Joanna Morris

Associate Professor

Contact Information:


Sowa Hall 0120


Ph.D. - Psychology The University of Pennsylvania

Brief Biography:

I graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a major in Psychology and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship which enabled me to pursue an M.Phil. in Theoretical Linguistics at Wolfson College, Oxford University. After Oxford, I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. I am interested in the structure of lexical representations and in applying ERP and chronometric techniques to the investigation of cognitive phenomena.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Reading, Bilingualism

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe strongly that learning should be inquiry-based and student-driven. The overriding goal of my teaching is to try to change students from being consumers of knowledge into being producers of knowledge. I want them to understand that science is a tool with which to answer questions, rather than a set of facts that must be learned. It is a conversation among researchers and I want students see that they can take part in that conversation.

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