Program Director: Margery Lucas (Psychology)

Assistant Professor: Angela Carpenter

Visiting Lecturer: Adam Cooper

Advisory Committee:
Margery Lucas (Psychology)
Andrea Levitt (Linguistics and French)
Allison McIntyre (Philosophy)
Ellen Hildreth (Computer Science)

Other faculty who teach in the program:
Margaret Keane (Psychology)
Sun-Hee Lee (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
Mary Kate McGowan (Philosophy)
Jennie Pyers (Psychology)
Shaio-Wei Tham (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
Catherine Wearing (Philosophy)

  • Angela C. Carpenter

    Wellesley Faculty Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Professor of linguistics; research interests include artificial language learning and acquisition of phonology.


  • Ellen C. Hildreth

    Professor of Computer Science

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on human vision combining computer modeling and perceptual studies; interdisciplinary computer science education.


  • Margaret Keane

    Professor of Psychology

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in exploring the cognitive and neural bases of human memory capacities; teach courses in memory, cognition, and neuropsychology.


  • Sun-Hee Lee

    Associate Professor of Korean

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Yonsei University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

    Focused on Korean language and culture, particularly corpus-based analysis of Korean and learner error corpus


  • Andrea Gayle Levitt

    Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of French and Linguistics

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Professor of linguistics and French. Interested in language learning and speech perception and production.


  • Margery Lucas

    Professor of Psychology and Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

    B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

    Studies psychology of choice and desire with focus on decisions about money and mating; evolutionary approach to behavior.


  • Mary Kate McGowan

    Luella LaMer Professor of Women's Studies; Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Professor of metaphysics, philosophy of language and law; also teaches logic and various seminars.


  • Alison G. McIntyre

    Virginia Onderdonk ’29 Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Main interests: philosophy of mind, moral theory, the history of moral philosophy, especially 18th-century British moral psychology.


  • Jennie E. Pyers

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research interests include the relationship between language and cognition, bilingualism, and the psycholinguistics of sign languages.


  • Shiao-Wei Tham

    Associate Professor of Chinese

    B.A., National University of Singapore; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research: linguistics, with focus on word meaning, Chinese.

    Teaching: linguistics, Chinese language.


  • Catherine Wearing

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.


Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of
Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Green Hall
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Margery Lucas
Program Director

Tel: 781.283.3008