Assistant Instructional Professor in Psychology and the College

Office: Green 312
Office phone: (773) 702-1306
Fax: (773) 702-0886

Kerry Ledoux has been an Assistant Instructional Professor at the University since 2014, first in the Social Sciences Division of the College, and then in the Psychology Department beginning in 2018.  Kerry teaches the Topics in Behavioral and Social Sciences Relevant to Medicine course that introduces undergraduates interested in health professions to the importance of the social sciences to medicine. She also teaches in the College’s Mind series, and has taught classes in Psychology including Sensation and Perceptionand The Disordered Mind.  Kerry earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before going on to do postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis.  She then worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins before coming to the University of Chicago. Kerry’s research interests are in psycholinguistics; she has used behavioral and electrophysiological measures to study language comprehension in adults, children, and in patient populations (including autism, schizophrenia, and aphasia).