VITA

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science, 2004
Dissertation: Making Meaning from a Clock: Material Artifacts and Conceptual Blending in Time-Telling Instruction
University of California, San Diego

Master of Science in Cognitive Science, 2000
Thesis: Getting the Joke: An ERP Study of Asymmetries in Semantic Processing
University of California, San Diego

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, 1992
Secondary English Language Arts & Foreign Language
University of Colorado at Denver

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1985
Bachelor of Arts, German major, 1985
Study abroad in Hannover & Hamburg (Germany) & Grenoble (France)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA)
International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS)
International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)

Current University Service

Associate Dean of the Faculty
Chair of the Cognitive Science Program
Coordinator of Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)