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Dr. Jenny Roche - Cognitive Psychologist | Jennifer M. Roche, PhD

Dr. Jenny Roche - Cognitive Psychologist

Jennifer (Jenny) Roche is an Associate Professor (2014- present) with a joint faculty appointment in Speech Pathology & Audiology and Educational Psychology programs at Kent State University. She is trained in cognitive psychology/science using eye-tracking, computer mouse-tracking, and other behavioral techniques. She is interested in how cognitive science and how social contexts impact cognition and miscommunication. She is the director of the MADI Lab (Miscommunication and Dialogue Interaction Lab), but also a member of the Educational Psychology (EPSY) Lab. 

Education: Jenny completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Language Sciences at the University of Rochester, received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Memphis (2011), an M.A. in Psychological Sciences from James Madison University (2007), and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2004). 

Lab: Jenny is the director of the Miscommunication and Dialogue interaction lab. She is currently accepting doctoral (Speech Pathology or Educational Psychology) and undergraduate researchers. Check out our lab (MADI Lab) and follow us on twitter @MADILab_KSU.

Teaching: Jenny teaches courses in cognition, neuroscience, research methods, and psycholinguistics in both Speech Pathology and/or Educational Psychology. She has a students first philosophy, which is closesly aligned with the KSU mission. 

Open Science: Jenny and her lab believe in open science. We now include our data analysis and data (for projects with IRB approval) posted: https://osf.io/s7fjn