Principal Investigators

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Courtney ClarkCourtney Clark
courtneyclark@ucla.edu

Courtney is a post-doc in the Bjork lab. She is currently focusing on the the effects of errors on later learning.

 

Graduate Students

Erin SparckErin Sparck
emsparck@ucla.edu

Erin is a fifth year graduate student with broad interests focusing on the application of cognitive psychology to educational practice including how to improve learners’ metacognitive awareness for effective study strategies, how to improve learning through effective testing, and how to activate already known, but seemingly unrecallable “marginal knowledge.” Currently, her main focus is using a confidence-weighted multiple-choice test format to improve productive retrieval processes during testing.

 

Saskia GieblSaskia Giebl
sgiebl@psych.ucla.edu

Saskia is a 2nd year graduate student and interested in cognitive processes that enhance long-term learning and transfer of knowledge to new circumstances in the classroom and in sports.

 

Jordan BrabecJordan Brabec

Jordan is a first-year graduate student humbled to be a part of the Bjork lab.  Broadly interested in the intersection of cognitive research and educational practice, Jordan is currently interested in exploring the efficacy of pre-tests as pedagogical devices and the extent to which test format may contribute to the learning and retention of initially tested and initially untested information.

 

Lab Manager and Staff Research Associate

Stefany MenaStefany Mena
stefanymena@ucla.edu

Stefany started at the Bjork Lab last year. She is interested in looking at individual differences in memory, as well as examining the pre-test effect with classroom materials.

 

The Bjork Lab, Spring 2016

Lab picture

Cogfog Alumni

Name Position in Bjork Lab Current Position Current Institution
Michael Anderson  Ph.D. Student  Senior Scientist + Programme Leader  MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Genna Angello  Lab Manager  Ph.D. Student  Texas A&M University
Aaron Benjamin  Ph.D. Student  Professor of Psychology  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monica Birnbaum  Ph.D. Student     
Doe Buchli  Ph.D. Student  Assistant Professor  Mercer University
Patricia deWinstanley  Ph.D. Student  Professor of Psychology  Oberlin College
Jason Finley  Lab Manager  Post-Doctoral Research Associate  Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Garcia  Ph.D. Student     
Todd Gross  Ph.D. Student  Faculty  University of California, Santa Barbara
Matthew Hays  Ph.D. Student     
Oliver Kliegl  Post Doc  Post Doc  Regensburg University
Nate Kornell  Post Doc  Associate Professor  Williams College
Jeri Little  Ph.D. Student  Assistant Professor  Hillsdale College
Janet Metcalfe  Post Doc  Professor of Psychology  Columbia
Toshiya Miyatsu  Lab Manager  Ph.D. Student  Washington University in St. Louis
John F. Nestojko  Ph.D. Student  Post-Doctoral Research Associate  Washington University in St. Louis
Lindsey Richland  Post Doc  Associate Professor  University of Chicago
Daniel Schieffer  Lab Manager  Law Student  University of California, Irvine
Nick Soderstrom  Post Doc  Assistant Professor  Dickinson College
Barbara Spellman  Ph.D. Student  Professor of Law  University of Virginia
Derek Stoeckenius  Lab Manager  Graduate Student  University of California, San Diego
Benjamin Storm  Ph.D. Student  Associate Professor  University of California, Santa Cruz
Victor Sungkhasettee  Lab Manager     
John Walker  Lab Manager  Political Science  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Veronica Yan  Ph.D. Student / Post Doc  Assistant Professor  University of Texas at Austin
Carole Yue  Ph.D. Student  Assistant Professor  Covenant College