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Katie James


Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University


Dissertation Topic: Supporting Productive Sense-Making in Text-Based Explanatory Modeling


Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Professional Goals

Establishing connections between cognitive psychology and learning sciences research to improve the design of learning environments in both formal and informal settings.

LSRI Projects

Reading for Understanding Across Grades 6 through 12: Evidence-based Argumentation for Disciplinary Learning and the Integrating Cognition and Measurement with Conceptual Knowledge: Establishing the Validity and Diagnostic Capacity of Concept Inventories

Hobbies & Interests

Irish Dance, A Cappella


Why LSRI at UIC?

LSRI at UIC offers a unique environment in which Learning Scientists and Psychologists work closely together to investigate a variety of learning-related questions.


2017 - PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Learning Sciences
EdM, Mind, Brain, and Education
BA, Psychology