Dr. Susan Levine

Susan Levine, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, whose cognitive development lab carries her name. An expert in the development of the numerical and spatial aspects of math, she researches how variations in math talk and activities at home and at preschool affect math thinking. She also studies how math anxieties and stereotypes of parents, teachers, and children themselves negatively impact math achievement and the potential of interventions—parent-child engagement with math books, play activities, and technology—to enhance learning. She is a co-Principal Investigator of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center.