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Bonnie J. F. Meyer
Professor of Educational Psychology, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/epcse/school-psychology/people/bonnie-j-f-meyer
Research Interests:

Reading comprehension; discourse analysis and processing; comprehension strategies; problem solving; and decision making.


Charles A. Perfetti
Distinguished University Professor of Psychology;Director and Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center University of Pittsburgh
Web page:
http://www.pitt.edu/~perfetti/charles-perfetti.htm/a>
Research Interests:

Cognitive science of language and reading processes; comparisons of cross-language word identification processes; and second language acquisition


David H. Monk. Dean
Professor of educational administration and Dean of the College of Education, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/dean-monk
Research Interests:

He consults widely on matters related to educational productivity and the organizational structuring of schools and school districts and is a past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy and the winner of its 2010 Outstanding Service Award. He was the Executive Committee Chair of AREA Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) (2011-2012).


David McNaughton
Professor of Education, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/epcse/special-education/people/david-mcnaughton
Research Interests:

Augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology for child language learning


Edgar I. Farmer
Emeritus Professor of Education, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/education/default.asp?which=83
Research Interests:

Vocational industrial education and technical education.


Jacqueline Edmondson
Associate Vice President and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/faculty-cvs/jxe117.pdf
Research Interests:

Reading education policies; critical theory; pedagogy; and rural education.


James E. Johnson
Professor of Education, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/education/default.asp?which=144
Research Interests:

Parent-child relations; cognitive socialization; and child’s play. Leadership Initiative of Association for Children’s Museums since 2008. Editor of journal Play and Culture Studies since 2009.


James P. Lantolf
Greer Professor in Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics, PSU
Web page:
http://aplng.la.psu.edu/people/lantolf.shtml
Research Interests:

Sociocultural theory;, second language acquisition; and, cultural-historical psychology.


Janet van Hell
Professor of Psychology and Linguistics, PSU
Web page:
http://cls.psu.edu/people/faculty/vanhell_janet.shtml
Research Interests:

Second language learning; bilingualism/multilingualism; and neurocognitive processes related to language development.


Joan Kelly Hall
Professor of Applied Linguistics, PSU
Web page:
http://aplng.la.psu.edu/people/kellyhall.shtml
Research Interests:

Language use and language learning; classroom discourse; social identity, culture and language; second language acquisition.


Judith Kroll
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, PSU
Web page:
http://cls.psu.edu/people/faculty/kroll_judith.shtml
Research Interests:

Psycholinguistics; bilingualism; second language acquisition; and, language processing.


P. Karen Murphy
Professor of Education, PSU
Web page:
http://www.ed.psu.edu/epcse/edpsych/people/karen-murphy
Research Interests:

Cognitive psychology; reading comprehension.


Matthew E. Poehner
Associate Professor of World Language Education and Applied Linguistics, PSU
Web page:
http://calper.la.psu.edu/people.php?page=140
Research Interests:

Sociocultural theory; second language acquisition.


Ping Li
Professor, Department of Psychology, PSU
Web page:
http://cls.psu.edu/people/faculty/li_ping.shtml
Research Interests:

Cognitive neuroscience;, psycholinguistics;, bilingualism; computational and neural mechanisms of language acquisition. He was president of the Society for Computers in Psychology (2011-2012) and editor of the renowned journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (1998-2002).


Xiaofei Lu
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, PSU
Web page:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/xxl13/
Research Interests:

Corpus linguistics; computational linguistics; and computer-assisted language learning.