Howard Nusbaum

Professor, Department of Psychology and in the College; Committee on Computational Neuroscience; Executive Committee Member, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Research Interests


Wisdom, language use, attention, learning, memory consolidation and sleep, working memory, understanding, affect, categorization, cognitive neuropharmocology, cognitive engineering and human factors


Brandeis University, BA, Psychology, Computer Science, 1976
SUNY at Buffalo, PhD, Cognitive Psychology, 1981.
Indiana University, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship,1984

Professional experience:

2001                Full Professor, Dept of Psychology

1990-1993       Chair, Committee on Cognition and Communication.

1997-2009       Chair, Dept of Psychology

2009-present   Associate Editor, Brain and Language

2011-present   John Templeton Foundation Board of Advisors

2013-present   Associate Editor, PLoS One


2007    The University of Chicago Future Faculty Mentorship Award.

2009    Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

2012    Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching