Katharine Tillman joined the Department of Psychology at UT-Austin as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2018. In 2017, she received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, where she studied language acquisition and cognitive development in children. In 2009, she received her B.A. from New York University, where she studied visual perception and object recognition in adults. Her research interests include conceptual development, psychology of time, numerical and spatial cognition, abstract word learning, causal reasoning, and interactions between language, perception, and culture during child development. Follow Katharine on Twitter, download her CV, request a letter of recommendation, find out more.
Hometown: Statesboro, GA
Fun Fact: I spent six months hitch-hiking around the US in my teens!
Jimmy graduated from Stanford University in 2017. As an honors student in the Social Learning Lab, he completed a thesis on generic language and exploratory play. He became a lab coordinator in the Bauer Memory Development Lab at Emory University, where he researched memory integration, metacognition and conceptual development. His research interests include language, belief and conceptual development.
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Fun Fact: I have made my own ketchup!
Cole 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, Alpha Sigma Rho
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 a twin sister and 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.