Dr. Marisa T. Cohen (Ph. D., Graduate Center, City University of New York) graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biology and Society and a minor in Education. She then went on to study Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with a concentration in Learning, Development, and Instruction. Her dissertation, “Improving the Acquisition and Retention of Science Material by Fifth Grade Students Through the Use of Imagery Interventions” focused on interventions which facilitate the acquisition and retention of science vocabulary. She has since replicated her findings with different populations.
While she continues to examine ways to instruct students in the science domain, her current research interests include the ability of students to assess their own knowledge, self-regulate, and adequately prepare for exams. She also recently began research in the area of relationship science, and has created the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab with Dr. Karen Wilson.
Beyond her teaching and research commitments, Dr. Cohen has served on the Graduate Student Issues Committee for the Northeastern Educational Research Association, and is the Associate Counselor of the St. Francis Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education.
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