Judith Danovitch is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. She received an A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University. When she is not doing research or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling all over the world.
Nick Noles is an Assistant Professor in MSU's Psychology Department. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University. In addition to his research, Nick enjoys spending time with his son, writing, and playing video games.
Meghan Kanya graduated from MSU in May 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology. She loves working with children of all ages. Her research interests include trauma's effects on child emotional and mental development, treatments for children in traumatic environments, and children's overall knowledge of emotions in themselves and others. Currently she is working on her very own research project in collaboration with the KID Lab.
Christine Shenouda is a fourth-year graduate student in the cognition and cognitive neuroscience program at MSU's department of psychology. She received both her B.A. in economics and her M.A. in sociology from the American University in Cairo, and an M.A. in psychology from MSU. Her research interests include gender development, gender stereotypes, and the effect of stereotypes on young children's motivation and achievement. She is also interested in comparing gender stereotypes and their effects on children cross-culturally. When she's not studying, she's enjoying her time with her husband and daughter, her source of motivation.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Therese Diola is a junior from Saginaw, MI pursuing a B.S. in Psychology. After graduating from MSU, she plans on attending medical school. She loves working with young children and thus is working towards her goal to becoming a pediatrician or a neonatologist. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, listening/making music, and volunteering at the local humane society.
Megan Fisher is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology from Williamston, MI. She would like to eventually attend graduate school after graduating from MSU. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, reading, participating in various outdoor activities and spending lots of time with friends and family.
Courtney Heilig is a junior from Commerce Township MI. After graduating with a B.S. in psychology, she plans on attending graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She loves working with children and wishes to pursue a career
involving kids. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.
Marisa Kelly is a third year undergraduate student who is studying towards her B.A. in psychology. She loves working with and caring for young children. She hopes to one day combine her education and experience from MSU's KID lab to become a Developmental Psychologist specializing in Infants and Toddlers. She plans on attending a graduate school for developmental psychology after she completes her undergraduate degree. In Marisa's free time, she is often found spending time with her close friends and family. Her greatest treasure is her one year old puppy who is a Shepard-mix, while her favorite activity is reading a good book.
Margaret Levasseur is a sophomore from Grosse Pointe Park, MI pursuing a B.A. in psychology with a cognitive science specialization and a possible minor in women and gender studies. She would like to pursue a masters or a Ph.D. after graduating from MSU. In her free time, she enjoys running, listening to music, biking, hiking, and laughing with friends.
Amanda May is a senior psychology major from Waterford, MI. After graduating with her B.A. in psychology she plans to attend graduate school to study social work. In her free time she loves spending time with her friends and family, working at her family daycare, reading, and playing many different sports.
Kristen Nye recently graduated MSU with a B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Women's and Gender Studies, and a Specialization in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society. She plans on taking a few years to gain more research experience before applying to clinical psychology graduate programs. In her free time she visits with friends and family, scrapbooks, and enjoys watching performing arts.
Catherine (Cali) Oostmeyer is a Freshman from South Lyon, MI, who is currently undecided but thinking about pursuing a degree in Psychology. After attending MSU Cali plans to attend graduate school. She loves working with children and hopes to have a career where she is able to work with children in the future. Cali is on the MSU Pompon team and spends most of her free time preparing for competitions, and spending time with friends, teammates, and family.
Lab Managers: Reem Alzahabi (Cognitive Psychology at Michigan State University), Lee Eshelman (Clinical Psychology at Miami University) & Libby Harfman (Clinical Psychology at University of Kansas)
Research Assistants: Caroline Bell (Teach for America), Megan Bissett, Elizabeth Boudiab, Danielle Brimmeier, Ryan Duffy, James Gabriels, Nick Griffin, Amanda Hardwick, Erica Jacob, Zack Keith, Erinn Kohn (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Ashley Marderosian, Kaitlin Reilly (School Psychology at Michigan State University), Jessica Rice, Celeste Roosien (Teach for America), James Rossi (University of North Carolina), Alyssa Segal (Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeaster University), Courtney Sharp (Elementary Education at Michigan State University), Jenna Shier & Pete Wagner
Prospective Research Assistants:
For students interested in doing research at the KID Lab, visit our Students Page.