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Jeffrey D. Karpicke

Principal Investigator

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I'm interested in all things related to the science of learning, education, and technology. Currently, our lab is pursuing research projects in the following areas:

  • Retrieval processes and retrieval-based learning
  • Development of computer-based learning tools
  • Complex learning, comprehension, and knowledge application
  • Learning and cognitive strategies in children
  • Metacognition and self-regulated learning

Michelle E. Coverdale

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I'm interested in the studying effects of choices on memory and in applying basic memory research to understaning and improving learning and memory in educational settings.

Jiaan Shang

Graduate Student

My research interest focuses on applying cognitive psychology to teaching and learning. More specifically, I’m interested in the effects of different learning strategies and criterion tasks on memory, mind-wandering and metacognition. Although my past research experience has been mainly in the field of reading comprehension, I’m interested in learning using a variety of materials and tasks.

Ryan Leonard


I am an undergraducate Computer Science student interested in learning new ways to build online tools that make people's lives easier. I will be working with the reseach team by helping build experiments and performing maintenence tasks.

Lab Alumni

Garrett O'Day
Senior Manager, Research
Active Minds
Ph.D. Student (2016-2022)

Amedee Martella
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of California, Santa Barbra
Ph.D. Student (2019-2022)

Caroline Byrd Hornburg
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2017-2019)

Robert Ariel
Assistant Professor
Virginia Wesleyan University
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2015-2018)

William Aue
Research Psychologist
Air Force Research Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014-2018)

Joseph Bedwell
User Experience Researcher
M.S. Student (2016-2018)

Ludmila Nunes
Science Writer
Association for Psychological Science
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2013-2016)

Joshua Whiffen
Data Analytics Lead - User Experience
M.S. Student (2012-2016)

Janell Blunt
Assistant Professor
Anderson University
Ph.D. Student (2011-2015)

Megan Sumeracki
Associate Professor
Rhode Island College
Ph.D. Student (2011-2014)

Melissa Lehman
Associate Professor
Lynn University
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2011-2014)

Phillip Grimaldi
Senior Efficacy and Research Scientist
Khan Academy
Ph.D. Student (2008-2014)

Althea N. Kaminske
Senior Director of Student Academic Support and Achievement
Indiana University School of Medicine
Ph.D. Student (2008-2013)