Nathan Spreng

HD Faculty and Academic Staff

Professorial Faculty in Human Development
Graduate Field Faculty in Other Departments
Additional Academic Staff in Human Development 
Postdoctoral Associates and Visitors in Human Development
 
Professorial Faculty in Human Development
All professorial faculty in the Department teach graduate as well as undergraduate courses and in addition, supervise graduate as well as undergraduate student research.
Anderson, Adam
Brainerd, Charles J

Burrow, Anthony
Casasola, Marianella
Ceci, Stephen
Depue, Richard
De Rosa, Eve
Eckenrode, John J.
Evans, Gary
Hamilton, Stephen
Hazan, Cynthia
Kinzler, Katherine
Koslowski, Barbara
Kushnir, Tamar
Loeckenhoff, Corinna

Lust, Barbara
Mendle, Jane
Ong, Anthony
Pillemer, Karl
Reyna, Valerie
Robertson, Steven
Savin-Williams, Ritch
Spreng, Nathan
Sternberg, Robert

Thoemmes, Felix
Wang, Qi
Wethington, Elaine
Williams, Wendy M.
Adam Anderson
Associate Professor

Interests:

  • Cognitive development
  • Social and personality development
  • Emotion-cognition interactions
  • Facial and peripheral/central physiological expression of emotions
  • Human Neuroscience


aka47@cornell.edu
162 Human Ecology Building
Phone: (607) 255-7392
Fax:  (607)255-9856

Affect and Cognition Laboratory
163 Human Ecology Building
Phone: (607) 255-7172

 

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Charles J Brainerd
Professor/ Department Chair
Interests:

  • Law, psychology, and human development
  • Human neuroscience
  • Aging and health
  • Memory development
  • False memory
  • Fuzzy-trace theory
  • Neuroscience of memory
cb299@cornell.edu
B43 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 254-1163

Laboratory for Memory and Neuroscience
G341 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 254-1172



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Anthony Burrow
Assistant Professor

Interests:
  • Developmental psychology
  • Human development and family studies
  • Social and personality development
  • Ethnic minority psychology
  • Identity processes
  • Development and function of purpose among youth
alb325@cornell.edu
G60D Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 254-1247

Research Laboratory

G60E, G06


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Marianella Casasola
Associate Professor
 

Interests:

  • Cognitive development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Infant cognition
  • Word learning
  • Spatial cognition and spatial language
mc272@cornell.edu
B51 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 227-7653

Cornell Infant Studies Laboratory:
B55 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 254-1388
Email:
cisl@cornell.edu

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Stephen Ceci
Professor
Interests:

  • Group disparities in development
  • Cognitive development
  • Law, psychology and human development
  • Child witnesses
  • Suggestibility
  • SES
  • Ethnic achievement gaps
  • Women in science
  • Cognitive sex differences
sjc9@cornell.edu
G80 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0828

Child Witnesses & Cognition Lab
G84 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 254-1506

Cornell Institute for Research on Children
G85 MVR Hall


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Richard Depue
Professor (On sabbatical leave in FA 2016)

Interests:

  • Human neuroscience
  • Social and personality development
  • Psychobiology of temperament and personality
  • Psychobiology of social bonding and extroversion
  • Affective neuroscience
rad5@cornell.edu
243 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
(607) 257-7316

Laboratory of Neurobiology of Personality
G310 MVR Hall

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Eve De Rosa
Associate Professor

Interests:

  • Cognitive development
  • Attention and learning
  • Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience
  • Human neuroscience


edd56@cornell.edu
173 Human Ecology Building
Phone: (607) 255-7392
Fax:(607) 255-9856

Affect and Cognition Laboratory
163 Human Ecology Building

Phone: (607) 255-7172

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John J. Eckenrode
Professor (On sabbatical leave in FA'16 & SP'17)

Interests:

  • Social and personality development
  • Law, psychology, and human development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Child maltreatment
  • Early intervention
  • Prevention
  • Stress
jje1@cornell.edu
202B Beebe Hall
Phone: (607)255-0467
Fax:  (607)255-8562


 

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Gary Evans
Joint Professor, Human Development and Design and Environmental Analysis
Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Group disparities in development
  • Poverty
  • Stress
  • Health
  • Inequalities
  • SES
  • Environmental psychology
  • Environmental attitudes
  • Life course
  • Cumulative risk
gwe1@cornell.edu
3415 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 342-1214

Design and Environmental Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Hamilton
Retired Professor

 
sfh3@cornell.edu

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Cynthia Hazan
Associate Professor

Interests:

  • Social and personality development
  • Ethological attachment theory
  • Adult attachment processes
  • Human mating and pair bonding
ch34@cornell.edu
G63 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

Hazan Research Lab
G93 and G94 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8466

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Katherine Kinzler
Associate Professor, Human Development & Psychology

kinzler@cornell.edu
G56 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607)255-0826 

Barbara Koslowski
Professor Emerita


bmk2@cornell.edu

202 Martha Van Renssealer Hall

Phone: (607)255-0837



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Tamar Kushnir
Associate Professor

Interests:

  • Cognitive development
  • Social and personality development
  • Causal learning
  • Social cognition
  • Conceptual change
  • Statistical learning
  • Causal modeling
  • Computational models of learning
  • Developmental change
tk397@cornell.edu
G62B Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8482

Early Childhood Cognition Lab
B54 & 203,204,205 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 254-6457
Email:
ecclab@cornell.edu

 

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Corinna Loeckenhoff
Associate Professor

Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Aging and the life course
  • Emotion regulation
  • Personality traits
  • Social cognition
  • Decision-making
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
cel72@cornell.edu
G60B Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2260

Healthy Aging Laboratory
G59 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2457

 

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Barbara Lust
Professor

Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Cognitive development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Language acquisition
  • Multilingualism
  • Cross-linguistic studies
bcl4@cornell.edu
G57 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0829
Fax: (607) 255-9856

Cornell Language Acquisition Lab
289 MVR Hall
Phone: 607-255-8090

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Jane Mendle

Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

jem482@cornell.edu
G64 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0844

Adolescent Transitions Lab
B01 & G07 MVR Hall

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Interests:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Social and personality development
  • Adolescent psychopathology
  • Psychosocial development during puberty
  • Behavioral genetics
 
Anthony Ong
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Stress
  • Positive emotion
  • Personality
  • Cultural psychology
ado4@cornell.edu
242 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-9993

Research Laboratory
240, 241, 299 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8713


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Karl Pillemer
Professor, Director Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research 
Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Group disparities in development
  • Life course
  • Parent-child relations
  • Long-term care
  • Translational research
  • Aging and the life course
kap6@cornell.edu
202C Beebe Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8086

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research



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Valerie Reyna
Professor, Department Extension Leader
Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Cognitive development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Human neuroscience
  • Law, psychology and human development
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Risk and rationality
  • False memory
  • Aging and cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive neuroscience
vr53@cornell.edu

G331D Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6778

Laboratory for Rational Decision Making
G331MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 254-1504

 

 


 

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Steven Robertson
Professor

Interests:

  • Human neuroscience
  • Cognitive development
  • Infancy
  • Attention
  • Motor activity
  • EEG
  • Modeling
  • Dynamical systems
  • ADHD
ssr4@cornell.edu
G342A Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-9076

Robertson Infant Lab
G335 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-9076

 

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Ritch Savin-Williams
Professor Emeritus

Interests:

  • Social and personality development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Adolescence and young adulthood
  • Sexuality & sexual behavior
  • Sexual orientation
  • Friends & peers
rsw36@cornell.edu
202 Human Ecology Building
Phone: (607) 255-6111

 

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Nathan Spreng
Assistant Professor,
Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow

Interests:

  • Aging
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • fMRI
  • Intrinsic connectivity networks
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurology
  • Personality and social neuroscience

rns74@cornell.edu
G62C Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4396

Laboratory of Brain and Cognition
T320 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2449

 

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Robert Sternberg
Interests:

  • Cognitive Development
  • Ecology of Human Development
  • Ethical reasoning and behavior
  • Aging and health
  • Development of intelligence, creativity, wisdom, styles of learning and thinking, leadership, love, hate
  • Teaching and learning
  • University education

 

Professor

rjs487@cornell.edu
B44 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-1452

Research Laboratory
B45 MVR Hall
www.robertjsternberg.com


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Felix Thoemmes
Assistant Professor

 

Interests:

  • Cognitive development
  • Social & personality development
  • Quantitative methods
  • Applied statistics for social sciences
  • Causal inference
  • Propensity scores
  • Missing data
  • Structural equation modeling
fjt36@cornell.edu
G62A Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 254-6411

 

Quantitative Methods Lab
G52 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-7112


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Qi Wang
Professor

Interests:

  • Group disparities in development
  • Cognitive development
  • Memory development
  • Social Cognition
  • Family socialization
  • Cultural psychology
qw23@cornell.edu
209 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-9376

Social Cognition Development Lab
201, 206 & 207 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4020

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Elaine Wethington
Professor, Director Undergraduate Studies, Associate Director BCTR

Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Group disparities in development
  • Aging and the life course
  • Sociology of mental health
  • Stress
  • Social integration and support
  • Translational research
ew20@cornell.edu
G58 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2918

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research



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Wendy M. Williams
Professor

Interests:

  • Cognitive development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Law, psychology, and human development
  • Women in science
  • Disadvantaged youth
  • Science learning and achievement
  • Gap closing
  • Practical intelligence
  • Tacit knowledge
  • Everyday intelligence
  • Increasing intelligence
wmw5@cornell.edu
G79 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2537

Williams Research Lab
G81 MVR Hall
Phone: (607) 254-4772

Cornell Institute for Women in Science
G85 MVR Hall

 


 

 

 

Emeritus Faculty:

 

Carol Anderson

Joan Brumberg

Moncrieff Cochran

James Garbarino

Stephen Hamilton

Jeffrey Haugaard

Barbara Koslowski (on-campus office)

Phyllis Moen

Ritch Savin-Williams (on-campus office)

 


 

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Graduate Field Faculty in Other Departments
Some professorial faculty in other departments are also members of the Graduate Field of Human Development and, thus, are also able to supervise graduate student research in the Department of Human Development (as well as in their respective home departments).

 

Dunifon, Rachel
Goldstein, Michael
Hans, Valerie
Lichter, Daniel
Rachlinski, Jeffrey

Reid, M.
Sassler, Sharon
Schrader, Dawn
Trochim, William
Wildeman, Christopher
Wells, Nancy
Zayas, Vivian

  






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Rachel Dunifon
Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Interests:
  • Group disparities in development
  • Social and personality development
red26@cornell.edu
248 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6535

Policy Analysis and Management

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Michael Goldstein
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

 

Interests:
  • Cognitive development
  • Human neuroscience
  • Language development
  • Learning and memory
  • Social learning
  • Vocal development and communication
  • Embodied cognition
  • Distributed intelligence
  • Animal behavior
  • Bird song development
  • Statistical learning
  • Perceptual development
  • Parenting
  • Developmental psychobiology
  • Speech perception
  • Speech production
mhg26@cornell.edu
242 Uris Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6392
Web Page

Department of Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Valerie Hans
Professor, Cornell Law School

Interests:
  • Law, psychology and human development
  • Jury decision making
  • Legal decision making
  • Psychology and law
vh42@cornell.edu
222 Myron Taylor Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0095
Web Page

Cornell Law School

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Daniel Lichter

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management / Director, CPP


Interests:
  • Aging and health
  • Aging and the life course
  • Marriage and family
  • Children
  • Poverty and development
dtl28@cornell.edu
249 Martha Van Renssaeler Hall
Phone: (607) 254-8781

Policy Analysis and Management

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Jeffrey Rachlinski
Professor, Cornell Law School

Interests:
  • Law, psychology, and human development
  • Behavioral law and economics
  • Judgment and decision making
jjr7@cornell.edu
122 Myron Taylor Hall
Phone: (607) 255-5878
Web Page

Cornell Law School

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M. Reid
Associate Professor, Cornell Medical College

Interests:
  • Aging and health
  • Translational research
  • Chronic pain
mcr2004@med.cornell.edu
Phone: (212) 746-7000
Web Page

Weill Cornell Medical College

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Sharon Sassler
Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Interests:
  • Social and personality development
  • Group disparities in development
  • Young adult transitions
  • Poverty
  • Relationship development
  • Family policy
  • Racial and ethnic disparities
ss589@cornell.edu
134 Martha Van Renssaeler
Phone: 607-254-6551

Policy Analysis and Management

 


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Dawn Schrader
Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Interests:
  • Developmental psychology
  • Cognitive development
  • Social and personality development
  • Moral psychology
  • Metacognition
  • Social and epistemological development
  • Lifespan (especially adolescent) psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Relational aggression
dawn.schrader@cornell.edu
Mailing address:
466 Mann Library Bldg


Phone: (607) 255-9258

Department of Communication

 


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William Trochim
Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Interests:
  • Aging and health
  • Evaluation
  • Research methods
  • Policy analysis and management
  • Planning methods
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental design
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Conceptualization
  • Concept mapping
  • Philosophy and sciences of science
  • Translational research
wmt1@cornell.edu
Mailing address:
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Physical Address (deliveries and visitors):
CORE Office
2nd floor Mann Library
Phone: (607) 255-0397

Policy Analysis and Management

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Wildeman
Associate Professor, Policy Analysis & Management

 

Interests:

  • Parental Incarceration
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Demographic Techniques

cjw279@cornell.edu
137 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 607-255-2069

Policy Analysis & Management

 

 

 

Nancy M. Wells

Associate Professor, Design & Environmental Analysis

 

Interests:

  • Environmental influence on humans
  • Well-being through the life course


nmw2@cornell.edu
3M13A Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

Phone: (607) 254-6330

Design and Environmental Analysis


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Vivian Zayas
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Interests:
  • Human neuroscience
  • Social and personality development
  • Social cognitive and neurophysiological approaches to attachment
  • Self-regulation
  • Relationships
  • Personality
vz29@cornell.edu
240 Uris Hall
Phone: (607) 254-6332
Web Page

Department of Psychology

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Additional Academic Staff in Human Development

 


Charles Henderson
Senior Research Associate


crh2@cornell.edu
Home Based Phone: (607) 255-4488

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Karin Sternberg
Research Associate


ks998@cornell.edu
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

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Postdoctoral Associates and Visitors in Human Development

 



Michael Ferguson
Postdoctoral Associate


maf378@cornell.edu

T320C Martha van Renssealear Hall

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Kesong Hu
Postdoctoral Associate


kh645@cornell.edu
163 Human Ecology Building
Phone: (607) 255-7172

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Yuval Erez

Postdoctoral Associate

ye32@cornell.edu


G331 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall


 




 

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