Members of the lab include:

Dr. Philip I. Pavlik Jr.

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Associate Professor and Director of the Optimal Learning Lab. Dr. Pavlik completed his dissertation research with John Anderson in Carnegie Mellon University's Psychology Department and has worked with Ken Koedinger in Carnegie Mellon's Human Computer Interaction Institute. He is in his 6th year at the University of Memphis as part of the interdisciplinary Institute for Intelligent Systems and Department of Psychology. Please see the following links for more information.

Meng Cao

PhD student focused on research on optimizing learning of categorical perception tasks.

Wei Chu

PhD student focused on research on how visual and auditory stimuli may improve vocabulary learning tasks.

hannah Joy-Simms

PhD student.

Blake Telfer

Masters student.

Rusty Haner

Masters student.

Completed Students

Kaitlyn Peperone - Masters - 2019
Jaclyn Maass - PhD - 2017
Kenneth Barideaux - PhD - 2017
Chanda Murphy - PhD - 2017
Henry Hua - PhD - 2015 - Effects of Spaced Practice on Learning Musical Intervals
Clayton Estey - Masters - 2015 - Schema Induction Through Evaluation and Correction
Shardae Dawkins -  Masters - 2015 - Evaluation of an Intervention to Improve College Student Academic Performance, Retention, and Graduation Rates
Adam Boyd - Masters - 2014 - Can Portable EEG Headsets Be Used to Determine if Students Are Learning?