Research in our lab explores several interrelated questions about human comprehension and memory.


What are the cognitive processes involved in reading, understanding, and remembering text material? Why do cognitive processes become faster and better with practice? How can we optimize learning in educationally relevant domains, to improve how much students learn, how fast they learn it, and how long they retain it? And what self-regulatory processes support such learning?

Current Members of Rawson Lab
Members of the Rawson & Dunlosky Labs (RADLAB)

From top to bottom:  Nola Daley, Michelle Rivers, John Dunlosky, Irina Ghilic (visiting member), Jess Janes, Amanda Zamary, Angie Jones, Kayla Morehead, and Katherine Rawson

Previous Students
  • Mary Pyc Photo
    Mary Pyc
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University
    Research Scientist, DART Neuroscience
  • Nic Wilkins Photo
    Nic Wilkins
    Associate Professor, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Kalif Vaugn Photo
    Kalif Vaughn
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Williams College
    Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky University
  • Katie Wissman
    Katie Wissman
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Skidmore College
    Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University
RADLAB Reunion in Granada, Spain

(L to R): Mariette Van Loon, Katie Wissman, Chris Was (honorary member), Amanda Zamary, Kayla Morehead, John Dunlosky, Katherine Rawson, Michael Mueller, Nathan Foster