Lindsay Harris Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology


Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF)

Research Interests:

Reading across writing systems; multisensory contributions to word learning; interactions of spoken and written language; individual differences in lexical knowledge; bilingualism


Ph.D., M.S., University of Pittsburgh, Cognitive Psychology

M.S.T. Pace University, English Education

B.A. The Ohio State University, English

Research Interests

Neuro/cognitive bases of reading and word learning across writing systems and sensory modalities.

I am available to serve as a committee member on theses and dissertations related to cognition and learning, reading and language, cognitive/educational neuroscience, and psycholinguistics across disciplines. My methodological expertise includes experimental design, quantitative analysis, interventions and training studies, and EEG/ERP.

Recent Publications:

Lech, I. B., & Harris, L. N. (2019). Language learning in the virtual wild. In M. L. Carrió-Pastor (Ed.), Teaching language and teaching literature in virtual environments, pp. 39-54. Singapore: Springer.

Harris, L. N., & Perfetti, C. A. (2017). Individual differences in phonological feedback effects: Evidence for the orthographic recoding hypothesis of orthographic learning. Scientific Studies of Reading, 21(1), 31-45.

Perfetti, C. A., & Harris, L. N. (2017). Learning to read English. In L. Verhoeven and C. A. Perfetti (Eds.), Learning to read across languages and writing systems, pp. 323-346. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Harris, L. N., & Lech, I. (2016). Language modularity. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York: Springer.

Harris, L. N., & Perfetti, C. A. (2016). Lexical stress and linguistic predictability influence proofreading behavior.Language Sciences Section, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 96-106.

Guan, Q. C., Harris, L. N., Meng, W., & Perfetti, C. A. (2015). Writing quality predicts Chinese learning. Reading and Writing, 28(6), 763-795.

Harris, L. N., Perfetti, C. A., & Rickles, B. (2014). Error-related negativities during spelling judgments expose orthographic knowledge. Neuropsychologia, 54, 112-128.

Perfetti, C. A., & Harris, L. N. (2013). Universal reading processes are modulated by language and writing system.Language Learning and Development, 9(4), 296-316.

Frequently Taught

EPS 770 – Writing for Publication in Educational Psychology and Special Education

EPS 723 – Design of Research on Human Development and Learning in Educational Settings

EPS 506 – Theories and Research in Child Behavior and Development

EPS 300 – Educational Psychology


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