Regular Faculty

Professor Aleksandra Sherman

Aleksandra Sherman, Chair

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Aleksandra Sherman studies how our senses, emotions, and cognitive capabilities integrate to influence our perceptions and social interactions.
Professor Carolyn Brighouse

Carolyn Brighouse

Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs; Professor, Cognitive Science, Philosophy
B.A., University of Liverpool; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California
Caro Brighouse's interests include philosophy of science, philosophy of space and time, and philosophy of physics.
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Carmel Levitan

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Carmel Levitan studies multisensory interactions, researching how the different senses integrate information.
Professor Justin Li

Justin Li

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science
B.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D, University of Michigan
Justin Li teaches in cognitive science and computer science, and is interested in how people and artificial agents perform knowledge search.
Professor Mike Shelton

Michael Shelton

Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Cognitive Science; Affiliated Faculty, Linguistics; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Michael Shelton is a linguist, specializing in phonology and psycholinguistics.
Professor Andrew Shtulman

Andrew Shtulman

Professor, Cognitive Science; Psychology
B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Andrew Shtulman is a cognitive developmental psychologist who studies conceptual development and conceptual change, particularly as they relate to science education.
Professor Saul Traiger

Saul Traiger

Professor, Cognitive Science, Philosophy
B.A., State University of New York, Binghamton; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Saul Traiger teaches courses in 17th- and 18th-century philosophy, the foundations of cognitive science, contemporary epistemology, and the philosophy of mind.

On Special Appointment

Professor Alan Knoerr

Alan Knoerr

Associate Professor, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Emeritus
B.A., Oberlin College; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University
Alan Knoerr is an applied mathematician who teaches a broad range of courses in mathematics; he also teaches in the cognitive science and computer science programs.
Professor Dylan Sabo

Dylan Sabo

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Philosophy, Cognitive Science
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dylan Sabo’s areas of philosophical interest include philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of language. 
Professor Kevin Urstadt

Kevin Urstadt

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science
B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Kevin Urstadt's research interests include functional neuroanatomy, neuroscience of addiction, and neurocircuitry of hunger.

Emeriti/ae Faculty

Diana Card Linden

Professor, Cognitive Science, Emerita (1982-2017)

Linden is a neurobiologist and educational therapist studying cognitive abilities in individuals of all ages.