I am currently a Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology at the University of Memphis. I work as a research assistant under Dr. Philip Pavlik, Jr. in the Optimal Learning Lab.
My research focuses on learning, memory, and transfer. Some of my previous research has investigated concept maps as study method and note-taking aid. My more recent work has investigated the role of variability, cognitive load, difficulty/effort, prior knowledge, feedback, spacing, and misconceptions during retrieval practice.
My research also involves modeling and predicting future student learning to determine and develop effective components for intelligent tutoring systems. My goal is to develop effective study techniques and materials to implement in classrooms.
Please feel free to look around to learn more about me and my work!