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Mina Johnson-Glenberg

Dr. Johnson-Glenberg is an Associate Research Scientist in the School of Art and Engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her areas of interest include text comprehension and remediation of reading disorders, especially using Web-based computer-aided instruction. She has received multiple federal educational technology grants to create comprehension and metacognitive instructional software for middle school readers – these applications can be experienced at In addition, Dr. Johnson-Glenberg has published widely on cognition, embodied learning in new media, neural networks, and fragile X syndrome (the most common form of heritable intellectual disability).

She is the Director of SEGL, the group creating Serious Embodied Games for Learning. In addition, she serves as the assessment lead for SMALLab (Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Lab) located in the School of AME (Arts, Media and Engineering). Her group uses multiple assessment methodologies to illucidate learning over time in an immersive, motion-tracking learning environment. She teaches several courses including: 1) the Psychology of e-Learning and Gaming that focuses on new media and how to create appropriate efficacy studies for that rapidly changing world, and 2) a survey of Intellectual Disabiities from Autism to fragile X. See the SMALLab website for information on how to get SMALLab into your classroom.