Lisa Hsin, Ph.D. (Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University)
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology/Educational Neuroscience
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling
The University of Alabama College of Education
As a cognitive scientist dedicated to applied research, I study the linguistic, cognitive, and social development of children from various sociocultural backgrounds, and how that development shapes and is shaped by their school-based learning. Primarily I focus on bilingual students' academic experiences and outcomes, given the distinctive profile of language and cognition that they present and, more practically, the pressing need for our nation's schools to encourage their academic development in light of that profile. My research addresses two large questions:
I currently approach these questions using qualitative and quantitative student data in addition to investigating issues in applied psycholinguistics / developmental psychology that intersect with them—click here to learn more.