenney: Data Projects Manager, Office of the Secretary of Education, State of Illinois
Michelle Barbera
Amanda Gill (J.D., University of Virginia): Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Michelle Fang: Facebook
Hayden Bottoms (Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Clinical Psychology)
Seth Disner (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Clinical Psychology)
Amy Crook (Ph.D., Rice University): Assistant Professor of Management, Belmont University