My academic background is in cognitive psychology (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990) and cognitive science (Sc.B., Brown University, 1986).  I am currently Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Research at The New School, a university in New York City.  From 2006-2013 I was dean of the New School for Social Research (the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science) at The New School.  From 2005-2015 I was editor of the journal Discourse Processes.  


I have taught graduate and undergraduate lecture and seminar courses in psycholinguistics, human-computer interaction, research methods, psychology and design, and psychology of music (music and mind, collaborating in and beyond music). For more details on my teaching and research, see my curriculum vitae.


For many years I have collaborated with Frederick G. Conrad, research professor in the Survey Research Center and director of the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan, and research professor and director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Together we have been awarded the 2013 Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

I am also a classical pianist who specializes in chamber and collaborative music, and in performances that explore how new technologies can enhance audience experience (e.g., the Songs and Light project)