Loyola University Chicago

Children's Memory and Learning

Research Team

‌ Meeting the members of our lab!

Dr. Catherine Haden

‌‌Graduate School: Emory University (1995)

Undergraduate: Wake Forest University (1989)

Current: Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago (since 1997)

Interests: Information about Dr. Haden's research and teaching interests is available here

When she isn't working, Dr. Haden enjoys watching her daughter swim, and her son run, and walking her dog Sugar.



Diana Acosta

‌‌Graduate Student



Lauren Pagano

‌‌Graduate Student


Juan Vicente Nuno Hermosillo

Graduate Student



Autumn Crowe

Project Coordinator, Tinkering and Reflection Project


Meriem Sadoun

Project Coordinator, Engaging Engineering Experts Project





Lab Alumni

Maria (Mia) Marcus, Ph.D. (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Erin Wilkerson, Ph.D. (2011)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Binghamton University

Nora Brodson Benjamin, Ph.D. (2007)

Instructor, College of Lake County

Karen Kolmodin MacDonell, Ph.D. (2006)

Research Associate Professor, Pediatric Prevention Research Center, Wayne State University

Amy Hedrick, Ph.D. (2006)

Associate Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne College

Sam Fazio, Ph.D. (2005)

Director of Medical and Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association

Part-Time Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University

David Rudek, Ph.D. (2004)

Associate Professor, Aurora University

Barbara Havlik O’Brien, Ph.D. (2002)

Lecturer in Psychology, Washington University in Saint Louis