Dr. Geary is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and Director of the MU Math Study (https://mumathstudy.missouri.edu/). 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.
REP Postdoc Opportunity
We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on a longitudinal multi-systemic study of the child-, home-, and classroom-centered factors that contribute to preschoolers’ early quantitative development. The focus is on quantitative competencies that predict readiness for school entry. The participants will be students enrolled in Title I preschool for academically at-risk children and their parents. The fellow will work with a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to all aspects of the project. The LD Hub will be part of an NICHD-funded consortium of Hubs and LD Research Centers and the post-doc will have the opportunity to participate in annual joint meetings.