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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.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    323 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton St.
    Athens, GA 30602

Faculty and Staff

Kristen Bub

  • Associate Professor

Amanda E. Ferster

  • Assistant Professor-Limited Term

Logan Fiorella

  • Assistant Professor

Stacey M. Neuharth-Pritchett

  • Associate Dean for Academic Programs


Assistant professor receives early career award from AERA

April 11, 2019
Logan Fiorella, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, recently received the Division C Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association for his contributions to the field of educational psychology.