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COVID-19 Update

The Applied Cognition and Development program is still actively accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are particularly interested in applications for our campus-based MEd and EdS programs as well as our online MEd program.

In Applied Cognition and Development, faculty and students explore the effects of human cognitive and developmental processes on education. They also determine how that knowledge can be applied to teaching and learning. Our programs prepare graduates to improve education through research, to implement programs and projects in schools, and to apply research and methods to various settings.

Students study with faculty experts in topics including motivation and engagement in STEM fields, technology-enhanced learning, social-emotional learning, and early intervention.

Our faculty have received outstanding early career awards, teaching awards, and research awards and are the recipients of funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation. They are also active in State and National organizations and have held esteemed positions including editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education and member of the Developmental Sciences advisory panel for NSF.

Research Labs

Faculty study interdisciplinary applications of cognitive, social, and developmental psychology to learning and education. Topics include STEM motivation, motivational beliefs, learning strategies, multimedia math/science, elementary education, executive functioning, social-emotional learning, and assessment.

Faculty and Staff

Michael M. Barger

  • Assistant Professor

Kristen Bub

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor

Logan Fiorella

  • Assistant Professor

Shawn M. Glynn

  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus

Stacey M. Neuharth-Pritchett

  • Associate Dean for Academic Programs
  • Professor

Emily Q. Rosenzweig

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Us

323 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602