Research Interests: Cognitive and Social Factors Associated with Science Education/Learning, Particularly in Under-Represented Populations and Women; Behavioral Neuroscience, Vision
Louise Hainline is a development and cognitive psychologist with degrees in Psychology from Brown University and Harvard University. She formerly did research on the development of infant vision and developmental behavioral neuroscience, with a focus on assessment of early visual disorders and studies of the oculomotor system. Her current research interests are on how people learn, particularly in higher education; the effectiveness of different types of STEM pedagogy; and the psychological problems confronted by under-represented students in academic settings. Current teaching includes a developmental psychology, a course on American higher education, and a seminar on teaching at the college level. Now back in faculty status, Hainline served for over a dozen years in academic administration as Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. She is currently PI/PD on several federally-funded programs to help under-represented students to pursue research careers, as well as an NSF program to provide professional development for graduate students.