Eugene Galanter is one of the founders of cognitive psychology. An academic in the field of experimental psychology and author, he is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Quondam Director of the Psychophysics Laboratory at Columbia University. He is also the co-founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Scientific Officer of Children’s Progress, an award-winning New York City-based company that specializes in the use of computer technology in early education.
Dr. Christopher Camacho, Ph.D serves as Scientific Advisor at Children's Progress, Inc. Dr. Camacho also serves as the Director of Research for Children's Progress and manages all research and development endeavors. Dr. Camacho serves as Principal Investigator on three federally funded research projects that are being conducted in New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Dr. Camacho has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Teaching Fellowship from the Institute for Urban Education, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, a Columbia University Merit Scholarship, an American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship Finalist, and a National Hispanic Scholarship. Dr. Camacho was one of the original members of the Columbia University - Children's Progress Collaborative Research Team that developed the innovative approach that underlies its assessment technologies. Dr. Camacho earned his PhD in experimental psychology from Columbia University.
Professor Luis G. Camera, CSU Monterey, CA
Luis Camara is a Mexican filmmaker who has directed the short films "Endgame" and "Exvoto", the feature films "Steel Trap" and "Silencio", and he has written the film "Ciudades Desiertas".
A theoretical statistician, Dr. Chernoff's early work concentrated on asymptotic (large sample) theory and foundations of inference based on decision theory. This led to the application of large deviation theory to inference and the relevance of Kullback Leiber and other information concepts to optimal experimental design of experiements and ultimately to work in seqential analysis and optimal experimental design to test and how experimentation proceeds. This work led to results in nonlinear control theory. His later work, Chernoff has devoted his effort tot he application of statistical theory arising in molecular biology involving sequensing DNA strands, physical mapping and testing for gene markers.
Ms Patricia Hannan
After attending a lecture by Dr. Gerald Soffen, Director of Life Science for NASA where he talked about the problems astronauts had adapting human performance capabilities to zero gravity. Ms. Hannan‟s observations as a gymnast concerning the use of different human orientation systems intrigued Dr. Soffen. He believed her insights were scientifically sound but not yet understood by the scientific community. Dr. Soffen invited Ms. Hannan to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to undergo specific testing. Under the guidance of the Research Director for the Space Biomedical Research Institute at Johnson Space Center, Dr. Jerry Hommick, Ms. Hannan excelled on each of the tests. Her results prompted NASA to engage in a larger study. This experience, in particular the zero gravity studies performed in the infamous „vomit comet‟, led Ms. Hannan to realize the importance of the body axis in giving our world and our body a directionality awareness foundational to both learning and movement ability. This experience paved the way for developing „The Directionality Method‟.
Professor Diana Jacobs, University of Hertfordshire
Dr. Howard Moskowitz is both a well-known experimental psychologist in the field of psychophysics and an inventor of world-class market research technology. Dr. Moskowitz graduated Harvard University in 1969 with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. Prior to that he graduated Queens College (New York), Phi Beta Kappa, with degrees in mathematics and psychology. He has written/edited sixteen books, has published well over 300 articles and serves on the editorial board of major journals.
Don Norman is the recently retired co-founder and co-director of the Segal Design Institute and former co-director of the MMM program, the dual-degree MBA + design and operations program of Kellogg and McCormick. He is cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, an IDEO fellow, a Trustee of IIT’s Institute of Design in Chicago, and former Vice President of Apple. He is professor emeritus at Northwestern University and the University of California, San Diego. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, has honorary degrees from the University of Padua (Italy) and the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of numerous books, including “The Design of Everyday Things,” “Emotional Design,” and “Living with Complexity.” He can be found at www.jnd.org.
Department of Psychology
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Affiliated Faculty, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences
Born in Brooklyn, Scott Parker began teaching at American University in 1974. He is interested in the quantitative aspects of our experiences and how we make evaluations and choices based on them. Examples include how loud we think sounds are, how valuable we think $50 is, how much we like a piece of music or art. He has also studied how people compare things – the loudnesses of two sounds or the attractivenesses of two paintings.
PhD, Columbia University, PsychologyMA,Columbia University, PsychologyAB, Columbia College, Mathematics
Dr. Ragnar Steingrimsson, UCI, NWEA
JAMES W. STIGLER
James W. Stigler is Professor of Psychology at UCLA. He is co-author of The Teaching Gap (with James Hiebert, Free Press, 1999) and The Learning Gap (with Harold Stevenson, Simon & Schuster, 1992). He directed the TIMSS video studies (1993-2003), and in 1998 founded LessonLab Inc., a company whose mission was to study and improve classroom teaching, which became part of Pearson Education in 2003. He received his A.B. from Brown University in 1976, a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1982. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1991, he served eight years on the faculty of the University of Chicago. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the QuEST award from the American Federation of Teachers. Dr. Stigler is best known for his observational work in classrooms, and has pioneered the use of multimedia technology for the study of classroom instruction.
Angeliki Yiassemides is a developmental (MA & MPhil Columbia University in the City of New York) and analytical psychologist (PhD University of Essex). She lives and works in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Dr Yiassemides holds a doctorate in Psychoanalytic Studies, with emphasis on Jungian (Analytical) Psychology. She is a founding member of the Pancyprian Association for Psychotherapists (ΠΣΨΘ), as well as a member of the Pancyprian Society of Psychologists (Pa.Sy.Psy), the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS), and Malta Depth Psychological Association.
Angeliki has worked with young children, adolescents and parents in educational settings, as well as with adults in mental institutions and psychiatric units. Doctor Yiassemides has conducted research for the National Science Foundation of the USA, as well as for Columbia University in the City of New York. She is a published Jungian scholar (Journal of Analytical Psychology; Routledge, London & New York).
Mr. Oliver D. Turque, Graduate School, CU
Ms Michelle Galanter, Teachers College
Ms Alicia Walton, Cambridge University