CURRENT MEMBERS

Michael J. Serra, Ph.D.

Mike is an associate professor of Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University. He studies aspects of student learning including multimedia learning (learning from information presented both visually and verbally at the same time) and metacognition (thinking about and acting upon other thought processes). He earned his PhD at Kent State University under John Dunlosky and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Columbia University under Janet Metcalfe. He teaches both undergraduate classes (e.g., Cognition, Research Methods) and graduate classes (e.g., Seminar in Metacognition, Seminar in Teaching) and currently serves as the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. He is a fellow of the Psychonomic Society and a member of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy.

Office: 114 Psychological Sciences Building
Email: michael.serra@ttu.edu
Phone:
(806) 834-5134
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Francesca R. Ortegren, M.A.

Francesca joined the PhD program in applied cognitive psychology at Texas Tech University in fall of 2009. She is from Coppell, TX and earned her B.A. in psychology and her M.A. in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University. Her research interests include multimedia learning and metacognition. She is primarily interested in examining the effects of diagram-supplemented materials on learning and how self-regulatory processes interact with multimedia learning environments such as online learning tools or textbooks. In her spare time, Francesca enjoys running, cooking, baking, hiking, and traveling.

Office: 453 Psychology Building
Email: francesca.flores@ttu.edu
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Debbie A. Magreehan, M.A.

Debbie joined the PhD program in Applied Cognitive Psychology in August 2012. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has since lived in Temecula, CA and Chico, CA. Debbie completed her undergraduate and some graduate work at California State University, Chico, earning a BA and MA in Psychology. She spent a semester in Dresden, Germany in 2011 conducting research at TU-Dresden. Her research interests include metacognitive judgments of learning. More specifically, she is interested in how cues inform judgments of learning; her research aims to explain the cue selection and utilization for how one judges their memory performance. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys being outdoors running or hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Office: 453 Psychology Building
Email: debbie.magreehan@ttu.edu
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Earl Y. Popp, B.A.

Bio coming soon!

Office: 453 Psychology Building
Email: earl.y.popp@ttu.edu
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Elizabeth A. Green, M.A.

Bio coming soon!

Office: 453 Psychology Building
Email: elizabeth.a.green@ttu.edu
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Timothy Kelley, M.A.

Bio coming soon!

Office: 453 Psychology Building
Email: timothy.kelley@ttu.edu
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LAB ALUMNI

Benjamin D. England, Ph.D.

Ben is now an assistant professor at Missouri Western State University.

Email: bengland2@missouriwestern.edu
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