Program Director: Angela Carpenter

Professor: Margery Lucas (Psychology and Cognitive & L​inguistic S​ciences)
Associate Professor: Angela Carpenter (Linguistics)
Visiting Lecturer: Maria del Mar Bassa Vanrell

Advisory Committee:
Angela Carpenter (Linguistics)
Ellen Hildreth (Computer Science)
Margery Lucas (Psychology and Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences)
Allison McIntyre (Philosophy)

Affiliated Faculty:
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)

The source for faculty who are on leave is the faculty roster maintained by the Provost's Office


  • Visiting Lecturer in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Program

    B.A., University of the Balearic Islands, Spain ; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

    My research and teaching interests focus primarily on semantics, pragmatics, syntax-semantics interfaces, Romance linguistics, dialectal and typological variation, and sociolinguistics.


  • Associate 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.


  • 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.


  • Professor of Psychology

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

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


  • 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


  • Professor of Psychology and Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

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

    My research focuses on economic decision-making from an evolutionary perspective.


  • Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.