Professor Michelle Ellefson

  • College positions:
    Director of Studies in Education
    Undergraduate Tutor
  • University positions:
    Professor of Cognitive Science
  • Subjects: Education


BA in Psychology (University of Minnesota), MA in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Southern Illinois University - Carbondale), PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Southern Illinois University - Carbondale)

Research interests

Applications of cognitive science/neuroscience to improved educational practice, executive functions (cognitive control), task switching, causal reasoning, scientific reasoning, science education

Teaching interests

Child/human development, cognitive psychology/cognitive development/developmental cognitive neuroscience, statistics and research methods, cognition and instruction, language development

Other interests

Music, theatre, art, most sports - especially swimming and ice hockey