Who We Are

Robert Wiley, Program Chair


Bob Wiley is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he runs the Cognitive and Neural Science of Learning (CNSL) lab. He holds a K-12 Foreign Language Teaching Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education, and taught French and Arabic in the Chicago Public School system prior to returning to graduate school. He received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. His research focuses primarily on the cognitive processes of reading and spelling, and their neural underpinnings, in diverse populations. He is interested in how cognitive science research can be used to optimize the effectiveness of educational practices and interventions. He has been a member of AERA and the BNE SIG since 2014, serving as Program Chair beginning with the 2022 annual meeting in San Diego.

Interests: Cognitive psychology; Learning and perception; neural plasticity; cognitive science and education