Katharine Tillman joined the Department of Psychology at UT-Austin as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2018. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, where she studied language acquisition and cognitive development in children, and her B.A. from New York University, where she studied visual perception and object recognition in adults. Follow Katharine on Twitter.
Hometown: Statesboro, GA
Fun Fact: I spent six months hitch hiking around the country in 2002!
Cole Dougherty graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology. As an undergraduate, he was a research assistant in Jonathan Beier’s Lab for Early Social Cognition and worked on projects examining prosocial behavior in preschoolers. In the future, he plans to pursue a Ph. D. in Developmental Psychology. His research interests include cognitive development, conceptual development, and social cognition. Follow Cole on Twitter.
Hometown: Pennsville, NJ
Fun Fact: I can name the first 350 Pokémon (mostly in order)!
Our Research Assistants
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Activities: Women in Psychology, Texas Student Psychological Association
Fun Fact: I knew all the presidents and a fun fact about each by age 4!
Hometown: Houston, TX
Activities: Texas Student Psychological Association, GlobeMed, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Research Lab
Fun Fact: I have an open bite, so my teeth don’t close all the way!
Hometown: Cedar Park, TX
Activities: Foundation Scholars Program
Fun Fact: I have lived in three different states!
Hometown: Katy, TX
Activities: Neuroimaging Research Lab
Fun Fact: I was on a Bollywood fusion dance team
Interested in becoming a research assistant in our lab? We are always looking for talented and motivated graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates of all majors who are interested in learning more about language and cognitive development! Click below to apply.