Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of Toronto
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Literacy, language and cognition, cognitive development, theory of mind, and computer-based multimedia learning
Phone: (212) 817-8298
Dr. Homer is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Learning, Development and Instruction subprogram. He is the director of the Child Interactive Learning and Development (CHILD) Lab at the Graduate Center. He is also training director for the Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Training program at the Graduate Center(IPoRT). His research examines how children acquire and use “cultural tools” to store and transmit knowledge (e.g., language, literacy, and information technologies), and how these tools transform developmental and learning processes. Of particular interest is how development and learning affect the ways in which mental representations are formed. Dr. Homer has a number of currently active lines of research that are briefly outlined below.