Karrie Godwin earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University where she was also an IES fellow in the Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research. Karrie also holds a M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Her research examines how cognitive and environmental factors shape children’s development and learning in the laboratory and in the classroom. Her research interests include the development of attention, executive function, language acquisition, and categorization.
Karrie Godwin is the PI of the Child Development Lab at Kent State University. Ongoing projects in the lab include the examination of individual differences in the development of attention regulation and executive function and how these factors influence children’s learning outcomes. Other projects include investigation of how learning environments and instructional materials can be optimized to promote attention and learning. The Child Development Lab also studies how children’s language development influences children’s ability to reason about categories.