To The Top

The header image is the default header image for the site.


Dr. Geary is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and Director of the MU Math Study ( We focus on the cognitive factors that contribute to mathematical learning from preschool through high school algebra. The current focus is on the cognitive mechanisms, such as spatial abilities, that support algebraic cognition and learning, and we are beginning a multi-systemic longitudinal study of preschoolers’ early quantitative development. The focus here is on knowledge and skills that support readiness for math learning at school entry and on the child-, home-, and classroom-centered factors that contribute to the acquisition of this knowledge.

Faculty profile