Research Team

Katie McCarthy

Assistant Professor, Ed. Psychology

Lab Director

Dr. McCarthy is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University. She earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Science of Learning and Educational Technology Lab at Arizona State University.

Dr. McCarthy's conducts basic and applied research in in areas such as reading comprehension, learning from text, disciplinary literacy, and AI as it applies to intelligent tutoring.

Davis Whaley

Doctoral Student, Ed. Psych

Davis is a doctoral student in the Department of Learning Sciences. He is a Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy (RCALL) graduate fellow. Davis earned his master's degree in General Psychology from the University of Memphis. He is interested in how students read and process literature, as well as using AI and computational tools to analyze text.

Eleanor Fang Yan

Doctoral Student, Ed. Psych

Eleanor Fang Yan is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology Program at Georgia State University. She is a Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy (RCALL) graduate fellow. Eleanor earned her masters’ degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Boston University.  Eleanor is broadly interested in understanding how parental teaching strategies impact bilingual children’s linguistic outcomes in the context of acculturation. Eleanor hopes to apply future results to assist parents of bilinguals to better tackle issues of children’s language development.

Doctoral Students

Interested in being part of the research team?

We are always looking for inquisitive, detail-oriented research assistants. 

Gain hands-on experience in cognitive and educational research that will prepare you for graduate school or enrich your ongoing graduate education.

Please send your CV to Dr. McCarthy at kmccarthy12[@]gsu.edu

Research Assistants

Kaitlyn Adams

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant

Danielle Brooks

Rollo

Canine Research Assistant

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kendrec Grady

Graduate Research Assistant

Elizabeth Kenney

Hye In Kim

Graduate Research Assistant

Mi'Kayla Newell

Graduate Research Assistant

Corrine Skinner

Graduate Research Assistant

Jacob Snyder

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant

Campbell Speed

Graduate Research Assistant

Amelia Spencer

Dimitri Wing-Paul

Graduate Research Assistant

Rachael Zimmerman

Graduate Research Assistant

Lab Alumni

Cainan Barnes
Matthew Gilpatrick
Haley Robinson
Nari Ryoo

Campus Address:

30 Pryor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address:

College of Education & Human Development

P.O. Box 3978, Atlanta, GA 30302

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