Students in My Lab

Graduate Students.

Frances Daniel (fdanie2@uic.edu)

Sharon Obeidallah (sobeid1@uic.edu)
My research interests include linguistic issues involving categorization and the achievement of meaning in written and spoken discourse. I am at the moment focusing on how metaphors and idioms are understood. I am currently working with Dr. Gary Raney on projects related to language processing, bilingualism, metacogniton, and memory. I am interested in how meaning is transferred through translation from one language into another, having done translation from French into English for the editors of the T. E. Lawrence newsletter and from Arabic to English and back for various private concerns. I also have an interest in how psycholinguistic issues interface with social issues. This interest manifests itself as a book chapter in a forthcoming book of ethnolinguistic studies.

 (Complete listing of graduate students in cognitive psychology.)

Undergraduate and Non-Degree-Seeking Students who have worked in my lab.
Many excellent undergraduate and Non-Degree-Seeking (i.e., post BA) students have worked in my lab. Without them, much of my research would not have been completed. Below is a list of current and past students. I hope I haven't left out anyone!

Jessica Byrd, Brandon Creighton, Charles Valenta, Kevin King, Denise Anderson, Nishant Shaw, Perla Gamez, Athony Kamis, Joanna Wiszniewska, Arlette Grabczynska, Jamie Martin, Amanda Compton, Rachel Morris, Monica Robins, Kimberly LeClair, LeAnn Sibley, Refugio Atilano , Frank Jaeger, David DeRosa, Derek Denten, Kristin Nicodemus, Luz Gomez, Steven Raminiak, Marcelo Iglesia, Rosa Linda Rangel, Susan Morriss, Julie Hardy, Natalie Monroy, Rosa Linda Rangel, Tim Miura, Martina Varallo, Veronica Castillo, Grisel Ramirez, Wendy Scott, Natalie Torres, Jason Nicolas, Aushra Abouzeid, Greg Toombs, Shari Safranski.

Other Collaborators.

David Therriault (therriault@psy.fsu.edu).
David was a former graduate student. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. David's research interests include the psychology of reading, linguistics, memory, attention, human error, and educational issues related to these topics. David and I have examined how paraphrasing a text influences its representation in memory, how a bilingual's mental lexicon is organized, how interleaved texts are read, and whether readers use temporal and spatial information to help them organize memory for texts. We are now starting a project to explore developmental changes in text comprehension.