Cognitive PhD Program Students

blair3 Alyssa Blair
Advisor: Goldman
Email: ablair5@uic.edu

knowledge acquisition and evaluation, computer-mediated communication, metacognition, conceptual change, and literary text interpretation
 Joshua Buffington Photo (2) Joshua Buffington 
Advisor: Morgan-Short
Email: bffngtn2@uic.edu

The contributions of long-term memory systems to second language acquisition, how differences in the content of foreign language instruction modulate reliance on declarative and procedural memory
cburke20_s Candice Burkett
Advisor: Goldman
Email: cburke20@uic.edu

science text comprehension, integration of multiple representations and multiple documents, self-regulated learning, metacognition, human-computer interaction and literary text interpretation
andic Andriana Christofalos
Advisor: Raney
Email: achris29@uic.edu

Hemispheric asymmetries in text processing, semantic access while reading texts with multiple interpretations, such as metaphors and ambiguous language           
 Andrea Frankenstein Photo (2) Andrea Frankenstein 
Advisor: Leshikar
Email: afrank27@uic.edu

Cognitive aging, memory and aging, memory and future simulation
tgeorg7_s Tim George
Advisor: Wiley
Email: tgeorg7@uic.edu

The role of inhibitory control in creative generation; divergent thinking, metaphor, analogy           
 T Guerrero Tricia Guerrero
Advisor: Wiley
Email: tguerr9@uic.edu 

Learning from Text, Education strategies and interventions which can be used to improve comprehension. 
mmcurdy Matt McCurdy
Advisor: Leshikar
Email: mmccur3@uic.edu

Cognitive aging, Aging and Memory. Positive effects of aging.

http://matthewmccurdy.wix.com/research


mmieli2_s Marta Mielicki
Advisor: Wiley
Email: mmieli2@uic.edu

Mathematical problem solving and understanding, bilingualism
Krista Miller Photo (2) Krista Miller
Advisor: Raney
Email: kmille47@uic.edu

Figurative language processing, ambiguous language, reading           
felix Felix Pambuccian
Advisor: Raney
Email: fpambu2@uic.edu

Figurative language processing, text comprehension, bilingualism
 Puig Rivera Vannia A. Puig Rivera 
Advisor: Szpunar 
Email: vpuig@uic.edu

The influence of positive and negative affect on the way people think about their/others future and the potential impact these thoughts have on behavior. 
 Riano Rincon César Riaño Rincón (Cesar Riano)
Advisor: Raney
Email: criano2@uic.edu

Billingualism and its cognitive advantages, second language acquisition processes, and figurative language processing. 
ds David Sarmento
Advisor: Wiley
Email: dsarme2@uic.edu

Multimedia learning, text-graphic integration, visualizations, judgment formation, decision making processes
Sushmita Shrikanth Photo  (2) Sushmita Shrikanth
Advisor: Szpunar
Email: sshrik2@uic.edu

The relationship between memory and prospection, and the applications of future thinking to other forms of social cognition (empathy, goal-pursuit)           
 Allison Sklenar Photo (2) Allison Sklenar 
Advisor: Leshikar
Email: asklen2@uic.edu

Influence of emotion on memory and attention, cognitive aging, encoding strategies
Erin Sovansky Winter Photo  (2) Erin Sovansky Winter
Advisor: Ohlsson
Email: esovan2@uic.edu

How individual differences in executive functioning, such as working memory capacity, relate to insight problem solving and overcoming mental set/fixation           
tsparer Tim Sparer
Advisor: Ohlsson
Email: tspare2@uic.edu

Belief revision, Conceptual Change, Restructuring, Insight problem solving, Computational modeling