People

Sean Kang

Sean H.K. Kang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Cognition & Education Lab Director

Office: 210 Raven House
Email:
Phone: 603-646-9051 Fax: 603-646-3968

Mailing address:
6103 Raven House
Department of Education
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

(Internal mail: Hinman Box 6103)

Sean Kang is an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, and is interested in how people learn and remember information. He was born and raised in Singapore, and received his undergraduate education at the National University of Singapore. He then went on to pursue graduate studies in the Behaviour, Brain, and Cognition programme at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned his A.M. and Ph.D. in psychology with Kathleen McDermott as his primary graduate advisor. After grad school, Sean worked with Hal Pashler as a post-doctoral researcher in the psychology department at UC San Diego.

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Luke Eglington

 

Luke G. Eglington

Graduate Student

Office: 03 Raven House
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Mailing address:
6207 Moore Hall
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

(Internal mail: Hinman Box 6207)

 

Luke Eglington is a graduate student in Dr. Kang's Cognition & Education Lab. He spent most of his life in Massachusetts, and received his B.S. in cognitive science at University of Massachusetts Boston. Luke is interested in optimizing learning in online and in-person environments and the functioning of human inductive processes. Other interests include concept learning, multimodal interactions, and the interaction of learning and attentional processes.

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Xinyun Tang

 

Xinyun (Janica) Tang

Graduate Student

Office: 03 Raven House
Email:

Mailing address:
6207 Moore Hall
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

(Internal mail: Hinman Box 6207)

 

Xinyun Tang is a graduate student in the Cognition & Education lab at Dartmouth. Xinyun comes from China and received her bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University. Her primary interest is in optimal learning, such as the spacing and testing effects. Other interests include visual learning and cross-cultural differences.

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Spencer Chu

Spencer Chu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Spencer is a ’16 from Kansas City, Missouri. He is working in the lab as an undergraduate research assistant, and he is interested in STEM educational research. He is also interested in the study of context dependent memory.  He is an Engineering Sciences major and Education minor. On campus, Spencer is involved in Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering, the captain of the DOC Woodsmen Team, and an intern in the Sustainability Office.

 

 

Zihan Li

Zihan Li

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Zihan is a ’15 from Beijing, China. She is working in the lab as an undergraduate research assistant in the Presidential Scholars Program. She is a Psychology major and an Education minor and is interested in cross-disciplinary and integrated research in theses two areas, especially how scientific research in psychology influences education policies. On campus she works as a tutor/study group leader, Chinese drill instructor and is involved in the Creative Lives Afterschool Program. She speaks five languages, enjoys playing the piano and violin, and manages her own business in tutoring and online education training.


 

Megan Cheng

 

Megan Cheng

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Megan is a ’17 in the Women in Science Project. Born in Ithaca, NY, she is currently a resident of Tainan, Taiwan. She is interested in the interplay between neuroscience and education, and intends to major in Neuroscience (and possibly Linguistics), with a minor in Education. She is currently involved in America Reads, and previously worked at the Norwich Child Care Center and the Feldberg Business-Engineering Library.

 

 

Song Heui Cho

Song Heui Cho

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Song Heui is a ’16 from Seoul, Korea. She is a Psychology and Biology major, with a minor in Education. She is interested in becoming a child and adolescent psychiatrist and applying her knowledge in the future to figure out ways to improve the education system in Korea and create a happier environment for students to find and pursue their dreams. She enjoys singing and playing the flute. On campus, she is involved in ASPIRE and Big Sib Little Sib.​


 

 

Casidhe Bethancourt

Casidhe-Nicole Bethancourt

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Casidhe is a ’16 who works in the lab as part of the Sophomore Science Scholars program. She is a Spanish and Neuroscience double major and is interested in attending medical school after she graduates. On campus, she is involved in Globemed and as a Women in Science mentor. She also is very active in several groups of social advocacy and responsibility including Sexual Assault Peer Advisors, Movement Against Violence, SIBS, and the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault.​


 

 

Shaitalya Vellanki

Shaitalya Vellanki

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Shay is a ’16 majoring in Neuroscience with an interest in Global Health and International Affairs. She hopes to write a senior thesis through the neuroscience department, and later aspires to go on to either Medical School or join an MD/PhD program after graduation. Her hobbies include running, dancing and volunteering with local cancer patients as well as children with autism.


 

 

Lab Alumni

 

Madeline Abbott

Undergraduate Research Assistant (Summer - Fall 2013)

Maddie is a ’15 from Greenwich, Connecticut. She worked in the lab as an undergraduate research assistant in the Presidential Scholars’ program and is interested in the cognitive underpinnings of math and science learning. She is a Mathematical Social Sciences major with a focus in Education and is considering creating an Indian Studies minor. On campus she is President of Students for Education Reform, General Manager of the marching band, and involved with the DREAM mentoring program for at-risk youth in Windsor, Vermont.

 

Vivian Chen

 

Vivian Chen

Undergraduate Research Assistant (Winter - Spring 2013)

Vivian is a ’16 from San Francisco, California. She worked in the lab as an undergraduate intern in the Women in Science Project. The picture on the left is of her presenting a poster at the Wetterhahn Science Symposium.