Macksey, Sam

Sam Macksey is a doctoral student in the area of Human Development within the Department of Educational Psychology. She works with Dr. Haley Vlach in the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab. Samantha received her B.A. in Psychology (minor in mathematical modeling of complex systems) from Northeastern Illinois University. Her research interests involve the examination of how children’s understanding of science and math can predict how likely they are to go into STEM careers. Her objective is to enhance the early-stage development of the educational system.

Korn, Judith

Judith Korn is a doctoral student in the Human Development area within the Department of Educational Psychology and is advised by Dr. Robert Enright. Judith has a masters degree in both Clinical Psychology and Education. She has spent the last decade teaching math in the Madison area. Judith’s research interests are in evaluating the effects of a well-designed SEL curriculum that incorporates moral development. She is particularly interested in the impact the study of forgiveness can have on mental health and in turn academic outcomes in our schools.