Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology

Background

Casey is a doctoral student in the Developmental program working with Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. While at Notre Dame, she worked in Dr. Nicole McNeil’s Cognition, Learning and Development Lab and completed her senior honors thesis examining the effects of different teaching methods on children’s understanding of math equivalence.

 

Research Interests

Casey is interested in how acquiring language impacts children’s mathematical reasoning abilities. As a member of the Goldin-Meadow Lab, Casey is also interested in the role of gesture in learning and how it can be used as an educational tool for improving children’s understanding of fundamental math concepts.