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Human Developmental Sciences Program

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.


Farrell Ackerman, PhD, Director, Linguistics

Natacha Akshoomoff, PhD, Psychiatry

Ursula Bellugi, PhD, Adjunct/Psychology (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)

Benjamin Bergen, PhD, Cognitive Science

Mark Bondi, PhD, Psychiatry

Leslie J. Carver, PhD, Psychology

Aaron V. Cicourel, PhD, Emeritus, Cognitive Science/Sociology

Michael Cole, PhD, Emeritus, Communication

Sarah Creel, PhD, Cognitive Science

Gedeon Deak, PhD, Cognitive Science

Grant Goodall, PhD, Linguistics

John Haviland, PhD, Anthropology

Gail Heyman, PhD, Psychology

Tom Humphries, PhD, Education Studies/Communication

Terry Jernigan, PhD, Cognitive Science/Psychiatry/Radiology

William Kremen, PhD, Psychiatry

Jean M. Mandler, PhD, Emerita, Cognitive Science

Rachel Mayberry, PhD, Linguistics

James Nieh, PhD, Biological Sciences

Carol Padden, PhD, Communication

Steven Parish, PhD, Anthropology

Jaime Pineda, PhD, Cognitive Science

Mica Pollock, PhD, Education Studies

Margaret Schoeninger, PhD, Anthropology

Katerina Semendeferi, PhD, Anthropology

Nicholas Spitzer, PhD, Biology

Joan Stiles, PhD, Emerita, Cognitive Science

Stefan Tanaka, PhD, Communication

Associate Professors

David Barner, PhD, Linguistics/Psychology

Angela Booker, PhD, Communication

Lera Boroditsky, PhD, Cognitive Science

Pascal Gagneaux, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

James Moore, PhD, Emeritus, Anthropology

Olga A. Vasquez, PhD, Emeritus, Communication

Alison Wishard Guerra, PhD, Education Studies

Assistant Professors

Shana Cohen, PhD, Education Studies

Frank Haist, PhD, Adjunct/Psychiatry

Christo Sims, PhD, Communication

Jessica Suhrheinrich, PhD, Psychiatry

Caren Walker, PhD, Psychology

Teaching Professor

Paula Levin, PhD, Education Studies


Stephen Potts, PhD, Literature

Clarissa J. Reese, PhD, Human Developmental Sciences Program