Rachel F. Barr

Rachel F. Barr

Professor - Infant Cognition
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Email: rfb5@georgetown.edu
Interests: Transfer of learning skills by infants, utilization of information sources available to infants for learning including television, books and touchscreens, role of parent-child interactions during learning, bilingual and monolingual memory development.

Sandra L. Calvert Sandra L. Calvert

Professor - Children's Digital Media
Director, Children's Digital Media Center
Email: calverts@georgetown.edu   
Interests: Developmental and child psychology; cognitive and social development of children; effects of television and computers on children's development.

Yulia E. Chentsova-Dutton Yulia E. Chentsova-Dutton

Associate Professor - Cultural Psychology
Email: yec2@georgetown.edu
Interests: Cultural psychology; affective science; emotional responding; advice-giving; cultural differences in major depression.

 

Adam E. Green Adam E. Green

Associate Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: aeg58@georgetown.edu                  
Interests: Relational Thinking and Reasoning; Creativity; Educational Neuroscience (especially in real-world STEM classrooms); Spatial Cognition; Intelligence; Learning; Neural Representation and Representational Change; Cognitive Neurogenetics; The Cognition of Belief; Facilitating creative intelligence via cognitive and neural interventions.

Anna D. Johnson Anna D. Johnson

Assistant Professor - Child Development & Public Policy
Email: johnsoad@georgetown.edu    
Interests: Child development; public policy; early environmental influences on vulnerable children's development (poverty, early care and education, early intervention).

Kostadin KushlevKostadin Kushlev

Assistant Professor - Psychology of Health and Well-Being
Email: kostadin.kushlev@georgetown.edu
Interests: Subjective well-being; health; interpersonal communication; social relationships; human-computer interaction; human-centered computing; ubiquitous computing;  computer-mediated communication; basic human needs; social capital; stress; sleep.

Ian LyonsIan Lyons

Assistant Professor - Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: ian.lyons@georgetown.edu
Interests: Numerical cognition; mathematical thinking and learning; math anxiety; math education – social, cognitive and emotional factors; acquisition of symbolic systems – numerical symbol representation; cognitive development; cognitive neuroscience.

Janet MannJanet Mann

Professor - Animal Behavior 
Email: mannj2@georgetown.edu               
Interests: Ethology; ecology; evolution; development and parental care in mammals; current research on the behavioral ecology, tool-use, reproduction and development in female bottlenose dolphins and their calves.

Abigail A. Marsh Abigail A. Marsh

Associate Professor - Social & Affective Neuroscience
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Email: aam72@georgetown.edu                  
Interests: Emotion, empathy, altruism, aggression, social perception and nonverbal behavior.

Fathali M. Moghaddam Fathali M. Moghaddam

Professor - Social & Cultural Psychology
Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science
Email: moghaddf@georgetown.edu              
Interests:Professor Moghaddam's research explores the cognitive and cultural foundations of political behavior, with specific focus on democracy and democratization, rights and duties, conflict, terrorism, and minority-integration.

W. Gerrod Parrott W. Gerrod Parrott

Professor - Human Emotions
Email: parrottg@georgetown.edu
Interests: Functional and dysfunctional aspects of emotion; cultural variability of emotions; history of emotion theory and research; envy, jealousy, shame, guilt, and embarrassment; interdisciplinary research involving psychology and the humanities.

Deborah A. Phillips Deborah A. Phillips

Professor - Developmental Psychology
Vice Dean for Faculty, Georgetown College
Affiliated Faculty, McCourt School of Public Policy
Co-Director, Center for Research on Children in the United States
Email: dap4@georgetown.edu              
Interests: Developmental psychology; child development and public policy; effects of early care and education on early development.

Rebecca M. Ryan Rebecca M. Ryan

Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor - Human Development & Public Policy
On Sabbatical Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Email: rmr64@georgetown.edu
Interests: Early child development; environmental influences on development (parenting, family structure, and socioeconomic context); developmental perspectives on child and family policy.

Deborah C. Stearns

Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: stearndc@georgetown.edu

Chandan J. Vaidya Chandan J. Vaidya

Professor - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Department Chair
Email: cjv2@georgetown.edu            
Interests: Neurobiological basis of normal and disordered development of executive control (e.g. Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral methods.

Jennifer L. Woolard Jennifer L. Woolard

Associate Professor - Developmental, Community, & Law
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center
Email: jlw47@georgetown.edu              
Interests: Developmental and community psychology; law and social policy; adolescent and school violence; judgment and decision-making in legal contexts; attorney-client interactions and ethical violations; intimate violence victimization.