Ece Demir-Lira, Ph.D.
Ece Demir-Lira, Ph.D.

Director, Development, Experience and Neurocognition Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Phone: 319-467-0376
Office: W316B Seashore Hall
Résumé/Curriculum Vitae: PDF icondemirlira_cv_september.pdf

Shatiana Cooper

Shatiana is a Junior studying Marketing and Management under the Tippie College of Business while obtaining a certificate in Critical Cultural Competence within the School of Social Work. She currently works as a SITA (Student Instructional Technology Assistant) in the Center for Teaching. She is interested in oral storytelling and its relations to children's visualization.

Shania Enriquez

Shania is a junior studying Psychology. She is interested in autism research. She is specifically interested in studying the neurocognitive basis of autism. In her free time, She likes to craft or read a good book.

Megan Schumer

Megan is a sophomore in both the Biology and Psychology majors on the Pre-Medicine track, and she plans on pursuing either pediatric surgery or neurosurgery. She is interested in research surrounding brain development, particularly in the area of abnormal psychology. She also enjoys learning about the relationship between social circumstances and quality of life. 

Emily Sones

Emily is a Junior studying Psychology and Business. She is interested in examining the role of parent-child interactions in children's academic development in typically-developing and atypically-developing children. She is originally from Indianola, Iowa and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her other interests include playing with her dogs, softball, and working and volunteering with children.

Katie Klingfus

Katie is a junior studying psychology. She is interested in behavioral/cognitive neuroscience and hope to be a researcher someday. She loves reading, baking banana bread, and watching scary movies.

Andrea Ortiz-Santos

Andrea is from Puerto Rico. She is currently an undergraduate in Psychology and Creative Writing. Her current research interests include how culture and language affects cognitive development. She wants to understand the role cultural aspects and language may have in individuals, that may affect their abilities in different topics such as math, literacy, art, music, and others. She loves books, writing and Disney movies.