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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, educational psychologists explore the effect 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 projects in schools, and to apply research and methods to various settings.

Students study with faculty experts in topics including reading development and vocabulary, mathematics, cultural influences on achievement, early intervention, and technology-enhanced learning.

Our faculty are active in state and national organizations. Some members have held esteemed positions including dean of the College of Education, editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education, and president of the Educational Psychology division of the American Psychological Association.

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