The People Behind the Pages
Mike, Victoria, Chris A., and Dale
at WPA 2001.
Chris A., Amanda, Dale, Justin, and Gio at WPA
Dale E. Berger, Project Director
Dale Berger is a Professor of Psychology at
Claremont Graduate University (CGU). He teaches a range of statistics,
research methodology, and data analysis courses, and a cognitive course in
the Psychology of Thinking and Problem Solving. He has written numerous
articles in the fields of research methodology, public policy, and cognitive
psychology, and has consulted with various organizations on issues dealing
primarily with applied data analysis.
Justin Mary is a graduate student in cognitive
psychology. He is interested in principles of learning,
critical thinking and computer-based learning tools.
Chris Pentoney is a graduate student in cognitive psychology whose interest is in
the applications of data mining for learning technologies.
Mike is a current Ph.D. student in Cognitive Psychology. His dissertation examines the
relationship between executive functions and user engagement. He intends to use what he's
learned about human cognition to improve the way people interact with technology and design.
As part of the WISE group, he recommends and designs ways to enhance a user's experience with
WISE material and online statistical learning.
'Emeritus' members of the WISE team
Jocelyn Johnson has an M.A. in Social Psychology and Evaluation from CGU. She is interested in
statistics and social cognition. firstname.lastname@example.org
Giovanni Sosa completed his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at CGU in 2012.
His research has focused upon examining the interplay between technology, learning, attitudes,
and well-being. As a research analyst at Chaffey College, he helps faculty and staff measure
student learning and attitudes and provides the campus community with empirical findings
concerning a range of student-centered initiatives.
Amanda Saw completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at
CGU in 2011. She is interested in
learning principles and applying and evaluating educational technologies. In addition
to the WISE Project, she has conducted mathematical education research at the UCLA
Human Perception Laboratory.
Victoria applies theories drawn from psychology
and neuroscience to develop behavioral models and tools that
inform and facilitate target audience analysis, influence campaigns,
and strategic communications. She also develops and manages
interdisciplinary research programs to support innovative behavioral
science agendas for the US government.
Michael Healy completed his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at CGU in 2004.
His primary research interests are human memory, cognitive aging, and
human-computer interaction. Michael has taught an undergraduate course in
Statistics at Pitzer College, and he is the primary
contributor of Java
programming to the WISE Project.
Chris Aberson is an Associate Professor at Humboldt State University.
Chris completed his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at CGU in 1999. Chris teaches
graduate-level courses in Multivariate Statistics, ANOVA, and Computer
Applications as well as undergraduate courses in Introductory Statistics,
Intermediate Statistics, and Research Methodology.
Eric P. Emerson
Eric Emerson is working as an expert-level Information Systems Specialist for
the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Eric was a key contributor to
development of the initial WISE site.
Dr. Jill Huntley Taylor is a Director with Dispute Dynamics, Inc. and heads the
firm's Philadelphia office. As a trial consultant she has had key involvement in
over 500 cases around the country and in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Anita Blanchard is a faculty member in Psychology and Organization Science
at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She studies the effects of technology
on employees’ affective attachment. Currently, she has two lines of research. First,
she is examining sense of virtual community in virtual communities, particularly how
it develops, and what it leads to. Second, she is developing an environmental theory
framework to combine the social processes with the technological features that lead to
successful virtual group functioning.
Diana J. Kyle is on the psychology faculty of Fullerton College in Fullerton,
California, where she teaches a range of psychology courses.
Dr. Matthew Prull is on the faculty at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.
Matthew completed his Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Psychology at CGU in 1997. He teaches
various undergraduate courses such as cognitive psychology, research methods,
statistics, and psychology of aging, and maintains an active research program
in memory and aging. E-mail: prullmw at whitman dot edu
Initial Participating Faculty
Leah L. Light, Pitzer College
Peter Nardi, Pitzer College
Kathy Pezdek, Claremont Graduate University
Patricia Smiley, Pomona College
John Sullivan, Pitzer College
Last updated March 26, 2012