Megan A. Sumeracki (formerly Smith) is an assistant professor at Rhode Island College. She received her Master’s in Experimental Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University. Sumeracki studies human learning and memory, specifically applying the science of learning in educational contexts. Her research focuses on retrieval-based learning strategies, and the way retrieval can improve meaningful learning. Sumeracki’s work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition and Applied Cognitive Psychology. Sumeracki has given talks at regional and national conferences in the United States, including the Psi Chi Distinguished Keynote Address at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, and abroad such as a lecture at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and delivering the Keynote at ResearchED in Rugby, England. She is also passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice in education. In an effort to promote more conversations between researchers and practitioners, she co-founded The Learning Scientists.
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